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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Gustine is approximately 5,180 (2006), 5520 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,763 (2000), 1879 (2010).
The amount of land area in Gustine is 3.634 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Gustine is 1.58 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gustine to Washington DC is 2497 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 90 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gustine is positioned 37.25 degrees north of the equator and 120.99 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Gustine elevation is 96 feet above sea level.
Gustine per capita income is $ 16,821 (2000).
Gustine median income is $ 44,000 (2005).
The Gustine median home price is $ 313,500 (2005).


in the central valley of California about 20 miles from Turlock and about 54 miles from Stockton. Other nearby communitiesinclude Newman, Hilmar-Irwin, Los Banos, Patterson, Delhi, Westport and Livingston.
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History & History Related Items

The Southern Pacific railroad came through in 1844 and is responsible for the naming of Gustine. They had a part of their line known as the Cottonwood Switch and the name of Gustine was given by the railroad. The name was chosen for Sarah Alice Miller, whose nickname was Gussie. She was the daughter of Henry Miller, a large landowner here. When the New Era Creamery wanted to purchase land for a new creamery here, they asked Henry Miller to sell them the land. As part of the negotiations, it was noted that it might be a good place for a new settlement so the land was surveyed. The land was surveyed and on 14 Nov 1906, the map of Gustine was recorded at the county seat.

Here is a good history page for Gustine.
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The incorporation of Gustine



Gustine Museum
397 Fourth Street
Gustine, CA
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Gustine City Government

City of Gustine
P.O. Box 16
682 3rd St.
Gustine, Ca 95322
Phone: 209-854-6471

Gustine Chamber

Gustine Chamber of Commerce
375 5th Street
Gustine, CA
Phone: 209-854-6975

Gustine Organizations

Gustine Chamber of Commerce
375 5th Street
Gustine, CA
Phone: 209-854-6975

Gustine Libraries

Gustine Branch
205 Sixth Street
Gustine, CA 95322
Phone: 209-854-3013
part of the Merced County Library System

Gustine Schools

Gustine Unified School District
1500 Meredith Ave.
Gustine, CA 95322
Phone: 209-854-3784 Gustine


The population of Gustine was:
1990 - 3,931
2000 - 4,698
2006 - 5,180

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 1,583
2000 - 1,763

Median age:
2000 - 34.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 38,824
2005 - $ 44,000

Median house value:
2000 - $ 114,100
2005 - $ 313,500

Gustine is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings time during a portion of the year.

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