Fresno County, CA

979,915 Population
5,958.8 square miles 164.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.5%
was 2.5%
Ranked 10th Highest in CA
Population Density
164.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
56.0%
was 54.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
21.6%
was 21.5%
Ranked 20th Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
28.6%
was 28.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
11.8%
was 11.5%
Ranked 34th Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
8.7
was 10.2
Ranked 35th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
25.6%
was 25.3%
Ranked 40th Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$45,963
was $46,949
Ranked 31st Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.1
47.1
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
1,672
Ranked 39th Highest in CA
Patents per 100,000
8
Ranked 38th Highest in CA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.8
was 1.2
Ranked 24th Highest in CA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
99
was 88.9
Ranked 34th Highest in CA
Property Crimes per 100,000
391.9
was 440.9
Ranked 35th Highest in CA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
327,812
was 326,015
Ranked 11th Highest in CA
Median Rent
$930
was $897
Ranked 32nd Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
2,772
was 1,844
 
Occupied Housing Units
303,216
was 304,209
 
Homeownership Rate
52.9%
was 52.1%
Ranked 30th Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
2,350
was 1,511
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
55.0
was 54.7
Ranked 25th Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
14.7%
was 13.0%
Ranked 24th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
422
was 333
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.2
was 3.1
Ranked 8th Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
8.6
was 5.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.9
was 1.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.1%
was 97.5%
Ranked 26th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.3%
Ranked 33rd Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.7%
was 98.9%
Ranked 33rd Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
74.7%
was 74.4%
Ranked 33rd Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
20.2%
was 19.2%
Ranked 28th Highest in CA

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