Merced County Population 2017

Merced County's estimated population is 268,672 with a growth rate of 0.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Merced County is the 25th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2016268,6721,5710.59%
2015267,1011,9620.74%
2014265,1392,4780.94%
2013262,6611,2310.47%
2012261,4301,7520.67%
2011259,6782,8471.11%
2010256,83178,42843.96%
1990178,40343,84332.58%
1980134,56029,93128.61%
1970104,62914,18315.68%
196090,44620,66629.62%
195069,78022,79248.51%
194046,98810,24027.87%
193036,74812,16949.51%
192024,5799,43162.26%
191015,1485,93364.38%
19009,2151,13013.98%
18908,0852,42942.95%
18805,6562,849101.50%
18702,8071,666146.01%
18601,1410.00%

Merced County Population Growth

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Merced County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White219,28181.62%
Asian21,2107.89%
Black or African American10,9164.06%
Two or More Races8,0803.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native6,5922.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,0220.38%

Merced County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Merced County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Merced789578259436374.61%
Los Banos359673764316764.66%
Atwater281722927010983.90%
Livingston13011139619507.30%
Gustine552058172975.38%
Dos Palos495052432935.92%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990