Fresno city, California

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Fresno city, California

Fresno city, California
Incorporated:October 12, 1885
- Total:494.665 (2010)
- Density:4.416,7/sq mi (1.705,7/sq km)
Area code(s):559
Time zone:PST (UTC−8)
Summer Time zone:PDT (UTC−7)
- Total:113 sq mi (291 sq km)
- Land:112 sq mi (290 sq km)
- Water:1 sq mi (1 sq km)
- % water:0,34 %

Quick information summary of the Fresno city area.

Fresno city is located in the state of California. It occupies the area of 113 square miles. 1 square miles are water areas and 112 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Fresno city lies at +36.7826736, -119.7944920 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 494.665 living in the Fresno city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (49.59%), Some Other Race (22.64%) and Asian (12.64%). Median age is 28 for the males and 30 for the females.

Fresno is a city in San Joaquin Valley in Central California. With a population of 510,365 it is the fifth-largest city in California, the largest inland city in the state and the 34th largest city in the USA.

The city got its name after the Spanish word for ash tree, whose leaf is featured on the flag of the city of Fresno.

Residents of Fresno are called Fresbians. The city lies in the Pacific Standard Time Zone (UTC-8).

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Statistical data for the Fresno city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

White alone
245,30649.59 %
Black or African American alone
40,9608.28 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
8,5251.72 %
Asian alone
62,52812.64 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
8490.17 %
Some Other Race alone
111,98422.64 %
Two or More races
24,5134.96 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Fresno city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Fresno city part within the Subdivision
Fresno County 930.450- Fresno city part494.665
Caruthers-Raisin City CCD 10.093- Fresno city part4
Fresno CCD 664.000- Fresno city part494.661

Profile of the Fresno city

History of Fresno

San Joaquin Valley was originally inhabited by the Yokut people. The first explorers in the area were the Spanish, who named it after many white ash trees that grew along the San Joaquin River. They, however, did not settle the area of present-day Fresno, which remained undeveloped until the late 19th century. The main problem with this area was the hostility of the native Indian tribes. Unlike many other California cities, Fresno did not get its start during the Gold Rush. Gold prospectors generally just passed through the area on their way to the Sierras and did not build any settlements there. The County of Fresno was established in 1856 and after the Gold Rush the area where Fresno will later be built was mainly used for cattle grazing.

The first permanent settlement was established in 1860 by a Dutch immigrant and several others. Initially, this was hardly an actual town; it was rather just a cluster of houses. It was only in 1872, when the Central Pacific Railroad passed through the Valley, that the plan for the town was laid out. It was initially called Fresno Station, after the county. At the time, the seat of Fresno County was Millerton, which did not have access to the railroad. The residents of Millerton then voted to transfer the county seat to Fresno Station and the entire town’s population also moved there. The town was initially desolate, rough, with barren countryside. However the residents pulled together, introduced irrigation systems and started growing grapes and Fresno started its first real period of development.

In 1885 Fresno was incorporated as a city and its population grew with the influx of European immigrants, especially Italians, Swiss and French. These immigrants brought their own winemaking traditions; however, the white grapes cultivated in and around Fresno were not good for wine. Instead, the area started producing raisins and soon became one of the largest markets for this product. Another significant product was figs.

By the beginning of the 20th century the population in Fresno grew to 12,500 inhabitants and in the following decades its agriculture-based economy flourished. By the end of the World War II, Fresno became a major metropolitan area, with many ethnic neighborhoods such as Little Armenia, Little Italy, German Town and Chinatown.

Geography and Climate

Fresno is located very near the geographical center of California. Many large urban centers and recreation areas (Yosemite National Park, Sierra National Forest, Sequoia National Park) are located at a comfortable distance. The city sits at the junction of I-41 and I-99 which makes it the gateway to many of those places, especially for visitors from Los Angeles.

Fresno occupies an area of 112.3 square miles, of which only 0.3% is water. It has a semi-arid climate, with Mediterranean characteristics. Winters are usually mild and wet and summers are hot and dry.

