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Merced, CA Metro Area


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2022 population: 290,014   ( 34,221 from 2010)
Land area: 1938.0 square miles
Population density: 149.6 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:69,671 24.02% 14.6%
Black:8,4952.93% 3.3%
Indian:1,1940.41% 6.0%
Asian:21,6627.47% 16.1%
2+ races:5,7061.97% 21.4%
Hispanic:183,28663.20% 30.5%
Total non-White:220,34375.98% 26.5%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:8,504 15.1
Deaths:5,1669.2
Net Migration: 4,6338.2
Net Immigration: 4630.8
Change in White population:-11,928 -4.7
Change in Non-White pop.:46,149 18.0



Historical Presidential Election Results for Merced, CA Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 44% Joe Biden (D) 48,991 53.8% Donald Trump* (R) 39,397 43.3% 2,605 [+] 2.9% 90,993 -4 0.06%
2016 37% Hillary Clinton (D) 37,317 52.7% Donald Trump (R) 28,725 40.6% 4,747 [+] 6.7% 70,789 -5 0.05%
2012 35% Barack Obama* (D) 33,005 53.0% Mitt Romney (R) 27,581 44.3% 1,636 [+] 2.6% 62,222 -3 0.05%
2008 38% Barack Obama (D) 34,031 53.1% John McCain (R) 28,704 44.8% 1,316 [+] 2.1% 64,051 -1 0.05%
2004 38% George W. Bush* (R) 32,773 56.5% John Kerry (D) 24,491 42.3% 696 [+] 1.2% 57,960 6 0.05%
2000 36% George W. Bush (R) 26,102 51.8% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 22,726 45.1% 1,590 [+] 3.2% 50,418 4 0.05%
1996 36% Bill Clinton* (D) 21,786 46.4% Robert Dole (R) 20,847 44.4% 4,305 [+] 9.2% 46,938 4 0.05%
1992 40% Bill Clinton (D) 20,133 40.9% George Bush* (R) 17,981 36.5% 11,170 [+] 22.7% 49,284 -1 0.05%
1988 38% George Bush (R) 21,717 51.2% Michael Dukakis (D) 20,105 47.4% 592 [+] 1.4% 42,414 -2 0.05%
1984 42% Ronald Reagan* (R) 24,997 58.8% Walter Mondale (D) 17,012 40.0% 468 1.1% 42,477 0 0.05%
1980 41% Ronald Reagan (R) 18,043 48.8% Jimmy Carter* (D) 15,886 42.9% 3,067 [+] 8.3% 36,996 -2 0.04%
1976 42% Jimmy Carter (D) 16,637 51.7% Gerald Ford* (R) 14,842 46.1% 729 [+] 2.3% 32,208 -2 0.04%
1972 48% Richard Nixon* (R) 17,737 54.3% George McGovern (D) 13,914 42.6% 997 [+] 3.1% 32,648 -6 0.04%
1968 49% Hubert Humphrey (D) 14,453 51.0% Richard Nixon (R) 11,595 40.9% 2,301 [+] 8.1% 28,349 -2 0.04%
1964 51% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 19,431 68.7% Barry Goldwater (R) 8,814 31.2% 24 0.1% 28,269 -7 0.04%
1960 53% John Kennedy (D) 15,545 56.2% Richard Nixon (R) 11,990 43.4% 111 0.4% 27,646 -6 0.04%
1956 49% Adlai Stevenson (D) 13,366 53.8% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 11,430 46.0% 56 0.2% 24,852 -11 0.04%
1952 56% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 13,512 53.3% Adlai Stevenson (D) 11,639 45.9% 219 0.9% 25,370 -2 0.04%
1948 43% Harry Truman* (D) 9,959 54.9% Thomas Dewey (R) 7,721 42.6% 444 [+] 2.4% 18,124 -2 0.04%
1944 44% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 9,192 58.3% Thomas Dewey (R) 6,518 41.3% 69 0.4% 15,779 -5 0.03%
1940 56% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 10,501 62.6% Wendell Willkie (R) 6,101 36.4% 182 1.1% 16,784 -8 0.03%
1936 48% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 9,208 72.7% Alf Landon (R) 3,230 25.5% 230 [+] 1.8% 12,668 -11 0.03%
1932 45% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 7,202 67.1% Herbert Hoover* (R) 2,920 27.2% 612 [+] 5.7% 10,734 -12 0.03%
1928 37% Herbert Hoover (R) 4,644 60.2% Al Smith (D) 2,970 38.5% 104 [+] 1.3% 7,718 2 0.02%
1924 37% Calvin Coolidge (R) 3,573 52.9% Robert LaFollette (Prog) 2,301 34.1% 875 [+] 13.0% 6,749 -1 0.02%
1920 36% Warren Harding (R) 3,457 63.0% James Cox (D) 1,537 28.0% 494 [+] 9.0% 5,488 3 0.02%
1916 40% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 2,637 50.4% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 2,132 40.7% 467 [+] 8.9% 5,236 -5 0.03%
1912 39% Woodrow Wilson (D) 1,978 46.8% Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 1,571 37.2% 679 [+] 16.1% 4,228 -23 0.03%
1908 29% William Taft (R) 1,107 44.6% William J. Bryan (D) 1,100 44.3% 276 [+] 11.1% 2,483 -7 0.02%
1904 28% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 972 49.1% Alton Parker (D) 863 43.6% 146 [+] 7.4% 1,981 -7 0.01%
1900 35% William J. Bryan (D) 1,081 55.4% William McKinley* (R) 811 41.6% 58 [+] 3.0% 1,950 -10 0.01%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 48,991 53.8%
Donald Trump* (R) 39,397 43.3%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 941 1.0%
Other 1,664 1.8%
TOTAL 90,993
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): -4


