Merced County vs. Santa Clara County

Merced County (CA)Santa Clara County (CA)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)274,7651,937,570
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)7.4%8.8%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)255,7961,781,672
Population, Census, April 1, 2010255,7931,781,642
Persons under 5 years, percent7.7%5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent29.3%21.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent11.2%13.5%
Female persons, percent49.5%49.4%
White alone, percent82.0%53.1%
Black or African American alone, percent4.0%2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent2.5%1.2%
Asian alone, percent7.9%38.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.4%0.5%
Two or More Races, percent3.2%4.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent60.2%25.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent27.1%31.0%
Veterans, 2014-20189,66253,119
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201825.7%38.7%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)85,756678,496
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201852.0%56.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$229,500$913,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,441$3,229
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$430$755
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$973$2,126
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201317.3%33.0%
Building permits, 20186308,191
Households, 2014-201879,606635,525
Persons per household, 2014-20183.312.97
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201885.5%85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201852.5%52.6%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201889.2%95.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201879.7%90.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201869.4%88.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201814.0%51.3%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20189.7%4.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent8.7%5.1%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201859.4%67.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201850.8%60.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)232,9104,809,201
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)788,11417,020,991
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)4,435,63341,450,609
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)2,260,18091,858,973
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)1,959,47340,336,741
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$7,470$21,952
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201827.428.7
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$50,129$116,178
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$21,634$52,451
Persons in poverty, percent21.2%7.3%
Total employer establishments, 20173,11048,711
Total employment, 201745,6861,055,739
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)1,711,049126,890,119
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20175.9%3.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 201711,317146,547
All firms, 201212,848163,130
Men-owned firms, 20127,16384,501
Women-owned firms, 20124,07158,589
Minority-owned firms, 20126,91282,931
Nonminority-owned firms, 20125,44872,818
Veteran-owned firms, 20121,0609,400
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201211,149146,384
Black-owned firms, percent, 20072.6%0.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%1.0%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20079.1%28.5%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.4%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 200724.8%10.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200730.2%29.7%
Population per square mile, 2010132.21,381.0
Land area in square miles, 20101,934.971,290.10

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between Merced county (CA) and Santa Clara county (CA) using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.