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Avenal, California - Basic Facts

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The City of Avenal had a population of 14,221 as of July 1, 2016. Avenal 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 Avenal is located at latitude 36.0312 and longitude -120.116 in Kings County. The formal boundaries for the City of Avenal (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kings County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 807 feet.

The City of Avenal (GNIS ID: 2409764) 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 Avenal is located within Avenal CCD of Kings County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Avenal 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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Avenal, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,221
Population in Households 9,152
Population in Familes 8,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,069
Population Density1 732
Diversity Index2 90


Total Households 2,242
Average Household Size 4.08
Family Households 1,893
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 986 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,256 (51.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $132,968
Average Home Value $153,706


Median Household Income $31,908
Average Household Income $41,955
Per Capita Income $7,802
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.37% 0.06%
Households 0.14% 0.11%
Families 0.14% 0.09%
Median Household Income   -0.37%
Per Capita Income   0.44%
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.

Avenal, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avenal 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 # 417 73rd
Population Density1 # 846 44th
Diversity Index2 # 30 98th
Median Household Income # 1405 7th
Per Capita Income # 1503 1st

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