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"Raisin Capital"

Fresno is a city in Fresno County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Spanish for "ash tree."

The latitude of Fresno is 36.747N. The longitude is -119.771W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 308 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 451,455.


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Median household income
Local
$32,236
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fresno demographic reports
Fresno is in the San Joaquin Valley.
Moses Church developed an irrigation system, called "Church canals," which opened the area to agriculture.

Thousands of Japanese-Americans were held at the Fresno Fairgrounds during World War II.

Public transportation: Fresno Area Express (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3,505. The number of murders and homicides was 37. The violent crime rate was 7.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "The Puppet Masters"
Well-known residents have included:
· Sam Peckinpah, director
· Frank Chance, baseball player
· Tom Seaver, baseball player
· William Saroyan, writer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Big Fresno Fair - Oct. 3-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fresno web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Fresno Ballet, Fresno Grand Opera, Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon parks, Forestiere Underground Gardens, Blossom Trail
Fresno attractions: Chaffee Zoo, Shinzen Japanese Garden, Forestiere Underground Gardens
Sports teams: Grizzlies (minor league baseball), Falcons (ECHL)
Historic sites and museums: Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Meux Home, Kearney Mansion, African-American Museum, Discovery Center, Fresno Art Museum
Colleges and universities: Fresno Pacific University, California State University, Fresno City College, Alliant University - Fresno, Heald College, School of Business - Fresno, California Christian 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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 124

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fresno demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fresno County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fresno area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93702 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Fresno residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fresno ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fresno was $15,010, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Fresno residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fresno, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $449.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,023.


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Libraries in Fresno include Cedar Clinton Neighborhood Library, Central Library, Fig Garden Regional Library, Gillis Neighborhood Library, Ivy Center Neighborhood Library, Mosqueda Neighborhood Library, Politi Neighborhood Library, Sunnyside Neighborhood Library, Talking Book Library for the Blind ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Fresno include Fresno Bee

TV stations in Fresno include K02OH, K12OZ, KAIL, KFSN, KGPE, KSEE, KVPT.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KVPR.

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

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Fresno restaurants taking online reservations include Campagnia, Chef's Table, Slates Restaurant ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Fresno workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 138 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fresno between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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