About Ballico

Ballico is a small town with a population of 400 in Merced County located 9 miles northwest of Atwater. Ballico is located in the northern part of Merced County, just north of where the Santa Fe railroad crosses the Merced River. Delhi is to the west, Denair to the northwest, and Cressey is across the river to the southeast.

The name is a portmanteau of Ballintine Company, owner of the ranch on which the town was built. The town is a part of the Ballico-Cressey Elementary School District.