Atwater, California

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Population in 2017: 29,397 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +27.2%
Males: 14,645  (49.8%)
Females: 14,752  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

30.9 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95301, 95388.

Atwater Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,694 (it was $37,344 in 2000)
Atwater:

$51,694
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,614 (it was $15,162 in 2000)

Atwater city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $231,976 (it was $99,900 in 2000)
Atwater:

$231,976
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $297,896; detached houses: $307,928; townhouses or other attached units: $293,491; in 2-unit structures: $366,162; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $331,066; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $403,864; mobile homes: $139,412; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $94,657

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,011.

March 2019 cost of living index in Atwater: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.2%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.2% for Black residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.8% for other race residents, 26.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Atwater, CA (2017)
    • 16,49355.5%Hispanic
    • 9,60532.3%White alone
    • 1,4514.9%Asian alone
    • 1,0353.5%Black alone
    • 7232.4%Two or more races
    • 2360.8%American Indian alone
    • 220.07%Other race alone
    • 110.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Atwater detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 79 registered sex offenders living in Atwater, California as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Atwater is 371 to 1.


Crime rates in Atwater by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(18.8)
1
(3.7)
1
(3.6)
2
(7.3)
2
(7.4)
4
(15.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.9)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(10.3)
1
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(22.6)
4
(14.6)
8
(28.8)
7
(25.5)
8
(29.7)
6
(22.6)
5
(17.5)
8
(27.7)
7
(24.2)
9
(31.1)
8
(27.4)
8
(27.2)
7
(23.8)
6
(20.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
13
(49.0)
25
(91.4)
22
(79.2)
24
(87.4)
21
(77.9)
23
(86.8)
37
(129.8)
32
(110.8)
22
(76.1)
25
(86.3)
26
(89.0)
27
(91.7)
23
(78.1)
21
(71.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
84
(316.4)
66
(241.3)
72
(259.3)
123
(448.1)
107
(396.8)
81
(305.7)
87
(305.3)
138
(477.7)
152
(525.8)
148
(511.0)
160
(547.6)
167
(567.3)
158
(536.6)
150
(507.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
255
(960.6)
305
(1,115)
260
(936.5)
296
(1,078)
414
(1,535)
322
(1,215)
355
(1,246)
440
(1,523)
361
(1,249)
240
(828.7)
167
(571.5)
190
(645.4)
185
(628.4)
163
(551.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
694
(2,614)
607
(2,219)
681
(2,453)
720
(2,623)
822
(3,048)
700
(2,642)
773
(2,712)
773
(2,676)
804
(2,781)
684
(2,362)
757
(2,591)
670
(2,276)
649
(2,204)
561
(1,898)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
137
(516.1)
110
(402.2)
80
(288.2)
125
(455.4)
102
(378.3)
106
(400.1)
102
(357.9)
187
(647.3)
158
(546.6)
100
(345.3)
175
(598.9)
146
(496.0)
117
(397.4)
186
(629.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(26.4)
14
(51.2)
8
(28.8)
17
(61.9)
15
(55.6)
14
(52.8)
14
(49.1)
8
(27.7)
5
(17.3)
2
(6.9)
10
(34.2)
16
(54.4)
7
(23.8)
16
(54.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)346.8293.7292.6367.7400.9358.3338.4430.2396.7333.1370.2345.4313.7317.4

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City-data.com crime index in Atwater, CA

Crime rate in Atwater detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 33 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.78
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: American (3.6%), Portuguese (3.0%), English (1.9%), German (1.8%), Italian (1.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 151 feet

Land area: 5.40 square miles.

Population density: 5,440 people per square mile   (average).

Atwater, California map

6,236 residents are foreign born (17.0% Latin America, 2.7% Asia).

This city:

21.0%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,895 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,280 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Merced, CA (7.6 miles , pop. 63,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Stockton, CA (57.5 miles , pop. 243,771).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (258.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Winton, CA (1.6 miles ),
McSwain, CA (1.7 miles ),
Cressey, CA (2.4 miles ),
Livingston, CA (2.6 miles ),
Merced, CA (2.8 miles ),
Ballico, CA (3.0 miles ),
University of California Merced, CA (3.2 miles),
Bear Creek, CA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.35 N, Longitude: 120.60 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,717 (-15.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,380 (21.5%)

Area code: 209

Distribution of median household income in Atwater, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Atwater, CA in 2017
Atwater satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.9%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Atwater, CA
Historical housing units in Atwater, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +461 (+2.0%).
Most common industries in Atwater, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Food (8.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.0%)
  • Food (9.8%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Food (6.4%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Atwater, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Child care workers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)

