Latest Data (2016)
Population 82,594
Nationwide Rank 407

Quick Facts

Merced, California is the 407th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Merced, California is a city.

Merced, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Merced had its largest population ever.

Merced, California is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 66% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Merced, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
397 Fayetteville, Arkansas 83,826 41.1%
398 Troy, Michigan 83,641 3.2%
399 Mission, Texas 83,563 79.9%
400 Bryan, Texas 83,260 26.2%
401 Lake Forest, California 83,240 9.4%
402 Buena Park, California 83,156 6.5%
403 Largo, Florida 83,065 11.4%
404 Cicero, Illinois 82,992 -2.9%
405 Avondale, Arizona 82,881 122.4%
406 Sioux City, Iowa 82,872 -2.4%
407 Merced, California 82,594 27.7%
408 St. George, Utah 82,318 64.0%
409 Conroe, Texas 82,286 111.4%
410 Pleasanton, California 82,270 27.9%
411 Longview, Texas 82,055 12.5%
412 Medford, Oregon 81,636 23.1%
413 Warwick, Rhode Island 81,579 -5.0%
414 Westland, Michigan 81,545 -5.9%
415 Somerville, Massachusetts 81,322 4.9%
416 Melbourne, Florida 81,185 10.9%
417 Lakewood, California 81,138 2.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
159 Lancaster 160,106 34.3%
160 Hayward 158,937 12.7%
161 Palmdale 157,356 33.8%
162 Salinas 157,218 9.5%
167 Sunnyvale 152,771 15.8%
169 Pomona 152,494 2.9%
172 Escondido 151,613 12.8%
176 Torrance 147,195 6.4%
185 Pasadena 142,059 5.5%
187 Fullerton 140,721 11.2%
188 Orange 140,504 8.1%
203 Roseville 132,671 63.1%
208 Visalia 131,074 37.0%
212 Thousand Oaks 128,888 9.7%
213 Concord 128,726 5.2%
218 Simi Valley 126,327 12.8%
219 Santa Clara 125,948 23.0%
222 Victorville 122,265 89.4%
225 Vallejo 121,299 3.3%
226 Berkeley 121,240 17.6%
240 El Monte 115,807 -0.3%
242 Fairfield 114,756 18.5%
246 Carlsbad 113,952 43.4%
251 Downey 113,267 5.3%
253 Temecula 113,054 64.5%
254 Costa Mesa 112,822 3.0%
257 Murrieta 111,674 115.5%
260 Antioch 110,898 21.1%
261 Inglewood 110,654 -1.8%
269 Richmond 109,813 10.2%
270 San Buenaventura (Ventura) 109,592 8.2%
277 West Covina 107,847 2.4%
279 Clovis 106,583 52.4%
280 Daly City 106,472 2.7%
282 Santa Maria 106,290 36.1%
283 Norwalk 106,178 1.5%
290 Burbank 104,447 3.9%
292 San Mateo 103,959 12.1%
293 El Cajon 103,768 9.1%
294 Jurupa Valley 103,541
295 Rialto 103,314 11.3%
301 Vista 101,659 13.0%
310 Vacaville 98,303 9.9%
313 Compton 97,550 4.1%
317 Mission Viejo 96,396 2.9%
325 South Gate 95,538 -1.0%
327 San Marcos 95,261 70.5%
337 Hesperia 93,724 48.6%
340 Carson 92,797 3.1%
343 Santa Monica 92,478 9.6%
344 Santa Barbara 91,930 2.6%
346 Redding 91,808 12.7%
347 Chico 91,567 18.7%
348 Westminster 91,565 3.7%
354 San Leandro 90,465 13.4%
358 Tracy 89,274 53.7%
361 Livermore 89,115 20.5%
364 Menifee 88,531 106.9%
365 Indio 88,488 75.8%
370 Hawthorne 88,031 4.5%
372 Chino 87,776 25.3%
377 Citrus Heights 87,432 2.4%
378 Whittier 86,883 3.6%
380 Newport Beach 86,688 9.6%
385 Alhambra 85,474 0.3%
390 Redwood City 84,950 12.5%
392 Hemet 84,281 41.8%
