About Delhi, California
Delhi is a small city located in the Central Valley of California. It is situated in Merced County, approximately 18 miles south of Merced. The city covers an area of 2.5 square miles. It was founded in 1911 by the Delhi Farm Lands Company. Delhi has a population of around 10,921 as of the 2024 census. It was named after Delhi, India, by a local farmer who had served in the Delhi Motor Corps during World War I. The area experiences a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Agriculture is the primary industry in Delhi, with crops such as almonds, walnuts, peaches, and tomatoes being grown in the area. Delhi is home to several parks, including Stephen Leonard Park, which offers recreational facilities for residents. The nearby Merced River provides opportunities for outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The city is also home to a few local businesses, including restaurants, shops, and service providers. The Delhi Unified School District serves the educational needs of the community, with Delhi High School being the local high school. Delhi is located near major highways, making it easily accessible to neighboring cities and attractions. Delhi is known for its small-town charm and friendly atmosphere. The city has a strong sense of community, with events like the annual Delhi Harvest Festival bringing residents together.