Delhi, California

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Delhi is a census-designated place (CDP) in Merced County, California, USA. Delhi is located 18 miles (29 km) west-northwest of Merced,[2] at an elevation of 118 feet (36 m).[1] According to the 2000 census, the CDP population was 8,022. Since 2006, the population of Delhi is estimated to be about 15,000.

Its name comes from its proximity to the Delta-Highline Canal and is pronounced pronounced /'dɛlhaɪ/ ("del-high"), NOT "del-ee" like Delhi, India.



Delhi is located at 37°25′56″N 120°46′43″W / 37.43222°N 120.77861°W / 37.43222; -120.77861.[1] It lies across the Merced River from Livingston. Hilmar is to the west; Turlock to the north; and Ballico to the east.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.0 km²), all of it land.


Delhi is the largest unincorporated town of Merced County. The Delhi Municipal Advisory Council advises the Merced County Board of Supervisors concerning any services which are or may be provided within the boundaries of the Delhi School District by the County or other local governmental agencies. It has its own unified school district with three K through 8th schools, (El Capitan Elementary, Schendel Elementary, and Harmony School), one high school, (Delhi Educational Park), and one continuation high school, (Shattuck Educational Park). Delhi's Harmony School opened in 2005. Delhi is in the Turlock Irrigation District, which provides farm water and electrical service. The Delhi County Water District provides drinking water and sewer service.

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