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Fresno, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fresno is the 5th largest city in California with a population of 520,772 as of July 1, 2016. Fresno ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Fresno is located at latitude 36.7836 and longitude -119.7934 in Fresno County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fresno (see map below) encompass a land area of 113.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Fresno County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 308 feet.

The City of Fresno (GNIS ID: 2410546) 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 Fresno is located within Fresno CCD of Fresno County.

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

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


Total Population 520,772
Population in Households 511,999
Population in Familes 425,922
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,773
Population Density1 4,600
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 164,662
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 116,380
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 179,825 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79,348 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 85,314 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,163 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $221,787
Average Home Value $272,944


Median Household Income $43,865
Average Household Income $63,852
Per Capita Income $20,587
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.85%
Households 0.57% 0.71%
Families 0.63% 0.72%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.

Fresno, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fresno 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 # 5 100th
Population Density1 # 268 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 96 94th
Median Household Income # 1089 28th
Per Capita Income # 1106 27th

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