Planada (formerly, Geneva and Whitton) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Merced County, California, United States. Planada is located 9 miles (14 km) east of Merced, at an elevation of 226 feet (69 m). The population was 4,584 at the 2010 census, up from 4,369 at the 2000 census.
Planada is located at 37°17′N 120°19′W / 37.283°N 120.317°W / 37.283; -120.317.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.