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Coalinga is a city in Fresno County, in the Fresno metro area.

So named because it was "coaling station A" on the Southern Pacific Railroad

The latitude of Coalinga is 36.139N. The longitude is -120.359W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,668.


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Median household income
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$38,133
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Coalinga demographic reports
Coalinga is at the edge of the Coast Range Mountains
Former and merged names include:
· Coaling Station
Once a center of oil production

Townspeople rebuilt after a 1983 earthquake destroyed the business district and knocked houses off their foundations

Coalinga received national attention for 1973 hiring of Kay Halloway as the first female police chief in the United States
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: R.C. Baker Memorial Museum
Colleges and universities: West Hills College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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7% of Coalinga residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Coalinga ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Coalinga was $14,425, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Coalinga residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Coalinga, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $396.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $920.


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Libraries in Coalinga include Coalinga -- Huron USD Library District ... View libraries

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Fresno County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Coalinga political report.

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The average commute time for Coalinga workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Coalinga between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Coalinga include Best Western Big Country Inn, Motel 6, Travelodge.

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