Livingston, California

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Livingston is a city in Merced County, California. Livingston is located 7 miles (11 km) west-northwest of Atwater,[2] at an elevation of 131 feet (40 m).[1] According to the 2000 census, the city population was 10,473. As of 2008, the U. S. Census Bureau estimates the city population to be 13,400.[3] Livingston's total area is 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²), including undeveloped farmland annexed in anticipation of future growth.

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Location

Livingston is located at 37°23′13″N 120°43′25″W / 37.38694°N 120.72361°W / 37.38694; -120.72361.[1] It lies slightly uphill from where the Southern Pacific Railroad crosses the Merced River. Highway 99 follows the Southern Pacific through the city.

History

The Livingston post office opened in 1873, closed in 1882, and re-opened in 1883.[2] The name honors Charles C. Livingston, who operated a station for the Southern Pacific Railroad.[2][4]

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