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Madera County, CA
The county was named for the community of Madera, a lumber town named for the Spanish term for "wood"

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Madera County is one of 58 counties in California.

The county is in the Madera metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 138,951. This was an increase of  12.87% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$36,286
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Madera County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Madera County was $19,617. This was an increase of 17.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 63% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Madera
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 3 in production of grapes
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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10% of Madera County residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Madera County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Madera County include Arbor Vitae Cemetery, Chowchilla Cemetery, Fine Gold Cemetery, New Hope Cemetery, North Fork Cemetery, Picayune Cemetery, Raymond Cemetery, Walker Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Madera County include Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, Chowchilla, Coarsegold, Fairmead, Madera, North Fork, Oakhurst, Raymond, Sharon ... View communities

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School districts in Madera County include Alview-Dairyland Union Elementary, Bass Lake Joint Elementary, Chawanakee Jt. Elementary, Chowchilla Elementary, Chowchilla Union High, Coarsegold Union Elementary, Madera Unified, Minarets Jt. Union High, Raymond-Knowles Union Elementary, Yosemite Joint Union High ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Madera County include Chowchilla Branch Library, Madera Library, North Fork Branch Library, Oakhurst Branch Library, Ranchos Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Madera County include Madera Tribune, Sierra Star ... View newspapers

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Politics

Madera County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Madera County political report.

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Hotels in Madera County include Americas Best Value Inn Yosemite, Bass Lake Condos, Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn, Chateau du Sureau, Comfort Inn Yosemite Area, Days Inn, Days Inn, Days Inn-Oakhurst, Express Madera, Madera Valley Inn ... More hotels

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