Merced demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,50723291
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%
Merced, CA has a population of 81,461 and is the 423rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,507 per sq mi which is 1409% higher than the California average and 3771% higher than the national average. The median age in Merced is 29 which is approximately 18% lower than the California average of 36. In Merced, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 55% speak English and 34% speak Spanish. 65% of Merced residents were born in California, 12% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 21% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Merced is 1409% 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 or African American.
  • In Merced 11.84% of the population is Asian.

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Merced population breakdown by race

Black or African American5.71%5.85%12.63%
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.

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