Population density (sq mi)3,50725691
Median age29.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1855%46%43%
Speak English55%56%79%
Speak Spanish34%29%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Merced is 1270% higher than California
  • The median age in Merced is 18% lower than California
  • In Merced 51.33% of the population is White
  • In Merced 5.71% of the population is Black
  • In Merced 11.84% of the population is Asian

Compare Merced, CA Demographics


      Merced population breakdown by race

      American Indian0.66%0.74%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.03%0.39%0.18%
      Mixed race5.00%4.62%3.06%
      Other race25.42%13.28%4.75%
      In Merced, 51.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Merced age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Merced, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).