The City of Merced had a population of 84,216 as of July 1, 2019. Merced ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Merced is located at latitude 37.3022 and longitude -120.483 in Merced County. The formal boundaries for the City of Merced encompass a land area of 23.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Merced County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 171 feet.
The City of Merced (GNIS ID: 2411080) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Merced is located within Merced CCD of Merced County.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Merced, CA Housing Affordability Index is 86
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Merced, CA Wealth Index is 57
State of California Wealth Index is 123
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Population in Households||81,988|
|Population in Familes||68,403|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,228|
|Median Household Income||$43,422|
|Average Household Income||$63,144|
|Per Capita Income||$19,550|
|Total Housing Units||28,734 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||10,209 (35.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||16,119 (56.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,405 ( 8.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$252,526|
|Housing Affordability Index2||86|
|Average Household Size||3.11|
|Average Family Size||4|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.88%|
|Per Capita Income||3.23%|
The table below compares Merced to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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.
|Total Population||# 102||93rd|
|Population Density||# 366||76th|
|Diversity Index||# 133||91st|
|Median Household Income||# 1244||18th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1251||18th|
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