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Atwater is a city in Merced County, in the Merced metro area.
The community was named for Marshall D. Atwater, rancher
The latitude of Atwater is 37.347N. The longitude is -120.608W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 151 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,515.
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9% of Atwater residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Atwater ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Atwater was $15,162, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Atwater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Atwater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $434. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $985.
Libraries in Atwater include Atwater Branch Library ... View libraries
Merced County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Atwater political report.
The average commute time for Atwater workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Atwater between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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