Merced is a city in Merced County, California, United States. As of 2014, 81,743 people lived there. Merced is the county seat of Merced County in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Merced has the first research university built in the 21st century, University of California Merced. UC Merced is the newest school in the University of California system.
Down Town Merced
|Incorporated||April 1, 1889|
|• Mayor||Stan Thurston |
|• Total||23.316 sq mi (60.39 km2)|
|• Land||23.316 sq mi (60.39 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||171 ft (52 m)|
|• Density||3,500/sq mi (1,400/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−8 (Pacific)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
Merced runs off of the Council-Manager form of government. Merced's mayor is Stan Thurston. Merced is located in California's 12th State Senate district. Merced's state senator is Anthony Cannella. Merced is also located in the California's 21st State Assembly District. Merced's assemblyman is Adam Grey. Merced is represented in the United States House of Representatives by Jim Costa.
The unemployment rate in Merced as of June 2014 is 14.10%. The average per capita income in Merced is $17,331 while the median household income is $38,253. Sales tax in Merced is 8% while the income tax is 6%. 
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||County of Merced||1,980|
|5||University of California, Merced||500|
|6||City of Merced||480|
|10||SaveMart Distribution Center||230|
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