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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Livingston is approximately 12,906 (2006), 13058 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,449 (2000), 3156 (2010).
The amount of land area in Livingston is 4.964 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Livingston is 3.47 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Livingston to Washington DC is 2481 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 87 miles. (as the crow flies)
Livingston is positioned 37.38 degrees north of the equator and 120.72 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Livingston elevation is 133 feet above sea level.
Livingston per capita income is $ 9,231 (2000).
Livingston median income is $ 36,800.
The Livingston median home price is $ 254,700 (2005).


in the central valley of California about twelve miles from Turlock and about 57 miles from Stockton. Other nearby communities include Delhi, Winton, Atwater, Hilmar-Irwin, Denair, Hickman and Snelling.
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History & History Related Items

The first to settle in the area was David Chedester who came in 1862. He worked as a supplier for the railroad workers. One of those workers, Edward Olds, opened a saloon and store along the Merced River once the railroad was ready to open the bridge across the river. The area began to grow with homes and businesses with the comings and goings of gold seekers, local farmers and the railroad workers. William Little, who was a local land owner, created a plat map of lots along the rails. He hoped to make Livingston the county seat, but the city of Merced won the vote. The town was originally named for Dr. Livingstone who had recently disappeared in Africa. In 1873, in the application for a post office, the e was omitted in the spelling of the name, making the official name Livingston rather than Livingstone.

Here is a history page for Livingston.
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The incorporation of Livingston

11 September 1922

Economy & Industry

largely based in agriculture. Production of chickens and turkeys, large dairy operations and grapes for wine are large sectors of the local economy. Sweet Potatoes are also one of the predominent crops. Though agriculture is important, other sectors are up and coming, mainly due to the changes on Highway 99 which has brought more business to the area.
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Livingston City Government

City of Livingston
1416 C Street
Livingston, CA 95334

Livingston has a council-manager form of government. There are four council members who serve four year terms and a Mayor who is elected to a two year term. The mayor is also a member of the city council. The city manager is appointed by the council.

Livingston Chamber

Livingston Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 434
Livingston, CA 95334
Phone: (209) 394-7788

Livingston Community News

Livingston California News - an online only newspaper for Livingston.

Livingston Organizations

Livingston Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 434
Livingston, CA 95334
Phone: (209) 394-7788

Livingston Schools

Livingston Union School District
922 B Street
Livingston, CA 95334
Phone: 209-394-5400
Livingston High School
Home of the Wolves!
1617 Main St.
Livingston, CA 95334
Phone: 209-394-7961

The high school is part of the Merced Union High School District Livingston


The population of Livingston was:
1990 - 7,317
2000 - 10,473
2005 - 12,585
2006 - 12,906

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 1,719
2000 - 2,449

Median age:
2000 - 24.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 32,500
2005 - $ 36,800

Median house value:
2000 - $ 92,700
2005 - $ 254,700

Livingston is located in the Pacific Time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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