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Atwater, California
(Merced County)

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Welcome to Atwater ...

The city of Atwater is located in Merced County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Atwater has a population of 29,397 people<1> (see below for details).

Atwater was incorporated August 16, 1922.

The community of Atwater is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Atwater lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Atwater is within the boundaries of the (209) area code.

The ZIP codes for Atwater: 95301, 95342<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atwater had a population of 28,168 people (which is 11.01% of the total population of Merced County). This makes Atwater the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Atwater represents 0.08% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 244th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,168 people, the population of Atwater increased 21.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 23,113 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Atwater had an population of 29,397 people. This is an increase of 4.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.19% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Atwater.

Communities near Atwater ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Amsterdam   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Arundel - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ballico   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cressey   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Delhi   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hilmar   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Atwater.

Communities Also Named Atwater ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Atwater: This one is located in Merced County and the other is located in Los Angeles County.

Beyond California, there are 9 communities that are also named Atwater - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Saskatchewan and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Atwater.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atwater. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atwater. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atwater.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Atwater:

Websites for Atwater ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atwater ...

Looking for more information about Atwater? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Atwater, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atwater.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atwater.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atwater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Atwater). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Atwater or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Atwater) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Atwater. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atwater

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atwater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3531, Longitude: -120.6077     [Map].

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