Average climate in Atwater, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Atwater, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 121. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

121
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2014 was 0.350. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.350
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.97. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.97
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.8
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Atwater-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 817% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 138.6 miles away from Atwater center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 185.8 miles away from Atwater center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 66.4 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 170.4 miles away from Atwater center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 159.0 miles away from Atwater center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 274.2 miles away from Atwater center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Merced County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Freezes: 2, Landslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Atwater topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Atwater:

  • BLOSS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 1691 3RD ST)
  • ANBERRY REHABILITATION HOSP (1685 SHAFFER RD)
  • ATWATER DIALYSIS CENTER (1201 COMMERCE AVE)

Airports located in Atwater:

  • Castle Airport (MER) (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 51, Itinerant Ops: 47,504, Local Ops: 54,884, Military Ops: 924)

Amtrak stations near Atwater:

  • 8 miles: MERCED (324 W. 24TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: TURLOCK-DENAIR (DENAIR, SANTA FE ST. AT ELM ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atwater:

  • Merced College (about 8 miles; Merced, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,973)
  • University of California-Merced (about 10 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 5,981)
  • California State University-Stanislaus (about 19 miles; Turlock, CA; FT enrollment: 7,054)
  • Modesto Junior College (about 31 miles; Modesto, CA; FT enrollment: 10,635)
  • University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus (about 57 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,109)
  • Heald College-Fresno (about 58 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • University of the Pacific (about 58 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 4,999)

Public high schools in Atwater:

  • ATWATER HIGH (Students: 1,311, Location: 2201 FRUITLAND AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • BUHACH COLONY HIGH (Students: 1,277, Location: 1800 BUHACH RD., Grades: 9-12)
  • VALLEY ATWATER COMMUNITY (Location: 1800 MATTHEW AVE., Grades: 6-12)

Private high schools in Atwater:

  • CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 49, Location: 2457 MAN O WAR CT, Grades: 1-12)
  • LANDMARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 37, Location: 1925 OLIVE AVE, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Atwater:

  • MITCHELL INTERMEDIATE (Students: 621, Location: 1753 FIFTH ST., Grades: 7-8)
  • PEGGY HELLER ELEMENTARY (Students: 395, Location: 201 LAKE VIEW DR., Grades: KG-6)
  • BELLEVUE ELEMENTARY (Students: 393, Location: 1020 E. BELLEVUE RD., Grades: KG-6)
  • ELMER WOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 354, Location: 1271 W. BELLEVUE RD., Grades: KG-6)
  • MITCHELL ELEMENTARY (Students: 284, Location: 1761 GROVE AVE., Grades: KG-6)
  • THOMAS OLAETA ELEMENTARY (Students: 278, Location: 2266 HIGH ST., Grades: KG-6)
  • AILEEN COLBURN ELEMENTARY (Students: 233, Location: 2201 HELLER ST., Grades: KG-6)
  • SHAFFER ELEMENTARY (Location: 1434 CALIFORNIA ST., Grades: KG-6)
  • ATWATER SENIOR ACADEMY (Location: 1800 JUNIPER AVE., Grades: 6-8)
  • BELLEVUE SENIOR ELEMENTARY (Location: 1020 E. BELLEVUE RD., Grades: 7-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Atwater:

  • ST ANTHONY SCHOOL (Students: 119, Location: 1801 WINTON WAY, Grades: PK-8)
  • KING'S CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 17, Location: 1683 5TH ST, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Atwater

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Atwater has a second high school, Buhach Colony High School that serves grades 9-12.
  • buhach high school now has 9-12 graders not just 9-10 added by marissa

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Atwater: Atwater Business Park (A), Rancho Del Rey Golf Course (B), Castle Air Museum (C), Atwater City Hall (D), Atwater Branch Merced County Library (E), Atwater Fire Department Station 1 (F), Veterans Memorial Building (G), Bloss House Museum (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Lucky Shopping Center (1), Atwater Town Center Shopping Center (2), Model Market Shopping Center (3), Atwater Plaza Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Atwater include: First Church of God (A), Ariel Dear Found Family Church (B), Atwater Baptist Church (C), Atwater Christian Life Church (D), Bear Creek Community Church (E), Calvario Centro Cristiano (F), Church of Christ (G), First Baptist Church (H), Living Water Christian Fellowship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Atwater include: Andy Albiani Park (1), Atwater Memorial Ballpark (2), Heller Park (3), Tower Park (4), Bloss Park (5), Veterans Park (6), Osborn Park (7), Ralston Park (8), E L Walters Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Applegate Inn (1501 Sycamore Ave).

