Statistic Merced California National
Population 84,081 39,512,223 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 3,616 256 91
Median age 29.8 36.0 37.7
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 45% 52% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 52% 46% 43%
Speak English 53% 56% 79%
Speak Spanish 38% 29% 13%
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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Merced is 1312% higher than California
  • The median age in Merced is 17% lower than California
  • In Merced 48.94% of the population is White
  • In Merced 5.17% of the population is Black
  • In Merced 11.14% of the population is Asian

Compare Merced, CA Demographics

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      Merced population breakdown by race

      Race Merced California National
      White 48.94% 61.26% 73.35%
      Black 5.17% 5.85% 12.63%
      Asian 11.14% 13.85% 5.22%
      American Indian 1.22% 0.74% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.09% 0.39% 0.18%
      Mixed race 6.65% 4.62% 3.06%
      Other race 26.77% 13.28% 4.75%
      In Merced, 57.6% 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.

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