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Encyclopedia > Merced County, California

Merced County is a county located in California's Central Valley, north of Fresno and southeast of San Jose. As of 2000 the population was 210,554. The county seat is Merced. The county is named after the Merced River. Overview map of California with county highlighted File links The following pages link to this file: Merced County, California Categories: California county locator maps | GFDL images ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... The California Central Valley Part of the Valley as seen from overhead A typical Central Valley scene at ground level The California Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the state of California. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Motto: Official website: http://www. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Merced is the county seat of Merced County, California in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. ... The Merced River is in California. ...

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History

Merced County was formed in 1855 from parts of Mariposa County. Parts of its territory were given to Fresno County in 1856. 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Mariposa County is a county in California located in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. ... Location in the state of California Formed 1856 Seat Fresno Area  - Total  - Water 15,585 km² (6,017 mi²) 142 km² (55 mi²) 0. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The county derives its name from the Merced River, or El Río de Nuestra Señora de la Merced (River of Our Lady of Mercy); named in 1806 by an expedition, headed by Gabriel Moraga, which came upon it at the end of a hot dusty ride. The Merced River is in California. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Spanish army officer Gabriel Moraga was one of the first Europeans to explore Californias Great Central Valley. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,107 km² (1,972 mi²). 4,995 km² (1,929 mi²) of it is land and 112 km² (43 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.19% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 210,554 people, 63,815 households, and 49,775 families residing in the county. The population density is 42/km² (109/mi²). There are 68,373 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 56.21% White, 3.83% Black or African American, 1.19% Native American, 6.80% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 26.13% from other races, and 5.65% from two or more races. 45.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 63,815 households out of which 45.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% are married couples living together, 14.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.00% are non-families. 17.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.25 and the average family size is 3.69. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 34.50% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 17.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $35,532, and the median income for a family is $38,009. Males have a median income of $31,721 versus $23,911 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,257. 21.70% of the population and 16.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 28.40% of those under the age of 18 and 10.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Cities over 10,000 population

Atwater is a city located in Merced County, California. ... POOP ... Los Banos is a city located in Merced County, California. ... Merced is the county seat of Merced County, California in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. ...

Incorporated cities under 10,000 population

Dos Palos is a city located in Merced County, California. ... Gustine is a city located in Merced County, California. ...

Towns

Delhi is a census-designated place located in Merced County, California, USA. According to the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 8,022. ... Hilmar is a census-designated place and town in Merced County, California. ... Le Grand is a census-designated place located in Merced County, California. ... Planada is a census-designated place located in Merced County, California. ... South Dos Palos is a census-designated place located in Merced County, California. ... Winton is a census-designated place located in Merced County, California. ...

See also

List of school districts in Merced County, California Atwater Elementary School District Ballico-Cressey Elementary School District Delhi Unified School District Dos Palos Oro Loma Joint Unified School District El Nido Elementary School District Gustine Unified School District Hilmar Unified School District Le Grand Union Elementary School District Le Grand...

External link

  • Merced County official website


Cities and communities of Merced County, California
County seat Merced
Incorporated places Atwater | Dos Palos | Gustine | Livingston | Los Banos | Merced
Census-designated places Delhi | Hilmar | Le Grand | Planada | South Dos Palos | Winton
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California Topics | Economy | Government | History | California Republic | Californians Sydney, Australia at Night. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Merced is the county seat of Merced County, California in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. ... An incorporated place, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is a type of governmental unit incorporated under state law as a city, town (except the New England states, New York, and Wisconsin), borough (except in Alaska and New York), or village and having legally prescribed limits, powers, and... Atwater is a city located in Merced County, California. ... Dos Palos is a city located in Merced County, California. ... Gustine is a city located in Merced County, California. ... POOP ... Los Banos is a city located in Merced County, California. ... Merced is the county seat of Merced County, California in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Delhi is a census-designated place located in Merced County, California, USA. According to the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 8,022. ... Hilmar is a census-designated place and town in Merced County, California. ... Le Grand is a census-designated place located in Merced County, California. ... Planada is a census-designated place located in Merced County, California. ... South Dos Palos is a census-designated place located in Merced County, California. ... Winton is a census-designated place located in Merced County, California. ... File links The following pages link to this file: California Dana Rohrabacher Los Angeles, California San Francisco Peninsula San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley San Diego, California Sacramento, California Sacramento County, California Orange County, California Death Valley San Francisco, California Sierra Nevada (US) Oakland, California Fremont, California San Jose, California... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Greetings from California, vintage large-letter postcard. ... Although the present-day State of California has been occupied for millennia, the lack of a written record and the significant marginalization in the population of native inhabitants after European colonization means that most of the known history of California begins with European exploration. ... A replica of the first Bear Flag now on display at El Presidio de Sonoma, or Sonoma Barracks, established in 1836 by Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo as a part of Mexicos strategy to halt Russian incursions into the region. ... This is a partial list of well-known people from California. ...

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Encyclopedia: Merced County, California (4186 words)
Merced County is a county located in California's Central Valley, north of Fresno and southeast of San Jose.
Merced is the county seat of Merced County, California in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California.
In the county the population is spread out with 34.50% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 17.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
Merced County, California - definition of Merced County, California in Encyclopedia (450 words)
The county derives its name from the Merced River, or El Río de Nuestra Señora de la Merced (River of Our Lady of Mercy); named in 1806 by an expedition, headed by Gabriel Moraga, which came upon it at the end of a hot dusty ride.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,107 km²; (1,972 mi²;).
The racial makeup of the county is 56.21% White, 3.83% Black or African American, 1.19% Native American, 6.80% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 26.13% from other races, and 5.65% from two or more races.
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