Santa Clara County vs. Merced County

Santa Clara County (CA)Merced County (CA)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)1,937,570274,765
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)8.8%7.4%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)1,781,672255,796
Population, Census, April 1, 20101,781,642255,793
Persons under 5 years, percent5.9%7.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent21.9%29.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent13.5%11.2%
Female persons, percent49.4%49.5%
White alone, percent53.1%82.0%
Black or African American alone, percent2.8%4.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent1.2%2.5%
Asian alone, percent38.3%7.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.5%0.4%
Two or More Races, percent4.1%3.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent25.3%60.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent31.0%27.1%
Veterans, 2014-201853,1199,662
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201838.7%25.7%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)678,49685,756
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201856.7%52.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$913,000$229,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$3,229$1,441
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$755$430
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$2,126$973
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201333.0%17.3%
Building permits, 20188,191630
Households, 2014-2018635,52579,606
Persons per household, 2014-20182.973.31
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+, 2014-201852.6%52.5%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201895.3%89.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201890.7%79.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201888.1%69.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201851.3%14.0%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20184.5%9.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent5.1%8.7%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201867.4%59.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201860.0%50.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)4,809,201232,910
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)17,020,991788,114
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)41,450,6094,435,633
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)91,858,9732,260,180
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)40,336,7411,959,473
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$21,952$7,470
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201828.727.4
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$116,178$50,129
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$52,451$21,634
Persons in poverty, percent7.3%21.2%
Total employer establishments, 201748,7113,110
Total employment, 20171,055,73945,686
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)126,890,1191,711,049
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20173.3%5.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017146,54711,317
All firms, 2012163,13012,848
Men-owned firms, 201284,5017,163
Women-owned firms, 201258,5894,071
Minority-owned firms, 201282,9316,912
Nonminority-owned firms, 201272,8185,448
Veteran-owned firms, 20129,4001,060
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012146,38411,149
Black-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%2.6%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20071.0%0.0%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 200728.5%9.1%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.4%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 200710.8%24.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200729.7%30.2%
Population per square mile, 20101,381.0132.2
Land area in square miles, 20101,290.101,934.97

Source: United States Census Bureau

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