Cities in Merced County, California by Population (2024)

There are 33 cities in Merced County, California.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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City
Rank
State
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Merced1California96,47886,6482.61%4,14923.25
Turlock2California71,92472,694-0.27%4,28216.80
Los Banos3California48,41345,6751.44%4,84310
Atwater4California32,78931,9550.64%4,9936.57
Chowchilla5California18,66118,815-0.2%1,68311.09
Livingston6California15,26614,2541.69%4,1543.67
Winton7California12,35311,6191.51%4,0623.04
Newman8California12,15712,387-0.47%5,6702.14
Delhi9California10,84611,837-0.23%3,0903.51
Firebaugh10California8,7478,0891.92%2,4873.52
Franklin11California7,4537,709-0.85%3,6802.02
Hilmar-Irwin12California6,7325,9371.88%1,7143.93
Gustine13California6,2126,1500.26%3,3041.88
Dos Palos14California5,8435,7970.21%4,3311.35
McSwain15California5,6554,4295.74%9386.03
Denair16California3,0575,702-16.77%1,8621.64
Planada17California3,0183,984-7.31%1,7331.74
University California-Merced18California2,158033.38%3,3100.65
Santa Nella19California2,1291,9811.77%4554.68
South Dos Palos20California1,7851,1679.51%1,1611.54
Le Grand21California1,7611,5972.38%1,5451.14
Fairmead22California1,3931,1334.9%1807.73
Lake Don Pedro23California9651,465-11.47%5218.42
El Nido24California63528316.09%1933.29
Ballico25California5625082.56%1863.02
Cressey26California45824311.98%2611.76
Volta27California45113321.56%1034.37
Bear Creek28California4079523.71%7,1400.06
Snelling29California24111515.31%4460.54
Dos Palos Y30California164206-5.75%1051.56
Crows Landing31California80346-45.2%481.65
Stevinson32California68196-32%601.13
Tuttle33California67971.52%381.76
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Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Merced County, California?

Merced is the largest city in Merced County.

What is the smallest city in Merced County, California?

Tuttle is the smallest city in Merced County.

How many cities are in Merced County?

There are 33 cities in Merced County, California.

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