401 Lake Forest 83,240 9.4%
402 Buena Park 83,156 6.5%
407 Merced 82,594 27.7%
410 Pleasanton 82,270 27.9%
417 Lakewood 81,138 2.1%
421 Mountain View 80,447 13.8%
422 Napa 80,416 10.3%
423 Tustin 80,395 18.7%
430 Alameda 78,906 8.8%
431 Chino Hills 78,822 17.0%
434 Bellflower 77,790 6.5%
436 Milpitas 77,528 23.3%
440 Folsom 77,271 46.5%
445 Manteca 76,908 52.5%
448 Upland 76,684 11.3%
450 Baldwin Park 76,464 0.6%
452 Perris 76,331 109.7%
456 San Ramon 75,639 68.3%
461 Union City 75,322 11.6%
481 Turlock 72,796 27.8%
484 Apple Valley 72,553 32.8%
488 Rancho Cordova 72,326 34.6%
496 Redlands 71,288 11.4%
497 Lynwood 71,187 1.7%
498 Pittsburg 70,679 23.6%
508 Walnut Creek 69,122 7.0%
518 Yorba Linda 68,235 15.4%
519 Davis 68,111 15.1%
522 Redondo Beach 67,867 6.8%
530 Camarillo 67,363 17.1%
533 Palo Alto 67,024 14.4%
535 South San Francisco 66,980 10.4%
538 Yuba City 66,845 30.7%
550 Laguna Niguel 65,328 3.9%
551 San Clemente 65,309 29.1%
559 Lodi 64,641 12.4%
562 Santa Cruz 64,465 15.4%
563 Madera 64,444 47.5%
567 Lake Elsinore 64,205 119.3%
575 Pico Rivera 63,635 0.2%
576 Montebello 63,335 1.7%
577 Encinitas 63,131 8.5%
582 Rocklin 62,787 68.5%
583 Tulare 62,779 36.8%
594 La Habra 61,664 3.6%
598 Eastvale 61,151
599 National City 61,147 12.5%
602 Monterey Park 61,075 1.5%
608 Cupertino 60,643 15.2%
609 Brentwood 60,532 144.7%
610 Petaluma 60,530 10.3%
617 Gardena 60,048 3.6%
618 La Mesa 59,948 9.3%
622 Dublin 59,583 94.3%
633 Woodland 59,068 18.7%
635 Porterville 58,978 28.3%
636 San Rafael 58,954 5.0%
637 Huntington Park 58,879 -4.1%
643 Arcadia 58,523 10.0%
649 Santee 57,834 9.0%
661 Diamond Bar 56,793 0.7%
665 Fountain Valley 56,529 2.7%
668 Novato 56,004 17.1%
675 Hanford 55,547 32.3%
682 Gilroy 55,069 32.0%
685 Highland 54,939 22.4%
686 Paramount 54,909 -0.8%
692 Colton 54,712 13.8%
695 Rosemead 54,500 1.6%
701 Cathedral City 54,056 25.8%
702 Watsonville 53,796 15.5%
710 Yucaipa 53,309 28.6%
716 West Sacramento 52,981 65.2%
720 Delano 52,707 32.6%
728 Palm Desert 52,231 17.1%
729 Placentia 52,228 11.9%
737 Glendora 51,851 4.7%
744 Aliso Viejo 51,424 28.5%
753 Cerritos 50,555 -1.9%
757 Poway 50,077 3.8%
760 Azusa 49,628 10.7%
769 La Mirada 49,216 4.8%
775 Rancho Santa Margarita 48,969 4.0%
776 Cypress 48,906 4.9%
787 Covina 48,549 3.4%
790 Ceres 48,278 38.5%
802 Palm Springs 47,689 10.9%
806 San Luis Obispo 47,536 7.1%
808 San Jacinto 47,413 98.3%
816 Lincoln 47,030 300.4%
832 Newark 45,810 7.3%
835 Beaumont 45,349 297.1%
840 Coachella 44,953 96.6%
846 Danville 44,631 6.8%
855 El Centro 44,201 15.9%
856 Morgan Hill 44,155 29.3%
863 Lompoc 43,712 6.0%
875 San Bruno 42,957 6.9%
881 Bell Gardens 42,806 -2.9%
884 Rohnert Park 42,622 3.0%
890 Brea 42,471 19.5%
892 Rancho Palos Verdes 42,435 2.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 82,594 407
2015 82,436 403
2014 81,743 401
2013 81,102 400
2012 80,793 396
2011 80,009 397
2010 78,958 395
2009 76,273 403
2008 76,280 400
2007 76,028 399
2006 74,533 401
2005 72,677 410
2004 71,599 412
2003 69,089 422
2002 68,048 426
2001 66,086 438
2000 64,654 439
1990 56,673 434