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Merced County, California

2222 M St
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: (209) 385-7637
Fax: (209) 385-7375

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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