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Merced County, California

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Merced County, California
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 274,765
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 274,765
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 255,796
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 7.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 255,793
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
29.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.2%
Female persons, percent
49.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
2.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
7.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Two or More Races, percent
3.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
60.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
27.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 10,225
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 25.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 85,756
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 52.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $196,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,385
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $403
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $934
Building permits, 2018 630
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 79,261
Persons per household, 2013-2017 3.30
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 84.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 52.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 86.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 75.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 68.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 13.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 11.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 51.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 232,910
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 788,114
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,435,633
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,260,180
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,959,473
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,470
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 27.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $46,338
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $20,120
Persons in poverty, percent
23.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 3,041
Total employment, 2016 43,152
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 1,702,476
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 11,317
All firms, 2012 12,848
Men-owned firms, 2012 7,163
Women-owned firms, 2012 4,071
Minority-owned firms, 2012 6,912
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,448
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,060
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 11,149
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 132.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,934.97
FIPS Code 06047
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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