Key findings

  • Merced has a Livability Score of 60/100, which is considered below average
  • Merced crime rates are 21% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in Merced is 24% lower than the California average
  • Merced real estate prices are 58% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in Merced are 34% lower than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in Merced

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Ada Givens Elementary SchoolKG - 6564n/a
      Luther Burbank Elementary SchoolKG - 6647n/a
      St Paul LutheranPK - 573n/a
      Elementary School9 - 121,664n/a
      Joe Stefani3 - 6588n/a
      Allan Peterson Elementary SchoolKG - 6676n/a
      Merced Scholars Charter6 - 12124n/a
      Merced High9 - 121,729n/a
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      Merced Reviews

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      Merced, CA - Good Family Fun
      I got to visit Merced, California while attending an old friends wedding. They have a great little concession stand with great prices and variety. The people in Merced were so nice there I had to mention them. While in town we visited the Merced County Courthouse Museum. They have cool exhibits and is a great walkthrough of history. If you are traveling down 99 Hwy, you will see the Courthouse (easy to spot as it is the tallest building the city!) and they have a nice little park for the kids.

      I have two young children, so I decided to take them to Kiwanis Kiddieland. They had an amazing time, and after going to Kiddieland and the Zoo, I spent a total of $30.00! So if you have kids and are strapped for cash then you must visit. The Zoo was great. You can buy goat feed for 0.25 cents a cup and let the kids feed the goats. The zoo had everything you would expect with one mountain lion, bears, monkeys, bobcats, and a reptile area. It won't be much for the adults but the kids are sure to love the visit and at a price so affordable you will be happy to pay to keep them preoccupied. Overall, I recommend the city of Merced as a great place to take your family.
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      Source: The Merced, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).