Birthplace of: Cindy Davis - Bicycle motocross rider, Doug George - Stock car racing driver and crew chief.

Merced County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Atwater and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF ATWATER (Population served: 28,100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-28-2005)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-02-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2002)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Atwater that have no violations reported:

  • CASTLE AIRPORT (Population served: 2,091, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RANCHO DEL REY GOLF CLUB (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DOLE LOS CERRITOS WELL (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DOLE OAKDALE ROAD WELL (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

3.2 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

77.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Atwater in 2010:

  • 63 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 26 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Atwater in 2000:

  • 164 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 38 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Atwater (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Winton Way Banking Center Branch at 1631 Bellevue Road, branch established on 2010/11/02. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Compass Bank: Atwater Branch at 1329 Broadway Ave, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Rabobank, National Association: Atwater Branch at 1861 Bellevue Road, branch established on 2009/05/05. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $11,745.0 mil, Deposits: $8,446.0 mil, headquarters in Roseville, CA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 124 total offices, Holding Company: Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., "rabobank Nederland
  • Bank of America, National Association: Atwater Branch at 170 1 Bellevue Road, branch established on 1995/11/15. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Citibank, National Association: Bellevue Road Branch at 700 Bellevue Road, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Westamerica Bank: Bellevue Road Branch at 735 Bellevue Road, branch established on 1981/10/05. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $4,998.1 mil, Deposits: $4,253.2 mil, headquarters in San Rafael, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: Westamerica Bancorporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Atwater Plaza Branch at 243 Belleevue Rd, branch established on 2007/03/26. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Atwater:

Marital status in Atwater, CA
  • Never married: 36.8%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Atwater:

  • High school or higher: 74.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.6
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Atwater
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Atwater, CA (based on Merced County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic102,00518
Evangelical Protestant26,640124
Other5,88423
Mainline Protestant3,67318
Black Protestant1,0878
Orthodox641
None116,440-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 58
Merced County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Merced County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 26
Here:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
This county:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 100
This county:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Merced County:

29.5%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.8%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.1%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.2%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Atwater:

28.3
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Atwater:

23.7%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Atwater:

10.7%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Atwater:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Atwater:

30.6%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

53.4%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.9%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Atwater, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 31$229,815$88,9613$12,830
Firefighters 14$93,967$80,5430$0
Police - Other 9$34,027$45,36912$7,685
Water Supply 9$43,339$57,7851$1,880
Parks and Recreation 8$35,455$53,18320$16,098
Financial Administration 8$46,800$70,2002$2,055
Sewerage 7$26,457$45,3550$0
Streets and Highways 6$33,011$66,0221$4,162
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$25,056$60,1342$5,914
Other Government Administration 5$31,153$74,7675$8,117
Other and Unallocable 3$13,658$54,6321$2,391
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 105$612,738$70,02747$61,132

Atwater government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $2,111,000 ($71.81)
    Water Utilities: $1,329,000 ($45.21)
    Sewerage: $790,000 ($26.87)
    Regular Highways: $190,000 ($6.46)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,080,000 ($206.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,390,000 ($149.33)
    Sewerage: $3,632,000 ($123.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,766,000 ($94.09)
    Central Staff Services: $2,633,000 ($89.57)
    Water Utilities: $2,381,000 ($80.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,080,000 ($36.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,043,000 ($35.48)
    Regular Highways: $718,000 ($24.42)
    Financial Administration: $716,000 ($24.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $308,000 ($10.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,747,000 ($161.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $5,533,000 ($188.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($0.58)

Atwater government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,640,000 ($361.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,995,000 ($67.86)
    Other: $1,804,000 ($61.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $262,000 ($8.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $69,000 ($2.35)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,862,000 ($63.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $984,000 ($33.47)
    Rents: $530,000 ($18.03)
    Special Assessments: $323,000 ($10.99)
    Interest Earnings: $172,000 ($5.85)
    Fines and Forfeits: $93,000 ($3.16)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($0.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,367,000 ($80.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,035,000 ($69.22)
    Highways: $651,000 ($22.15)
    General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($0.68)
  • Tax - Property: $5,801,000 ($197.33)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,982,000 ($67.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $467,000 ($15.89)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $106,000 ($3.61)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $39,000 ($1.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $33,000 ($1.12)
    Other: $19,000 ($0.65)
    Other License: $4,000 ($0.14)

Atwater government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,493,000 ($3180.36)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,810,000 ($3123.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,684,000 ($57.28)

Atwater government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $371,000 ($12.62)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,481,000 ($390.55)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,082,000 ($104.84)