2016 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 37,317 52.7%
Donald Trump (R) 28,725 40.6%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 2,410 3.4%
Jill Stein (Grn) 1,209 1.7%
Evan McMullin (I) 162 0.2%
Other 966 1.4%
TOTAL 70,789
Turnout: 37% Diff (US): -5


2012 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 33,005 53.0%
Mitt Romney (R) 27,581 44.3%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 516 0.8%
Other 1,120 1.8%
TOTAL 62,222
Turnout: 35% Diff (US): -3


2008 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 34,031 53.1%
John McCain (R) 28,704 44.8%
Ralph Nader (I) 444 0.7%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 229 0.4%
Other 643 1.0%
TOTAL 64,051
Turnout: 38% Diff (US): -1


2004 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 32,773 56.5%
John Kerry (D) 24,491 42.3%
Other 696 1.2%
TOTAL 57,960
Turnout: 38% Diff (US): 6


2000 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 26,102 51.8%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 22,726 45.1%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 1,166 2.3%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 248 0.5%
Other 176 0.3%
TOTAL 50,418
Turnout: 36% Diff (US): 4


1996 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 21,786 46.4%
Robert Dole (R) 20,847 44.4%
Ross Perot (Ref) 3,427 7.3%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 462 1.0%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 139 0.3%
Other 277 0.6%
TOTAL 46,938
Turnout: 36% Diff (US): 4


1992 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 20,133 40.9%
George Bush* (R) 17,981 36.5%
Ross Perot (I) 10,914 22.1%
Other 256 0.5%
TOTAL 49,284
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): -1


1988 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 21,717 51.2%
Michael Dukakis (D) 20,105 47.4%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 267 0.6%
Other 325 0.8%
TOTAL 42,414
Turnout: 38% Diff (US): -2


1984 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 24,997 58.8%
Walter Mondale (D) 17,012 40.0%
Other 468 1.1%
TOTAL 42,477
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): 0


1980 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 18,043 48.8%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 15,886 42.9%
John Anderson (I) 2,316 6.3%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 516 1.4%
Other 235 0.6%
TOTAL 36,996
Turnout: 41% Diff (US): -2


1976 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 16,637 51.7%
Gerald Ford* (R) 14,842 46.1%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 95 0.3%
Other 634 2.0%
TOTAL 32,208
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): -2


1972 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 17,737 54.3%
George McGovern (D) 13,914 42.6%
John Schmitz (Amer) 836 2.6%
Other 161 0.5%
TOTAL 32,648
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): -6


1968 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 11,595 40.9%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 14,453 51.0%
George Wallace (AIP) 2,248 7.9%
Other 53 0.2%
TOTAL 28,349
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): -2


1964 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 19,431 68.7%
Barry Goldwater (R) 8,814 31.2%
Other 24 0.1%
TOTAL 28,269
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): -7


1960 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 15,545 56.2%
Richard Nixon (R) 11,990 43.4%
Other 111 0.4%
TOTAL 27,646
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): -6


1956 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 11,430 46.0%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 13,366 53.8%
Other 56 0.2%
TOTAL 24,852
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): -11


1952 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 13,512 53.3%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 11,639 45.9%
Other 219 0.9%
TOTAL 25,370
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): -2


1948 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 9,959 54.9%
Thomas Dewey (R) 7,721 42.6%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 360 2.0%
Other 84 0.5%
TOTAL 18,124
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): -2


1944 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 9,192 58.3%
Thomas Dewey (R) 6,518 41.3%
Other 69 0.4%
TOTAL 15,779
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): -5


1940 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 10,501 62.6%
Wendell Willkie (R) 6,101 36.4%
Other 182 1.1%
TOTAL 16,784
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): -8


1936 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 9,208 72.7%
Alf Landon (R) 3,230 25.5%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 91 0.7%
Other 139 1.1%
TOTAL 12,668
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): -11


1932 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 7,202 67.1%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 2,920 27.2%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 377 3.5%
Other 235 2.2%
TOTAL 10,734
Turnout: 45% Diff (US): -12


1928 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 4,644 60.2%
Al Smith (D) 2,970 38.5%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 104 1.3%
TOTAL 7,718
Turnout: 37% Diff (US): 2


1924 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 3,573 52.9%
John Davis (D) 710 10.5%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 2,301 34.1%
Other 165 2.4%
TOTAL 6,749
Turnout: 37% Diff (US): -1


1920 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 3,457 63.0%
James Cox (D) 1,537 28.0%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 331 6.0%
Aaron Watkins (Proh) 163 3.0%
TOTAL 5,488
Turnout: 36% Diff (US): 3


1916 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 2,637 50.4%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 2,132 40.7%
Allan Benson (Soc) 285 5.4%
James Hanly (Proh) 182 3.5%
TOTAL 5,236
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): -5


1912 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 1,978 46.8%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 1,571 37.2%
William Taft* (R) 10 0.2%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 441 10.4%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 228 5.4%
TOTAL 4,228
Turnout: 39% Diff (US): -23


1908 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 1,107 44.6%
William J. Bryan (D) 1,100 44.3%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 152 6.1%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 104 4.2%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 20 0.8%
TOTAL 2,483
Turnout: 29% Diff (US): -7


1904 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 972 49.1%
Alton Parker (D) 863 43.6%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 108 5.5%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 38 1.9%
TOTAL 1,981
Turnout: 28% Diff (US): -7


1900 President, Merced, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 811 41.6%
William J. Bryan (D) 1,081 55.4%
Other 58 3.0%
TOTAL 1,950
Turnout: 35% Diff (US): -10
* incumbent