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Avenal, California - Basic Facts

Avenal is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Avenal.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Kings County at latitude 36.0041 and longitude -120.129. Kings County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 807 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Avenal (see map) encompass a land area of 19.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Avenal, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 14,956
Population in Households 9,211
Population in Familes 8,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,745
Population Density1 770
Diversity Index2 91


Total Households 2,252
Average Household Size 4.09
Family Households 1,900
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,462 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 982 (39.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,270 (51.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $112,024
Average Home Value $151,427


Median Household Income $35,491
Average Household Income $43,835
Per Capita Income $13,302
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.84% 0.26%
Households 0.32% 0.42%
Families 0.3% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   3.4%
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 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 399 74th
Population Density1 # 835 45th
Diversity Index2 # 30 98th
Median Household Income # 1289 15th
Per Capita Income # 1372 10th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.