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Madera is a city in Madera County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Spanish for "timber."
The latitude of Madera is 36.961N. The longitude is -120.059W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 272 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 47,952.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Madera demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madera County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fresno area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93637 ZIP code.
5% of Madera residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Madera ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Madera was $11,674, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Madera residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Madera, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $441. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $951.
Libraries in Madera include Madera Library, Ranchos Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Madera include Madera Tribune
Madera County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Madera political report.
The average commute time for Madera workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Madera between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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