Merced is a low performance, low disparity, and less populous county.
Three out of 1,000 residents in Merced County are behind bars but Blacks and Native Americans are incarcerated at more than three times that rate.
Merced County Latinos are more than 3x's likelier to lack a usual source of care than county Whites.
More than 80% of elected officials at the state and county level in Merced are White, even though people of color comprise nearly 70% of the county's population.
In Merced County, White (41%) and Asian (40%) third grade English proficiency rates are roughly double Native American and Latino rates.