In 2020, Merced County, CA had a population of 274k people with a median age of 31.2 and a median household income of $56,330. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Merced County, CA grew from 271,382 to 273,661, a 0.84% increase and its median household income grew from $53,672 to $56,330, a 4.95% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Merced County, CA are Other (Hispanic) (30.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (26.9%), White (Hispanic) (24.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.43%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.29%).
None of the households in Merced County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
84.3% of the residents in Merced County, CA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Merced County, CA are Merced College (3,121 degrees awarded in 2020), University of California-Merced (1,703 degrees), and Milan Institute-Merced (154 degrees).
In 2020, the median property value in Merced County, CA was $268,800, and the homeownership rate was 52.2%.
Most people in Merced County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Merced County, CA was 2 cars per household.
Merced County, CA borders Fresno County, CA, Madera County, CA, Mariposa County, CA, San Benito County, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, and Stanislaus County, CA.