Merced County Population 2018

Merced County's estimated population is 272,673 with a growth rate of 1.41% 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
2017272,6733,7951.41%
2016268,8781,4720.55%
2015267,4062,1250.80%
2014265,2812,5690.98%
2013262,7121,3050.50%
2012261,4071,8000.69%
2011259,6072,8351.10%
2010256,77278,36943.93%
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
White219,28180.42%
Asian21,2107.78%
Black or African American10,9164.00%
Two or More Races8,0802.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native6,5922.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,0220.37%

Merced County Population Pyramid

0k2k4k6k8k10k12k Male Population0k2k4k6k8k10k12k Female Population8580757065605550454035302520151050
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