Census Data

As the affiliate of the State Data Center for Merced County, Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) maintains and distributes information primarily from the Census Bureau and the California Department of Finance.  

View census data for jurisdictions and unincorporated communities within the Merced Region.

GIS Mapping
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, reports and charts.  MCAG has been the lead agency for GIS throughout Merced County since 1987. 

MCAG builds, collects and utilizes various environmental, natural, agricultural, planning and other information to perform analysis and make custom maps.  MCAG maintains a GIS website for downloading PDFs of standard maps as well as an interactive GIS Maps Online tool that allows the public access to much of the GIS data.

For more information regarding our GIS Services, contact Natalia Austin.

Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE)

As the Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) for Merced County, MCAG manages a network of 88 call boxes on Interstate 5 and State Routes 99 and 152.  The call boxes provide motorists in need with a 24 hour direct link to the California Highway Patrol. This program is a joint project of MCAG,  Caltrans, and the California Highway Patrol.

MCAG is currently proposing the removal of all call boxes in Merced County. With the prevalence of cell phones, call boxes are increasingly underutilized which provides the opportunity to consider alternative uses for the funding that would provide a greater benefit to the region. 
For more information regarding the call box program, contact Stacie Dabbs.