Demographics

 

Merced is a medium sized city that experiences a rapid 3.4% annual growth rate.  Approximately 45% of the Merced County population resides within Merced's urban area.

Demographic Overview 
Current Local Population

Current Merced County Population
80,608 (City Limits) 119,338 (Urban Area

256,778
Average Household Size 3.1
Median Age 28
Owner Occupied Homes 10,637 (42.7%)
Total Housing Units 27,446
 Source:  U.S. Census Bureau; (www.census.gov) , Department of Finance; (www.dof.gov)

 

Historic and Projected Population Estimates
  2000 2010 2015 2020 2025
           
City of Merced 63,893 80,985 89,400 97,700 106,800
Merced County 210,554 258,495 307,300 340,800 377,400
Source:  Merced County Association of Governments

 

Racial and Ethnic Composition of Population, City of Merced
Race/Ethnic Origin Total
Asian 12.6%
Black or African American 6.6%
Hispanic or Latino 49.6%
Milti-race/ Other 1.2%
White 30%
Source: Brown University, (www.s4brown.edu)

 

Educational Attainment of Population over 25 Years of Age 
Years of School Completed Total              
Less than High School 28.7%
High School 26.5%
Some College 19.9%
Associate's Degree 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 10.2%
Graduate/ Professional 6.6%
Source: www.demographicreports.com  

 

Commute Time in Merced County
Workers Percentage
Less than 5 minutes 13,443 3.8%
5-9 minutes 13,135 14.6%
10-14 minutes 16,727 18.6%
15-19 minutes 13,689 15.2%
20-24 minutes 11,312 12.6%
25-29 minutes 2,296 2.6%
30-34 minutes 9,400 10.5%
35-39 minutes 827 0.9%
40-44 minutes 1,902 2.1%
45-59 minutes 5,629 6.3%
60-89 minutes 5,794 6.5%
90 or more minutes 5,653 6.8%
Total that did not work at home 89,807 100%
Source: Community Economic Development Hot Report (http://smpbff1.dsd.census.gov)