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Merced County, CA
The county was named for Nuestra Se?ora de la Merced, "Our Lady of Mercy"

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Merced County is one of 58 counties in California.

The county is in the Merced metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 237,005. This was an increase of  12.56% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$35,532
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Merced County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Merced County was $20,623. This was an increase of 16.8% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 67% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Merced
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 4 in production of peaches; 5 in production of tomatoes; 9 in production of poultry; 9 in production of plums and prunes
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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8% of Merced County residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Merced County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Merced County include Asphodel Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Dos Palos Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Helm-Turner Cemetery, Hopeton Cemetery, Los Banos Cemetery, North Hilmar Cemetery, Plainsburg Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Merced County include Atwater, Ballico, Cressey, Delhi, Dos Palos, El Nido, Gustine, Hilmar, Le Grand, Livingston ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Merced County include Merced College, University of California - Merced ... View colleges

School districts in Merced County include Atwater Elementary, Ballico-Cressey Elementary, Delhi Unified, Dos Palos Oro Loma Joint Unified, El Nido Elementary, Gustine Unified, Hilmar Unified, Le Grand Union Elementary, Le Grand Union High, Livingston Union Elementary ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Merced County include Atwater Branch Library, Cressey Branch Library, Delhi Educational Park Community Library, Dos Palos Branch Library, George South Merced Branch, Gustine Branch Library, Irwin-Hilmar Branch Library, Le Grand Branch Library, Livingston Branch Library, Los Banos Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Merced County include Merced Sun-Star ... View newspapers

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Politics

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

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Travel

Hotels in Merced County include Best Western, Best Western, Courtyard by Marriott Merced, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Motel 6, Quality Inn Merced, Ramada Inn, Sun Star Inn, Super 8 ... More hotels

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Merced County, CA

Pros: smaller and close knit...

Cons: Not enough well paying jobs...

This is a good place to raise a family, attend school (all levels) spend time in the summer enjoying the lakes, fair and bounty of fresh grown fruits and vegatables

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