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Madera County, California

93637, 93638, 93639

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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Madera is approximately 54,959 (2006), 61416 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 12,521 (2000), 15938 (2010).
The amount of land area in Madera is 26.7 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Madera is 12.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Madera to Washington DC is 2446 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 131 miles. (as the crow flies)
Madera is positioned 36.96 degrees north of the equator and 120.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Madera elevation is 275 feet above sea level.
Madera per capita income is $ 11,674 (2000).
Madera median income is $ 40,000 (2005).
The Madera median home price is $ 243,000 (2005).


in the central valley of California about 23 miles from Fresno. Other nearby communities include Parkwood, Madera Acres, Parksdale, Biola, Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos, Kerman, Chowchilla and Le Grand.near Fresno
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History & History Related Items

Rather than a railroad or gold town, Madera began in 1876 when the California Lumber Company laid out a new town where its now famous lumber flume intersected with the railroad. The name given was Madera, the Spanish word for lumber. The newly created lots began to sell and the town began to grow rapidly. Businesses were started and many buildings were erected. It wasn't long before a school was started as well as a church. The city became the county seat of the new Madera County in 1896 and construction began on the new courthouse.

Incorporation came on 27 March 1907 with growth continuing.

Here is a history page for Madera.
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Find information all about Madera on Madera Online

The exact geographic center of the state of California is located 38 miles east of Madera.

See Photographs of Madera and the area.

Old Timers Parade and Celebration
Held each year in September.

Madera District Fairs
1850 West Cleveland Avenue
Madera, CA 93637
Phone: 559-674-8511

Madera County Museum
210 Yosemite
PO Box 478
Madera, California 93637
Phone: 209-673-0291
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Madera City Government

City of Madera
205 West Fourth Street
Madera, CA
Phone: (559) 661-5405
Madera Police Department
330 South C Street
Madera, CA 93637
Phone: (559) 675-4200

Madera Chamber

Madera Chamber of Commerce
120 North E Street
Madera, CA 93638
Phone: 559-673-3563

Madera Organizations

Madera Chamber of Commerce
120 North E Street
Madera, CA 93638
Phone: 559-673-3563

Madera Schools

Madera Unified School District
1902 Howard Rd.
Madera, Ca 93637 Madera


1990 - 29,281
2000 - 43,207
2006 - 54,959

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 9,530
2000 -

Median age:
2000 - 26.2 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 31,033
2005 - $ 40,000

Median house value:
2000 - $ 93,600
2005 - $ 243,000

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

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