23.3% Poverty Rate in Merced County, California

Poverty Rate in Merced County, California

How does the Poverty Rate in Merced County, California compare to other counties in California?

California County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Merced County, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

23.8%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Merced County, California who were born citizens of the United States is 23.8%.

21.8%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Merced County, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 21.8%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Merced County, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Merced County, California who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 193,662 residents of Merced County, California who were born citizens of the United States, 46,179 (23.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 14,682 (21.8%) of 67,361 residents of Merced County, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Merced County, California

The Poverty Rate in Merced County is 23.3%.
Merced County is in California.
California Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Delhi 21.1%

11,608

Dos Palos 27.0%

5,158

Atwater 21.2%

28,905

Franklin 23.7%

7,355

Gustine 16.7%

5,684

Hilmar-Irwin 4.1%

5,391

Le Grand 29.2%

1,637

Livingston 18.4%

13,720

Los Banos 21.7%

37,223

McSwain 7.0%

4,310

Merced 30.2%

81,108

Planada 24.8%

4,464

Santa Nella 44.0%

1,976

South Dos Palos 4.7%

2,201

Winton 25.3%

11,468

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2018 California Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for California in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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