Neighborhoods of Fresno

The city has many neighborhoods and the most well-known ones include Downtown (with its famous, although non demolished Vagabond Hotel, the historic Fulton Mall and the Chinatown), Sunnyside, Old Fig Garden, Tower District (with the historic Tower Theatre, with a vibrant and active indie, punk, goth and heavy metal community and also a large LGBT community), Huntington Boulevard, Van Ness Extension, West Side, Woodward Park and Sierra Sky Park (one of the first residential airport communities in the nation).


In 2010, Fresno had a population of 494,665, of which Hispanics or Latinos made up for 46.9%, 32.7% were non-Hispanic Whites, 12.6% Asian, 8.3% African American or Black, 1.7% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 22.6% some other race and 5.0% two or more races.

Ever since it was first founded, Fresno has had a sizeable Armenian population the first immigrants came in the late 1880s and then a large wave of immigration followed after the Armenian Genocide. The last major wave of Armenian immigrants came from Germany during and after the World War II. The famous Armenian American author William Saroyan, whose many works are centered around Armenian communities in California, was born and died in Fresno.


Fresno County is one of the leading agricultural counties in the United States. Fresno and other places in the county are major producers of nuts, grains, rice, melons and various vegetables. Of course, the city has other large economic sectors on which it relies, especially trade, commerce and finance.

One of the largest companies with headquarters in Fresno is Sony Music Distribution/Sony Computer Entertainment.

The largest employers in the city are Community Medical Centers, City of Fresno, Kaiser Permanente, Saint Agnes Medical Center, Quinn CAT, Foster Farms, AT&T, Cargill Meat Solutions, Zacky Farms and Aetna.

Culture and Attractions

Fresno is home of the Artists’ Repertory Theatre, Fresno Grand Opera and Fresno Philharmonic. It has a number of historic theatres, most notably the Tower Theatre, Warnors Theatre, Saroyan Theatre and Azteca Theater.

Some of the most popular destinations and attractions in the city include Discovery Center, Forestiere Underground Gardens, African-American Museum of the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo and Kearney Mansion Museum.

Major annual events in Fresno include Cinco de Mayo at Fulton Mall, Big Fresno Fair, Art Hop, Christmas Tree Lane, Fresno Film Festival, Greek Fest and others.

Education in Fresno

Top institutions of higher education in Fresno include Fresno City College, California State University in Fresno, Fresno Pacific University, DeVry University, Heald College, San Joaquin Valley College, California Christian College, Alliant International University and University of Phoenix, Central Valley Campus.


Fresno is the largest city in the USA without a direct link to an interstate highway. The primary airport is Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Amtrak provides passenger rail service (San Joaquins train) and public transit is provided by Fresno Area Express. Greyhound and Orange Belt Stages provide intercity bus service.

Statistical data for the Fresno city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

White alone
245,30649.59 %
Black or African American alone
40,9608.28 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
8,5251.72 %
Asian alone
62,52812.64 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
8490.17 %
Some Other Race alone
111,98422.64 %
Two or More races
24,5134.96 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Not Hispanic or Latino
262,61053.09 %
Hispanic or Latino
232,05546.91 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Not Hispanic or Latino
262,61053.09 %
White alone
148,59856.59 %
Black or African American alone
37,88514.43 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3,1271.19 %
Asian alone
60,93923.21 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
6630.25 %
Some Other Race alone
9840.37 %
Two or More races
10,4143.97 %
Hispanic or Latino
232,05546.91 %
White alone
96,70841.67 %
Black or African American alone
3,0751.33 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
5,3982.33 %
Asian alone
1,5890.68 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1860.08 %
Some Other Race alone
111,00047.83 %
Two or More races
14,0996.08 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes

