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Merced

Merced County,

California

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"The Gateway to Yosemite"


The California state capital is Sacramento.


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Zip Codes

95340, 95341, 95343, 95344, 95348

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Merced is approximately 76,313 (2006), 78958 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 21,532 (2000), 24899 (2010).

The amount of land area in Merced is 41.761 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Merced is 19.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Merced to Washington DC is 2468 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 99 miles. (as the crow flies)
Merced is positioned 37.29 degrees north of the equator and 120.48 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Merced elevation is 172 feet above sea level.
Merced per capita income is $13,115 (2000).
Merced median income is $32,791 (2005).

The Merced median home price is $293,700 (2005).

Merced miscellany.

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Location

Merced location: on State Highway 99 between Modesto and Fresno in the central valley of California. Nearby communities include Atwater, Planada, Winton, Snelling, Le Grand, Livingston, Chowchilla and Delhi.

Here is a map page for Merced.

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History & History Related Items

Merced history:

The first inhabitants of the area were the Yokuts Indians. The early Spanish explorers came next but few attempts were made to settle the area. Various landowners and settlers came and went as the area grew. In April 1855, Merced County was formed and in 1872, there was an election held to determine a permanent county seat. Before that time, there was no official county seat, only a courthouse in a building on a local ranch. Livingston was also desiring the nomination but, in the end, Merced was named the county seat.

Castle Air Force Base, a stable force in the local economy for many years, closed in 1995. Though there was some effect, the area has not suffered much from the closing. The former base is being considered for re-use with other development. Also in 1995, Merced was chosen as the site for a new University of California campus. The university opened in September 2005 with 1,000 students. The university will expand to about 25,000 in the future.

Here is a history page for Merced. Try this history page from the hamber.
The incorporation date of Merced: 1889

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Attractions

Merced attractions:

Merced Conference and Visitors Bureau. This site gives much information about the area.

Castle Air Museum
5050 Santa Fe Drive
Atwater, CA 95301

See Photographs of Merced.

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