Madera County

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Madera County, California

209 W Yosemite Ave
Madera, CA 93637
Phone: (559) 675-7721
Fax: (559) 675-7870
www.madera-county.com

In central CA, N of Fresno; organized Mar 11, 1893 from Fresno County. Name Origin: Spanish for 'lumber' because the town around which the county developed was a lumbering center

Area (sq mi):: 2153.32 (land 2135.86; water 17.46) Population per square mile: 66.90
Population 2005: 142,788 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 16.00%; 1990-2000 39.80% Population 2000: 123,109 (White 46.60%; Black or African American 4.10%; Hispanic or Latino 44.30%; Asian 1.30%; Other 32.40%). Foreign born: 20.10%. Median age: 32.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,682; median household $36,286; Population below poverty level: 21.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,317-$20,382
Unemployment (2004): 8.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.30% Median travel time to work: 26.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Madera County seat (50,043)
  • Chowchilla (15,693)

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