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Overview

Introduction to Los Banos, California

Los Banos, California, in Merced county, is 26 miles SW of Merced, California (center to center) and 60 miles E of San Jose, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Merced metropolitan area. 

Los Banos History

Gabriel Moraga, with his troop of Spanish Calvary from the Presidio of San Francisco, came to explore the San Joaquin Valley in 1805 under orders from the Spanish Governor of California. He came upon the City of Los Banos. The region was inhabited by local Native Americans. The next Spanish explorer to come here was Padre Felipe Arroyo de la Cuesta. Henry Miller came to San Joaquin Valley around 1850 and by 1871 he formed the San Joaquin and Kings River Canal and Irrigation Company. Miller made a great effort to get the railroad extended through the West Side and that ultimately decided the location of Los Banos. Agriculture still remains the number one industry in and around Los Banos, mainly due to the early success of Henry Miller.

Los Banos and Nearby Attractions

  • Ag Sports Complex Regional Park.
  • Airport Park.
  • Big Page Park.
  • Catholic Park.
  • Citrus Terrace Park I.
  • City Park.

Things To Do In Los Banos

Los Banos is a place of abundant natural beauty and has many well maintained parks with new playground structures built for children. There are many recreational activities for the people staying in the city. Some of the popular things to do include aikido martial arts, basketball for youth, diving classes, swimming, dog training, pee wee ball, seniors' activities, soccer, softball and summer camps.

Los Banos Transportation

Stockton Metropolitan airport serves the city.

Los Banos Higher Education

The city is served by Merced College.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,012
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens9.8%
Employed Population 16+12,943
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,869
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,633
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,678

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,582
% Above Poverty Level77.1%
% Below Poverty Level22.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time42 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone17.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,082
Median House Value$179,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)77.3%
German4.7%
Portuguese4.6%
Italian3.5%
Irish3.2%
English2.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Greek0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Scottish0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Polish0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Los Banos Almanac

CategoryValue
County Merced County
Standard Zip Codes93635
Phone Area Codes209
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.07
Approximate Longitude-120.84

Los Banos Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOS BANOS
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp37 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp62 to 95 F
Oct Temp51 to 80 F
Annual Precip9.9 inches
StationLOS BANOS DET RESV
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp39 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 72 F
Jul Temp64 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 78 F
Annual Precip8.3 inches
StationTURLOCK #2
Distance30.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atwater28,906$50,904
Dos Palos5,103$37,125
Gustine5,684$45,170
Livingston13,703$55,348
Newman10,808$50,175

Los Banos Hospitals

Memorial Hospital Los Banos
(Non-profit)
520 West I Street

Los Banos Public Schools

R. M. Miano Elementary
1129 B St.
ZIP: 93635
Primary
Total Enrollment 954
Crossroads Alternative Education Center
265 Mercy Springs Rd., Ste. C
ZIP: 93635
Other
Total Enrollment 121
Mercey Springs Elementary
1900 S. Mercey Springs Rd
ZIP: 93635
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Los Banos Junior High
1750 San Luis St.
ZIP: 93635
Middle
Total Enrollment 1570
Volta Elementary
24307 W. Ingomar Grade
ZIP: 93635
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Green Valley Charter
1149 E. B St.
ZIP: 93635
Primary
Total Enrollment 152
Valley Los Banos Community
715 W. H St.
ZIP: 93635
Other
Total Enrollment 125
San Luis High (continuation)
125 Seventh St.
ZIP: 93635
High
Total Enrollment 144
Los Banos High
1966 11th St.
ZIP: 93635
High
Total Enrollment 1320
Henry Miller Elementary
545 W. L St.
ZIP: 93635
Primary
Total Enrollment 950
Westside Union Elementary
659 K St.
ZIP: 93635
Primary
Total Enrollment 763
Lorena Falasco Elementary
310 Overland Ave.
ZIP: 93635
Primary
Total Enrollment 868
Pacheco High
200 N. Ward Rd.
ZIP: 93635
High
Total Enrollment 1496
Charleston Elementary
18463 W. Charleston Rd.
ZIP: 93635
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Los Banos Elementary
1260 Seventh St.
ZIP: 93635
Primary
Total Enrollment 842
Los Banos Special Education Preschool
965 E. B St.
ZIP: 93635

Los Banos Private Schools

Our Lady Of Fatima School
1625 Center Ave
ZIP: 93635
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
Los Banos Adventist School
404 Overland Rd
ZIP: 93635
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Sources :
Study Online in Los Banos
Historic Los Banos

photo

Bath house between 1900 and 1920
Additional Resources
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