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Welcome to Merced ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Merced has a population of 84,678 people<2> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Merced, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated April 1, 1889.
Merced is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Merced lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Merced lies within the (209) area code.
The ZIP codes for Merced: 95340-95341, 95343-95344, 95348<4>
Websites for Merced ...
Official Website: www.cityofmerced.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.merced-chamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Merced had an population of 84,678 people. This is an increase of 7.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 32.53% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Merced had a population of 78,958 people (or 30.87% of the total population of Merced County). This makes Merced the county's most populous community.
The population of Merced represents 0.21% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 95th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 78,958 people, the population of Merced increased 23.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 63,893 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Merced.
Communities Also Named Merced ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Merced - it's located in Arkansas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Merced.
Communities near Merced ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Merced.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Merced. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Merced.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Merced. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Merced.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Merced. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Merced.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Merced ...
Looking for more information about Merced? 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 Merced, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Merced.
Adding Merced to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Merced in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Merced was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Merced on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Merced: www.cityofmerced.org/
The official website for Merced County: www.co.merced.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 08 Aug 2022