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Stanislaus County, California

95380, 95382

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Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Turlock is approximately 69,321 (2007), 68549 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 19,095 (2000), 22772 (2010).
The amount of land area in Turlock is 24.834 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Turlock is 13.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Turlock to Washington DC is 2488 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 77 miles. (as the crow flies)
Turlock is positioned 37.50 degrees north of the equator and 120.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Turlock elevation is 101 feet above sea level.
Turlock per capita income is $ 16,844 (2000).
Turlock median income is $ 48,468 (2005).
The Turlock median home price is $ 359,700 (2005).


Just south of Modesto on hwy 99 in central California. Other nearby communities include Denair, Keyes, Hilmar-Irwin, Hughson, Delhi, Ceres, Hickman and Empire.
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History & History Related Items

John William Mitchell is known as the founder of Turlock. He was a farmer here when he founded the city in 1871. When the railroad came through, they wanted to name the new station after Mitchell. He declined the offer but did suggest naming it after Turlough in Ireland. They accepted his suggestion and the name became Turlock. Sierra was also a possible name for Turlock, but confusion with other nearby areas with the same name squashed that choice.

Agriculture rapidly became the main force in the local economy and it remains such today. The city was incorporated in 1908. Early settlers came from many cultural groups giving much diversity to both the economy and the community life. California State University - Stanislaus opened here in 1960 bringing with it more opportunity for growth and development.

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The founding of Turlock

22 December 1871

The incorporation of Turlock



Stanislaus County Fair
late July - 1st week of August
900 North Broadway
Turlock, CA
Phone: 209-668-1333

Hilmar Cheese Company
Take a tour and go to the visitor's center.

Turlock Historical Museum
108 S Center Street inHistorical Downtown Turlock
Please call ahead for hours of operation
Phone: 209-668-7386

See Photographs of Turlock.
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Turlock City Government

City of Turlock
Administrative Services
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 230
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
Phone: (209) 668-5540

Turlock has a Council/Manager form of government

Turlock Chamber

Turlock Chamber of Commerce
115 South Golden State Blvd.
Turlock, CA 95380
Phone: 209-632-2221

Turlock Community News

Turlock City News
A local Newspaper
The Turlock Journal
A local Newspaper

Turlock Organizations

Turlock Chamber of Commerce
115 South Golden State Blvd.
Turlock, CA 95380
Phone: 209-632-2221

Turlock Libraries

Stanislaus County Library
Phone: 209-558-7800

Turlock Schools

Turlock Unified School District
1574 East Canal Drive
Turlock, CA 95380
Phone: 209-667-0632

California State University at Stanislaus
801 W. Monte Vista Ave.
Turlock, CA 95382
Phone: 209-667-3122
Fax: 209-667-3333 Turlock


The population of Turlock was:
1970 - 13,992
1990 - 42,198
1995 - 48,750
1997 - 50,100
1998 - 50,900
2000 - 55,810
2006 - 68,492
2007 - 69,321
Median age:
2000 - 30.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 39,050
2005 - $ 48,468

Median house value:
2000 - $ 128,300
2005 - $ 359,700

Turlock is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings time during a portion of the year.

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