Merced, CA

82,573 Population
23.2 square miles 3,555.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
Ranked 103rd Highest in CA
Population Density
3,555.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
49.7%
was 60.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
21.4%
was 19.8%
Ranked 95th Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
31.4%
was 31.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
8.3%
was 10.8%
Ranked 130th Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
7.4
was 10.7
Ranked 45th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
28.2%
was 35.1%
Ranked 135th Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$39,307
was $34,321
Ranked 134th Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.4
50.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
13.3
was 6.1
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
925.9
was 683.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,349.1
was 3,254.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
25,605
was 26,856
Ranked 115th Highest in CA
Median Rent
$857
was $873
Ranked 133rd Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
15
was 66
 
Occupied Housing Units
24,221
was 25,848
 
Homeownership Rate
35.9%
was 40.3%
Ranked 131st Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
9
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,102.4
was 1,156.3
Ranked 112th Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
8.2%
was 6.1%
Ranked 89th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
6
was 66
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.4
was 3.1
Ranked 37th Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.5
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.2
was 0.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.9%
was 96.7%
Ranked 52nd Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
90.7%
Ranked 77th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.0%
was 99.5%
Ranked 45th Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
72.7%
was 74.6%
Ranked 120th Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
16.4%
was 19.5%
Ranked 112th Highest in CA

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
90.3%
was 90.7%
 
Debt Service Ratio
3.8%
was 3.9%
 
Revenue
$99,618,719
was $101,078,705
 
Expenditure
$94,618,716
was $105,220,011
 
Revenue per Capita
$1,219
was $1,247
 
Expenditure per Capita
$1,158
was $1,298
 

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