5.04% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,214 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Stanislaus County, CA  1.01% ($41,876 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.88% ($45,540)
from Fresno County, CA  0.25% ($36,529)


5.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
California average:

5.21%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($235 average AGI)
Merced County:

0.03%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Stanislaus County, CA  1.08% ($44,849 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.38% ($45,547)
to Fresno County, CA  0.37% ($39,620)
Businesses in Atwater, CA
NameCountNameCount
99 Cents Only Stores1KFC1
AT&T1Kmart1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's2
Blockbuster1Nike2
Burger King1Panda Express1
CVS1Payless1
Carl\s Jr.1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cricket Wireless3Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
DHL2Rite Aid1
Dennys1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
DressBarn1Sears1
Dressbarn1Starbucks3
Famous Footwear1T-Mobile2
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell1
FedEx4Target1
GameStop1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS4
Jack In The Box1Walgreens1
Jamba Juice1

Strongest AM radio stations in Atwater:

  • KTIQ (1660 AM; 10 kW; MERCED, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KVVY (1580 AM; 10 kW; MERCED, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KYOS (1480 AM; 5 kW; MERCED, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KLOC (1390 AM; 5 kW; TURLOCK, CA)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KLBS (1330 AM; 5 kW; LOS BANOS, CA; Owner: ETHNIC RADIO OF LOS BANOS, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KVIN (920 AM; 3 kW; CERES, CA; Owner: THRESHOLD COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Atwater:

  • KHTN (104.7 FM; LOS BANOS, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLOQ-FM (98.7 FM; WINTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KBRE (92.5 FM; ATWATER, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAMB (101.5 FM; MERCED, CA; Owner: CENTRAL VALLEY BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • KCJH (89.1 FM; LIVINGSTON, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • KIBG (106.3 FM; MERCED, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHOP (95.1 FM; OAKDALE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEFR (89.9 FM; LE GRAND, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBB (96.3 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF MONTEREY INC)
  • KCIV (99.9 FM; MOUNT BULLION, CA; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMPO (88.7 FM; MODESTO, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • K238AC (95.5 FM; SALIDA, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K214CT (90.7 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KDJK (103.9 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLVY (91.1 FM; FAIRMEAD, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KABX-FM (97.5 FM; MERCED, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KUOP (91.3 FM; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC)
  • KOSO (93.1 FM; PATTERSON, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKBN (93.5 FM; TWAIN HARTE, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Atwater:

  • K49EO (Channel 49; MODESTO, CA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KBSV (Channel 23; CERES, CA; Owner: BET-NAHRAIN, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Atwater fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 331ft / 101mTotal length
  • $2,852,000Total costs
  • 374,340Total average daily traffic
  • 74,078Total average daily truck traffic
  • 289,085Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Atwater, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 101950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 32000-2009
  • 92010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Atwater, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Atwater)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 105 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Atwater, CA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 101 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Atwater)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 102 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Atwater)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED211$118,65288$110,977108$154,4955$46,7541$148,11048$90,3020$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$110,26910$83,49314$169,0910$00$04$66,8550$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED30$135,02927$82,38388$151,9235$29,4581$222,50022$74,4722$77,745
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN27$132,24716$115,25837$156,2395$77,7600$010$67,7670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$107,7664$90,66316$138,8730$00$01$180,1600$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0006.01 , 0006.02, 0006.03, 0007.01, 0008.01, 0008.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$103,8052$103,315
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$185,3751$192,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$94,5001$77,370
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$97,1300$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0006.01 , 0006.02, 0006.03, 0007.01, 0008.01, 0008.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Atwater, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Atwater, CA - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 47. The highest number of fires - 74 took place in 2018, and the least - 3 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Atwater, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (61.1%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (17.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Atwater, CA
    • 42861.1%Outside Fires
    • 12517.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 11816.9%Structure Fires
    • 294.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Atwater, CA
Most common first names in Atwater, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10272.1 years
Mary9782.0 years
William9273.7 years
James7473.2 years
Robert7170.8 years
Charles5272.8 years
Frank4775.3 years
George4476.6 years
Maria3677.5 years
Helen3681.0 years
Most common last names in Atwater, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Silva3076.6 years
Smith2778.2 years
Williams2471.2 years
Martin2275.8 years
Brown2174.1 years
Jones2165.3 years
Miller2074.5 years
Wilson1871.6 years
Johnson1871.8 years
Moore1771.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Atwater, CA
  • 74.6%Utility gas
  • 23.4%Electricity
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Atwater, CA
  • 60.1%Utility gas
  • 38.1%Electricity
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Atwater compared to California state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Atwater on our top lists:

  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
  • #99 (95388) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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