Introduction to Livingston, California

Livingston, California, in Merced county, is 10 miles SE of Turlock, California and 64 miles E of San Jose, California. The city is part of the Merced metropolitan statistical area. 

Livingston History

Wagon master David Baldwin Chedester arrived in what is now known as Livingston in the year 1862, and is generally credited to be the first settler in the region. Livingston was originally supposed to be named after the famous African explorer, Dr. Livingstone. However, when a petition for a post office was made in 1873, the letter 'e' was accidentally dropped from the name and the city officially came to be known as Livingston. At one point in time, the city had the only stop light on highway number 99 that ran from Sacramento to Bakersfield. The city of Livingston was incorporated in 1922 and Charles Daman became the first mayor.

Livingston and Nearby Attractions

  • Livingston Branch Merced County Library.
  • Livingston City Hall.
  • Veterans Memorial Building.
  • Livingston Memorial Park.
  • Saint Judes Roman Catholic Church.

Things To Do In Livingston

The city of Livingston has libraries, city halls and memorial buildings that are evidence of its varied historical and cultural heritage. Visitors to this city can take a walk around and see the charming, quaint churches lining the streets. There are quite a few amusement parks like the Livingston Memorial Park and the Arakelian Park where one can have a fun time in the company of family and friends.

Livingston Transportation

San Jose International Airport is within one hour of Livingston.

Livingston Higher Education

California State University-Stanislaus is the local university.



Total Population13,611
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens9.1%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population29


% of people married48.6%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.6%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$52,902
% Above Poverty Level79.2%
% Below Poverty Level20.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone11%
Median Gross Rent$922
Median House Value$167,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)89.4%
French Except Basque0.1%
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Livingston Almanac

Nearest Medium City 10 miles SE of Turlock, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City64 miles E of San Jose, California
County Merced County
Metro AreaMerced
Standard Zip Codes95334
Phone Area Codes209
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Livingston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationTURLOCK #2
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp39 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip12.4 inches
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp37 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp60 to 95 F
Oct Temp49 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.4 inches
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp40 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp62 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

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Livingston Public Schools

Livingston High
1617 Main St
(209) 394-7961
Total Enrollment 1150
Livingston Middle
101 F St
(209) 394-5450
Total Enrollment 807
Selma Herndon Elementary
714 Prusso St
(209) 394-5480
Total Enrollment 638
Campus Park Elementary
1845 H St
(209) 394-5460
Total Enrollment 507
Yamato Colony Elementary
800 Livingston/cressey Rd
(209) 394-5470
Total Enrollment 585
Floyd A. Schelby
6738 North Sultana Dr
(209) 394-1800
Total Enrollment 45
Livingston Stepping Stones Preschool
922 B St
(209) 394-5427

Livingston Private Schools

Longview Mennonite School
12725 Longview Ave
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 69
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