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Hanford, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hanford had a population of 55,350 as of July 1, 2016. Hanford 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 Hanford is located at latitude 36.326 and longitude -119.6539 in Kings County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hanford (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kings County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 249 feet.

The City of Hanford (GNIS ID: 2410696) 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 Hanford is located within Hanford CCD of Kings County.

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


Total Population 55,350
Population in Households 54,686
Population in Familes 47,132
Population in Group Qrtrs 664
Population Density1 3,294
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 17,876
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 13,411
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 18,852 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,253 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,623 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 976 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $215,692
Average Home Value $246,511


Median Household Income $54,000
Average Household Income $71,123
Per Capita Income $23,556
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.3%
Households 0.31% 0.25%
Families 0.3% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Hanford, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hanford 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 # 167 89th
Population Density1 # 409 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 295 81st
Median Household Income # 784 48th
Per Capita Income # 972 36th

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