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Merced is a city in Merced County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after "Our Lady of Mercy"
The latitude of Merced is 37.302N. The longitude is -120.481W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 171 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 69,512.
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8% of Merced residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Merced ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Merced was $13,115, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Merced residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Merced, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $435. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,016.
Libraries in Merced include George South Merced Branch, Merced County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Merced include Merced Sun-Star
TV stations in Merced include KNSO.
Merced County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Merced political report.
The average commute time for Merced workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 19 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Merced between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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