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

The community of Madera is the Seat for Madera County.

Madera County was founded in 1893 and was created by taking area from FresnoCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Madera had a population of 148,632 people. This is an increase of 20.73% since the last Census (which gave a population of 123,109 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Madera represented 0.36% of the total population of California, making it the state's 35th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010150,865+22.55%+1.5% since 2009
2009148,632+20.73%+0.71% since 2008
2008147,577+19.88%+1.62% since 2007
2000123,109The Last Census

More information can be found on the Madera County Census Page for Madera County.


Websites for Madera County

Official Website:   www.madera-county.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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