Merced County Information

Merced in California occupies 1,972 square miles and has a 2006 population of 245,658, a change from a 2000 population of 210,554 and 178,403 in 1990. 16.8% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 14.5% percent is 25-35, and 13.7% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 1,612 acts of violent crime reported in Merced in 2004, a change from 1,307 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 9,366 people: 9.3% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 9.6%.

Read more about Merced, California in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyMerced 
StateCalifornia 
Land Area1,972 sq. milesRanked 319 of 3,140
Population 2006245,658Ranked 249 of 3,140
Population 2005242,249 
Population 2000210,554Ranked 264 of 3,140
Population 1990178,403Ranked 272 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion85.4% 
African American4.1% 
Asian American6.6% 
Native American1.6% 
Pacific Islander.2% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 58.8% 
Population 5 to 1418.3% 
Population 15 to 2416.8% 
Population 25 to 3414.5% 
Population 35 to 4413.7% 
Population 45 to 5411.5% 
Population 55 to 647.6% 
Population 65 to 744.8% 
Population 75 and up4.1% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes1,6121,307
Murders / Manslaughters16 
Forcible Rapes83 
Robberies232 
Aggravated Assaults1,281 
Total Property Crimes10,4597,686
Burglaries2,358 
Larceny Thefts6,507 
Motor Vehicle Thefts1,594 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population100,21190,429
Unemployed Population9,3668,675
Unemployment Rate9.3%9.6%

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