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The City of Coalinga had a population of 17,749 as of July 1, 2016. Coalinga ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Coalinga is located at latitude 36.1331 and longitude -120.339 in Fresno County. The formal boundaries for the City of Coalinga (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Fresno County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 673 feet.

The City of Coalinga (GNIS ID: 2409495) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Coalinga is located within Coalinga CCD of Fresno County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Coalinga population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Coalinga: Coaling Station, Coalinga Station, Coalingo.

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Coalinga, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,749
Population in Households 11,480
Population in Familes 9,794
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,269
Population Density1 2,659
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 3,775
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 2,782
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 4,396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,854 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,921 (43.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 621 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $171,624
Average Home Value $217,485


Median Household Income $49,379
Average Household Income $65,044
Per Capita Income $15,578
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% 0.29%
Households -0.51% 0.33%
Families -0.57% 0.32%
Median Household Income   -0.01%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Coalinga, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coalinga to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 371 76th
Population Density1 # 514 66th
Diversity Index2 # 215 86th
Median Household Income # 937 38th
Per Capita Income # 1331 12th

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