Merced County, California

county in California, United States
Seal of Merced County, California.png

Merced County (/mərˈsɛd/ mər-SED) is a county in the northern San Joaquin Valley section of the Central Valley, in the U.S. state of California.

As of the 2010 census, the population was 255,793.[1] The county seat is Merced.[2] The county is named after the Merced River. It is located north of Fresno County and Fresno, and southeast of Santa Clara County and San Jose.


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.

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