- Madera, California
official_name = Madera, California
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Madera County and the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Madera
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Sally J. Bomprezzi
area_total_km2 = 31.8
area_total_sq_mi = 12.3
area_land_km2 = 31.8
area_land_sq_mi = 12.3
area_water_km2 = 0
area_water_sq_mi = 0
elevation_ft = 271
elevation_m = 83
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 43207
population_metro = 123109
population_density_km2 = 1358.7
population_density_sq_mi = 3512.8
population_blank1 = Maderan
timezone = Pacific (PST)
utc_offset = -8
latd = 36 |latm = 57 |lats = 48 |latNS = N
longd = 120 |longm = 4 |longs = 2 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
postal_code = 93637-93639
area_code = 559
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 06-45022
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0277552
Madera is a city in and the
county seatof Madera County, California, United States.GR|6 It is the principal city of the Madera, California Metropolitan Statistical Areawhich encompasses all of Madera County. It is located in California's Central Valley. The population was 43,207 at the 2000 census. The City of Madera is home to the Madera Unified School Districtand Golden Valley School District.
Madera is located at coor dms|36|57|48|N|120|4|2|W|city (36.963411, -120.067316)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.3 square miles (31.8 km²), all of it land.
Madera is the location of the Madera
American Viticultural Area.
38 Miles east of Madera is the geographic center of California.
Geographic centers of the United States
Higher Educational Sites
*Madera Center Community College (a campus of the
State Center Community College District)
Madera Unified School District(K-12)
Within the city of Madera, State Route 99 carries traffic in a generally northwest / southeast orientation. East of the city, State Route 41 can be accessed via either eastbound county roads, or via State Route 145, the latter of which turns from a northeast / southwest bearing to a directly south orientation within the city. The eastern terminus of State Route 152 is located convert|10|mi|km to the north of the city, on State Route 99.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 43,207 people, 11,978 households, and 9,438 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 3,515.3 people per square mile (1,357.4/km²). There were 12,521 housing units at an average density of 1,018.7/sq mi (393.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 48.15% White, 3.85% African American, 2.79% Native American, 1.43% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 38.01% from other races, and 5.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 67.75% of the population.
There were 11,978 households out of which 48.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.57 and the average family size was 3.90.
In the city the population was spread out with 35.4% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 14.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.
incomefor a household in the city was $31,033, and the median income for a family was $31,927. Males had a median income of $29,776 versus $23,210 for females. The per capita incomefor the city was $11,674. About 25.6% of families and 32.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.0% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature Madera is located in the 12th Senate District, represented by Republican
Jeff Denham, and in the 29th Assembly District, represented by Republican Michael Villines. Federally, Madera is located in California's 19th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +10 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url=http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html | accessdate = 2007-10-20] and is represented by Republican George Radanovich.
* [http://www.madera.k12.ca.us/index.php Madera Unified]
* [http://www.MaderaOnline.com/ News & Info about Madera]
* [http://www.ShopMadera.com/ Business Directory for Madera]
* [http://www.cityofmadera.org/ City Website]
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