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Merced Population

Merced is a city in California, State of United States, Located 110 miles southeast of San Francisco and 275 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Merced population in 2023 is estimated to be 90,494, covers city area of 23.25 sq mi (60.2 sq km), ranks ninety-sixth largest city in California State, four-hundred-fourth city in the United States. It is named after the Merced River, Merced is a Spanish word for Mercy, is a city in Merced County, in the San Joaquin Valley, Incorporated in April 1889. Merced population as per 2020 census is 86,333 compared to 2010 population of 78,958 with the increase number of 7,375 people and growth of 9.3 percent.

Below is the Merced population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
201079,134
201179,7200.74
201280,2650.68
201380,7580.61
201481,1980.54
201581,8780.84
201682,3530.58
201782,6770.39
201883,3160.77
201984,8991.90
202086,3331.69
2021 *89,2083.33
2022 *90,1401.08
2023 *90,4940.41
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated


Merced Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Merced population is 83,668, out of these 41,405 are male, 42,263 are female, The sex ratio of Merced is 98. The median age of the Merced population is 30.1, Merced population by age are, under 18 years is 23,339, 16 years and over is 62,380, 18 years and over is 60,329, 21 years and over is 55,221, 65 years and over is 9,626. 49.5% are male, 50.5% are female, Population of Merced by age percent-wise is, 27.9% are under 18 years old, 74.6% are 16 years and over, 72.1% are 18 years and over, 66.0% are 21 years and over, 9.1% are 65 years and over. There are total 26,025 housing units, The voting population of Merced are 48,427, out of these 22,671 are male voters, 25,756 are female voters, 46.8% are male, 53.2% are female. Merced population in 2022 is estimated to be 90,140, and in 2021 is estimated to be 89,208.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -55,7916.9%
5 - 96,8548.2%
10 - 147,1818.6%
15 - 195,7126.8%
20 - 249,68211.6%
25 - 3412,90015.4%
35 - 4412,26914.7%
45 - 548,0189.6%
55 - 593,7834.5%
60 - 643,9014.7%
65 - 744,4165.3%
75 - 842,5833.1%
85 and over5780.7%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Merced Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Merced by race are:

White Population

White population in Merced, California are 31,790, percentage wise 38.0 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Merced, California are 2,720, percentage wise 3.3 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Merced, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Merced are 10,773, percentage wise 12.9 percent are asians.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Merced, California are 48,366. Percentage wise 57.8 percent are hispanics, out of these 42,835 are Mexican people, 311 are Puerto Ricans, 331 are Cubans, and 4,889 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race83,668Percent
White31,79038.0%
Black or African American2,7203.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native6800.8%
Asian Population10,77312.9%
Hispanic or Latino48,36657.8%
Mexican42,83551.2%
Puerto Rican3110.4%
Cuban3310.4%
Other Hispanic or Latino4,889
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Merced native population is 61,903, out of these 53,504 born in the California state and 7,408 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 21,765, out of these 9,312 are Naturalized US citizen, 510 are in Europe, 3,039 in Asia, 5,741 in Latin America and 22 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Merced are 12,453, out of these 455 are from Europe, 972 are from Asia, 58 from Africa, 10,968 are from Latin America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native61,903
Born in state of residence53,504
Born in other state in the United States7,408
Northeast1,324
Midwest1,953
South2,442
West1,689
Born outside the United States991
Puerto Rico0
U.S. Island Areas0
Born abroad of American parent(s)991
Foreign born
Born outside of United States21,765
Naturalized U.S. citizen9,312
Europe510
Asia3,039
Africa0
Oceania0
Latin America5,741
Northern America22
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen12,453
Europe455
Asia972
Africa58
Oceania0
Latin America10,968
Northern America0
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Merced Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Merced, California are 26,025, Occupied housing units are 25,005, Rental vacancy rate is 3. Percentage of occupancy is 96, 43.00% of houses are owner occupied and 53.08% of houses are renter occupied in Merced. There are 66.80 percent of one-unit detached, 2.67 percent of one-units attached, 3.10 percent of two-unit houses, 10.06 percent of three or four unit homes. 2.39 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 3. 34.88 percent are available with one vehicle, 25.10 percent are available with two vehicles, 29.44 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 6.66 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units26,025
Occupied housing units25,005
Occupied housing units percent96
Rental vacancy rate3
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached17,384
1-unit attached694
2 units807
3 or 4 units2,617
Mobile home621
Boat, RV, van, etc.0
Owner-occupied11,192
Renter-occupied13,813
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit3
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Merced Housing Market

The median value of housing unit in Merced, California is $268,100, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 2.23 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 1.41 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 4.60 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 21.53 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 12.22 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 0.52 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.50 percent are over one million and above. Total number of Merced rental homes or apartments are 13,813, occupied by Renter, The median value of Merced average rental rate is $1,111.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,000580
$50,000 to $99,9990
$100,000 to $149,999367
$150,000 to $199,9991,196
$200,000 to $299,9995,604
$300,000 to $499,9993,179
$500,000 to $999,999136
$1,000,000 or more130
Median (dollars)268,100
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

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