|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Merced is 89,308. Merced, California is the 384th largest city in the US.
Merced is located entirely in Merced County.
The current population of Merced (89,308) is it's peak population.
Merced has grown 38.1% since the 2000. Merced, California is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 71% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
Merced has a population density of 3,386.4 people per square mile.
|378||Trenton, New Jersey||90,457||5.9%|
|382||Fort Smith, Arkansas||89,576||11.0%|
|383||Clifton, New Jersey||89,367||13.0%|
|387||San Leandro, California||88,868||11.4%|
|388||Greenville, North Carolina||88,728||41.3%|
The total voting age population of Merced, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 48,306. The voting age population is 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 10.1% of the residents of Merced are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Merced are 53.7% White, 23.7% Other, 11.8% Asian, 5.4% Black, 4.4% Two or more races, 0.9% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 55.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Merced, 29.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 38.8%. On a per-household basis, 23.5% of families are below the poverty line in Merced.
Among those aged 16 and older, 57.2% of Merced residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 72.9% of Merced residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 16.5% have a bachelor's degree and 6.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Merced residents aged 5 and older, 47.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 37.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 2.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 7.8% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Merced is 12.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Merced, 21.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Merced is $45,232.
In Merced, 41.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 58.7% of housing units in Merced.
Of all the housing units in Merced, 5.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Merced, 27.5% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 7,400 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Merced is $1,005.
In Merced, 87.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.