Household Type

Family households
111,52970.43 %
Husband-wife family
69,28462.12 %
Other family
42,24537.88 %
Male householder, no wife present
11,69827.69 %
Female householder, no husband present
30,54772.31 %
Nonfamily households
46,82029.57 %
Householder living alone
35,06474.89 %
Householder not living alone
11,75625.11 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Fresno city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Fresno city center coordinates

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Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Fresno city center


  • Fresno Museum of Natural History [3.62 mi] [5.82 km]
  • Fresno Fine Arts Center [1.4 mi] [2.25 km]
  • Fresno City Fire Department Station 9 [1.42 mi] [2.28 km]
  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport Public Safety [3.77 mi] [6.07 km]
  • Fresno City Fire Department Station 5 [0.74 mi] [1.19 km]
  • California Highway Patrol Air Operations [3.75 mi] [6.03 km]
  • Haig Berberian Hall [1.18 mi] [1.89 km]


  • East Branch Victoria Canal [3.11 mi] [5 km]


  • Mayfair Census Designated Place [2.06 mi] [3.31 km]
  • Fresno Division [1.79 mi] [2.87 km]


  • Church of Christ Sierra Vista [3.13 mi] [5.03 km]
  • Christian Life Assembly Church [3.41 mi] [5.48 km]
  • Our Saviours Lutheran Church [1.57 mi] [2.52 km]
  • First Congregational Church [1.04 mi] [1.68 km]
  • Saint George Greek Orthodox Church [1.36 mi] [2.19 km]
  • Harvard Terrace Baptist Church [2.39 mi] [3.85 km]
  • Zion Congregational Church [3.14 mi] [5.06 km]
  • Fresno Christian Growth Center [3.6 mi] [5.79 km]
  • Central Seventh Day Adventist Church [1.33 mi] [2.13 km]
  • Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church [2.38 mi] [3.83 km]
  • Calvary Presbyterian Church [1.32 mi] [2.13 km]
  • Cornelia Southern Baptist Church [1.63 mi] [2.62 km]
  • Church of God of Prophecy [3.72 mi] [5.99 km]
  • First Church of Religious Science [1.59 mi] [2.57 km]
  • Community Baptist Church [3.28 mi] [5.28 km]
  • Saint Pauls United Methodist Church [0.89 mi] [1.43 km]
  • Fresno Church of the Brethren [2.03 mi] [3.27 km]
  • Chinese Baptist Mission [2.32 mi] [3.74 km]
  • Fresno Cambodian Buddhist Society [3.32 mi] [5.34 km]
  • East Princeton Baptist Church [3.3 mi] [5.3 km]
  • First Covenant Church [1.28 mi] [2.06 km]
  • Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church [1.81 mi] [2.91 km]
  • Our Lady of Victory Parish Center [2.04 mi] [3.28 km]
  • Fresno Christian Reformed Church [1.99 mi] [3.2 km]
  • Plymouth Congregational Church [0.93 mi] [1.5 km]
  • United Christian Church [1.62 mi] [2.6 km]
  • Presbyterian Refuge Resettlement Ministries [0.21 mi] [0.33 km]
  • Belmont Christian Church [1.5 mi] [2.41 km]
  • Saint Lukes United Methodist Church [0.83 mi] [1.33 km]
  • Saint Peter the Apostle Serbian Orthodox Church [1.27 mi] [2.05 km]
  • Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [1.73 mi] [2.79 km]
  • Trinity Church of the Nazarene [2.18 mi] [3.51 km]
  • Millbrook Presbyterian Church [1.73 mi] [2.79 km]
  • Pilgrim Armenian Congregational Church [1.15 mi] [1.85 km]
  • Calvary Worship Center [2.19 mi] [3.52 km]
  • Fellowship Alliance Church [2.19 mi] [3.52 km]
  • North Fresno Assembly of God Church [2.65 mi] [4.26 km]
  • Saint Paul Armenian Church [1.19 mi] [1.92 km]
  • Sikh Association of Fresno [0.83 mi] [1.33 km]
  • Faith Chapel [1.53 mi] [2.46 km]
  • Bethesda Apostolic Church [1.84 mi] [2.97 km]
  • Fellowship Word Center [2.79 mi] [4.49 km]


