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Hanford, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hanford had a population of 56,086 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Hanford, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 56,086
Daytime Population: Workers 24,517
Daytime Population: Residents 32,476
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 56,993
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 55,426
Population in Familes 47,773
Population in Group Qrtrs 660
Population Density2 3,338
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $55,509
Average Household Income $74,719
Per Capita Income $24,772


Total Housing Units 19,095 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,430 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,740 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 925 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $232,781
Average Home Value $271,841


Total Households 18,170
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 13,635
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.53%
Households 0.49% 0.52%
Families 0.49% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

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, 2017 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 # 168 89th
Population Density # 410 73rd
Diversity Index # 296 80th
Median Household Income # 775 49th
Per Capita Income # 961 37th

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