Merced Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Merced Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
83,676

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.7%
5 - 17:
21.8%
18 - 24:
13.6%
25 - 34:
15.1%
35 - 54:
22.7%
55 - 64:
8.9%
Over 65 Years:
10.1%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
9.8%
9.8%
High School Graduates
72.9%
72.9%
College Graduated
16.5%
16.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Merced
$20,488
$20,488
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Merced
$45,232
$45,232
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
29.3%

Employment Industries in Merced

 
Education
14.2%
14.2%
Healthcare
12.2%
12.2%
Retail
11.7%
11.7%
Accommodation
8.8%
8.8%
Agriculture
8.5%
8.5%
Manufacturing
7.6%
7.6%
Public Service
6.8%
6.8%
Construction
5.9%
5.9%
Transportation
4.7%
4.7%
Other
4.2%
4.2%
Administration
3.1%
3.1%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
2.9%
2.9%
Wholesale
2.7%
2.7%
Finance
2.4%
2.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
55.2%
55.2%
White
25.8%
25.8%
Asian
11.2%
11.2%
Black or African American
4.9%
4.9%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.7%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
5.4%
5.4%
Irish
3.8%
3.8%
English
2.9%
2.9%
Portuguese
2.4%
2.4%
Italian
2.4%
2.4%
Scottish
0.9%
0.9%
European
0.8%
0.8%
French
0.7%
0.7%
Swedish
0.5%
0.5%
Dutch
0.5%
0.5%
African
0.5%
0.5%
Polish
0.4%
0.4%
Scots-Irish
0.4%
0.4%
Welsh
0.4%
0.4%
Norwegian
0.3%
0.3%
British
0.3%
0.3%
Other Arab
0.2%
0.2%
Hungarian
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
Afghan
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
52.6%
52.6%
Spanish
37.1%
37.1%
Miao/Hmong
4.3%
4.3%
Laotian
1.3%
1.3%
Other Asian languages
1.0%
1.0%
Chinese
0.8%
0.8%
Tagalog
0.7%
0.7%
Langs. of India
0.6%
0.6%
Arabic
0.4%
0.4%
Vietnamese
0.3%
0.3%
Portuguese
0.3%
0.3%
Urdu
0.2%
0.2%
Pacific Island languages
0.2%
0.2%
Korean
0.2%
0.2%
Japanese
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
French
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
African languages
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Merced Residents:
22.7%