  • City of Fresno [0.01 mi] [0.02 km]


  • Veterans Affairs Central California Health Care System [1.04 mi] [1.67 km]
  • Fresno Hospital [0.88 mi] [1.41 km]
  • Valley Hospital [1.7 mi] [2.73 km]
  • Hy-Pana Hospital [1.63 mi] [2.62 km]
  • Hillcrest Hospital [1.25 mi] [2.01 km]


  • Victoria Walk Shopping Center [3.73 mi] [6.01 km]
  • Cedar Heights Shopping Center [2.23 mi] [3.59 km]
  • Manchester Shopping Center [0.35 mi] [0.56 km]
  • Fresno Yard [2.96 mi] [4.76 km]
  • Manchester Mall North Shopping Center [0.37 mi] [0.6 km]


  • Reedy Park [3.66 mi] [5.89 km]
  • Euless Park [1.15 mi] [1.86 km]
  • Ratcliffe Stadium [1.06 mi] [1.71 km]
  • Funston Playground [2 mi] [3.21 km]
  • Radio Park [1.35 mi] [2.18 km]
  • Manchester Park [0.76 mi] [1.23 km]
  • Einstein Park [1.61 mi] [2.59 km]
  • Quigley Playground [1.47 mi] [2.37 km]


  • California Christian College [3.59 mi] [5.78 km]
  • Fremont Elementary School [1.87 mi] [3.01 km]
  • Fresno High School [1.19 mi] [1.91 km]
  • Fresno City College [1.03 mi] [1.65 km]
  • Norseman Elementary School [2.96 mi] [4.76 km]
  • State Center Community College District Office [0.95 mi] [1.54 km]
  • Dewolf Continuation High School [0.98 mi] [1.58 km]
  • Ericson Elementary School [3.24 mi] [5.22 km]
  • Phillips Junior College Fresno Campus [3.89 mi] [6.26 km]
  • Sacred Heart School [2.44 mi] [3.93 km]
  • Fresno Adult School [1.18 mi] [1.9 km]
  • San Joaquin Valley College - Fresno Aviation [3.87 mi] [6.23 km]
  • Homan Elementary School [2.04 mi] [3.28 km]
  • Wishon Elementary School [1.95 mi] [3.14 km]
  • La Fayette School [0.51 mi] [0.83 km]
  • McLane High School [2.2 mi] [3.54 km]
  • Our Lady of Victory School [2.03 mi] [3.26 km]
  • Birney Elementary School [1.18 mi] [1.9 km]
  • Dailey Elementary School [0.97 mi] [1.56 km]
  • Scandinavian Middle School [3.01 mi] [4.85 km]
  • Addicott School [3.18 mi] [5.11 km]
  • Duncan Polytechnical High School [2.35 mi] [3.78 km]
  • Fresno Christian School [2.26 mi] [3.64 km]
  • Fort Miller Middle School [0.2 mi] [0.32 km]
  • Roeding Elementary School [1.71 mi] [2.76 km]
  • Saint James Cathedral School [2.17 mi] [3.49 km]
  • Manchester Gate Elementary School [0.72 mi] [1.16 km]


  • Dry Creek [1.58 mi] [2.54 km]


  • KYNO-AM (Fresno) [2.55 mi] [4.11 km]

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City Alias ZIP Codes
FresnoAetna Life And Casualty93765
FresnoCa State University Fresno93740
FresnoCalwa93745, 93725
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FresnoFresno Bee93786
FresnoFresno City College93741
FresnoFresno City Utilities93764
FresnoFresno Cnty Social Svc Dept93750
FresnoFresno State University93740
FresnoFresno Superior Court93724
FresnoIrs Service Center93844, 93888
FresnoPacific Gas And Electric93760
FresnoUnited Faith Found93761

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