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Los Banos, California

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Welcome to Los Banos ...

The city of Los Banos is located in Merced County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Los Banos has a population of 39,183 people<1> (see below for details).

Los Banos was incorporated May 8, 1907.

The community of Los Banos is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Los Banos: (209)

The ZIP code for Los Banos: 93635<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Los Banos had a population of 35,972 people (or 14.06% of the total population of Merced County). This makes Los Banos the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Los Banos represents 0.1% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 209th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 35,972 people, the population of Los Banos increased 39.05% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 25,869 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Los Banos had an population of 39,183 people. This is an increase of 8.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 51.47% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Los Banos.

Communities near Los Banos ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Los Banos and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Dos Palos   [Map]   5,445   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
El Nido   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gustine   [Map]   5,844   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Oro Loma - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Santa Nella Village   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Santa Nella   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

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 Los Banos. 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 Los Banos. 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 Los Banos.

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

Websites for Los Banos ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Los Banos ...

Looking for more information about Los Banos? 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 Los Banos, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Los Banos.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About Merced County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Los Banos:

The official website for Merced County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Los Banos - 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 Los Banos). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Los Banos 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Los Banos) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Los Banos. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Los Banos

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Los Banos. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0612, Longitude: -120.8458     [Map].

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