Merced County

Merced County, California

2222 M St
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: (209) 385-7637
Fax: (209) 385-7375
www.co.merced.ca.us

In central CA, SE of San Francisco; organized Apr 19, 1855 from Mariposa County. Name Origin: Spanish 'mercy', from the original Spanish name of Lake Merced, Nuestra Senora de la Merced 'Our Lady of Mercy.'

Area (sq mi):: 1971.87 (land 1928.69; water 43.18) Population per square mile: 125.30
Population 2005: 241,706 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 14.80%; 1990-2000 18.00% Population 2000: 210,554 (White 40.60%; Black or African American 3.80%; Hispanic or Latino 45.30%; Asian 6.80%; Other 33.20%). Foreign born: 24.80%. Median age: 29.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,257; median household $35,532; Population below poverty level: 21.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,530-$21,365
Unemployment (2004): 10.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.20% Median travel time to work: 26.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Merced County seat (72,487)
  • Los Banos (31,830)
  • Atwater (26,370)
  • Livingston (12,093)

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    Representatives Jim Costa and David Valadao and signed by Congressman Jeff Denham; a proclamation presented by California State Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte), State Assembly members Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) also signed by Senator Kathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), Assembly member Susan Eggman (D-Stockton); Assembly member Henry Perea (D-Fresno), Senator Anthony Cannella (D-Ceres); and certificates of recognition presented by Stanislaus County Supervisors Vito Chiesa and Dick Monteith and Merced County Supervisor John Pedrozo.
    Merced County is part of a 39-county consortium that developed Consortium-IV (C-IV)--the first web-based system to fully integrate public assistance eligibility and case management for employment services.
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    WEAK ECONOMY: Merced County suffered among the highest home value declines over the past five years and regional economic performance continues to lag well behind state and national averages with local unemployment rates continuing to average near 20% in 2011 and below average income levels.
    The press event will also include First 5 LA Executive Director, Kim Belshe and Larry Morse, Merced County District Attorney.
    Merced County Human Services Agency Director Ana Pagan is forging the way and states, "In tough economic times it is imperative to increase investment in staff training and development.
    Belvedere was Deputy Trial Counsel at the State Bar of California, a Deputy District Attorney with the Merced County District Attorney's Office and Deputy Legislative Counsel and Chief of Staff in the California Legislature.
    The Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) is seeking Proposals from professionals with experience and expertise in Public Opinion Polling.
    27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling, downloading apps and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers in Merced County thanks to new cell sites in Merced and Snelling.
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