Merced, California

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Merced, California
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Down Town Merced
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Merced, California is located in the United States
Merced, California
Coordinates: 37°18′N 120°29′W / 37.300°N 120.483°W / 37.300; -120.483Coordinates: 37°18′N 120°29′W / 37.300°N 120.483°W / 37.300; -120.483
Country United States
State California
IncorporatedApril 1, 1889[1]
 • MayorStan Thurston [2]
 • Total23.316 sq mi (60.39 km2)
 • Land23.316 sq mi (60.39 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation171 ft (52 m)
 • Total81,743
 • Density3,500/sq mi (1,400/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
95340–95344, 95348
Area code209

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


References[change | change source]

  1. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. "Merced City Council". City of Merced, CA. Archived from the original on 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
  3. "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files – Places – California". United States Census Bureau.
  4. "Merced". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  5. "American FactFinder - Results". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  6. "UC Merced Mission Statement—November 2005". Archived from the original on 2007-05-23. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  7. "Senate District 12 Map". Archived from the original on 2016-07-12.
  8. "District Map". Archived from the original on 2016-05-12. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  9. "Find your Representative". Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  10. "Merced, California Economy". Sperlings Best Places. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
  11. "Working In Merced". City of Merced. Archived from the original on 2016-04-06.