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Merced County, California Facts

Facts
State California
Land area 1,935.0 square miles
Population Density 132.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 263,228
Population change 2.9%
Under 5 years of age 8.2%
Under 18 30.4%
65 and over 10.2%
Females 49.4%
White 81.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 56.8
Asian 8.1%
Two or more races 3%
Black or African American 4.2%
Native American 2.5%
Pacific Islander 0.4%
Had graduated from high school 67%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 12.6%
Veterans 11,102
Households and Housing
Households 75,409
Persons per household 3.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 82.2%
Median household income $42,591
The per capita income $18,177
Live below the poverty line. 25.4%
housing units 83,840
Multi-unit structures 17%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $146,400
Residents owning their homes. 53.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 12,639
Women-owned firms 30.2%
Asian-owned firms 9.1%
Hispanic-owned firms 24.8%
Black-owned firms 2.6%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $2,001,290
Retail sales per capita $8,233
Manufacturers shipments $3,954,248
Merchant wholesaler sales $0