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Home of the Padre's Baths
At the Crossroads of California

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Los Banos is approximately 34,717 (2006), 35972 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,049 (2000), 10259 (2010).

The amount of land area in Los Banos is 18.084 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Los Banos is 8.04 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.425 sq kilometers.
The distance from Los Banos to Washington DC is 2488 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 105 miles. (as the crow flies)
Los Banos is positioned 37.06 degrees north of the equator and 120.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Los Banos elevation is 120 feet above sea level.
Los Banos per capita income is $15,582 (2000).
Los Banos median income is $49,500 (2005).

The Los Banos median home price is $385,300 (2005).

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Los Banos location: southeast of San Jose and northwest of Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley of central California. It is about 30 miles from Merced and about 70 miles from Stockton. Other nearby communities include South Dos Palos, Dos Palos, Gustine, Newman, Livingston, Hilmar-Irwin, Delhi and Atwater.

Here is a map page for Los Banos.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Los Banos is moderate with winters going down to just below freezing at times and summers going up as high as 110 or more. Snow is extremely rare. Here is a good weather information page for Los Banos.
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Los Banos history:

One of the first groups to enter the area was Gabriel Moraga with a troop of Spanish Calvary. They came over from the San Francisco Presidio in order to explore the San Joaquin Valley in 1805. They were impressed by the wildlife they saw in abundance. After Moraga, a Franciscan monk, Padre Felipe Arroyo de la Cuesta, visited the area regularly from his home at Mission San Juan Bautista from 1808 to 1833. He found many pools of water at the tops of the mountains. He would often camp at these pools on his journeys. Local ranchers who heard of the pools named the creek, "El Arroyo de Los Banos del Padre Arroyo." Eventually the name was shortened to "Los Banos Crick."
In 1873, Gus Kreyenhagen, a local resident, opened a trading post. The U.S. Post Office Department opened a post office at the post and named it Los Banos.

Henry Miller came over from the San Francisco area to begin ranching in the mid-1800s. He later formed the San Joaquin and Kings River Canal and Irrigation Company in 1871 that would transform the area. He began to grow cotton, rice and alfalfa here, being the first to do so. He was also instrumental in getting the railroad into the area. To this day, agriculture remains an important part of the local economy.

Here is some history information for Los Banos. Try this history page for the city. Here is another history page for Los Banos.
The founding of Los Banos: 1890
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Los Banos attractions:

Miliken Museum
Renamed from Los Banos Historical Museum in honor of the long time curator.
The Museum may reached by calling (209) 826-4079.

See Photographs of Los Banos.

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