Merced County CA Information


Merced County Subdivisions

Merced County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 271,689
Daytime Population: Workers 87,734
Daytime Population: Residents 169,749
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 257,483
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 265,376
Population in Familes 232,292
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,313
Population Density2 140
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $46,833
Average Household Income $64,993
Per Capita Income $19,933


Total Housing Units 87,540 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,321 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 37,374 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,845 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $201,880
Average Home Value $281,921


Total Households 79,695
Average Household Size 3.33
Family Households 61,897
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.84% 0.8%
Households 0.72% 0.78%
Families 0.72% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.47%


Merced County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merced County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 59th
Population Density # 24 60th
Diversity Index # 8 90th
Median Household Income # 44 26th
Per Capita Income # 55 7th

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