Merced, California

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Merced, California
Down Town Merced
Down Town Merced
Merced County California Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Merced Highlighted.svg
Merced, California is located in USA
Coordinates: 37°18′N 120°29′W / 37.3°N 120.483°W / 37.3; -120.483Coordinates: 37°18′N 120°29′W / 37.3°N 120.483°W / 37.3; -120.483
Country United States
State California
County Merced County
Incorporated April 1, 1889[1]
 • Mayor Stan Thurston [2]
 • Total 23.316 sq mi (60.39 km2)
 • Land 23.316 sq mi (60.39 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[4] 171 ft (52 m)
Population (2014)
 • Total 81,743
 • Density 3,505.88/sq mi (1,353.63/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 95340–95344, 95348
Area code 209

Merced is a city in Merced County, California, United States. As of 2014, 81,743 people lived there. Merced is the county seat of Merced County in the San Joaquin Valley of California.[5] Merced has the first research university built in the 21st century, University of California Merced. UC Merced is the newest school in the University of California system.[6]

Government[change | change source]

Merced runs off of the Council-Manager form of government. Merced's mayor is Stan Thurston. Merced is located in California's 12th State Senate district. Merced's state senator is Anthony Cannella[7]. Merced is also located in the California's 21st State Assembly District. Merced's assemblyman is Adam Grey[8]. Merced is represented in the United States House of Representatives by Jim Costa[9].

Economy[change | change source]

Employment[change | change source]

The unemployment rate in Merced as of June 2014 is 14.10%. The average per capita income in Merced is $17,331 while the median household income is $38,253. Sales tax in Merced is 8% while the income tax is 6%. [10]

# Employer # of Employees
1 County of Merced 1,980
2 AT&T 1,200
3 Merced College 800
4 Quad Graphics 700
5 University of California, Merced 500
6 City of Merced 480
7 Scholle Corporation 370
8 Walmart 290
9 McLane Pacific 250
10 SaveMart Distribution Center 230


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