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Hanford is a city in Kings County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after James Hanford, treasurer of Central Pacific Railway

The latitude of Hanford is 36.327N. The longitude is -119.644W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 249 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 45,368.


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Median household income
Local
$37,582
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hanford demographic reports
Seven people died when settlers and railroad agents clashed here in 1880
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 162. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Setting for Frank Norris's novel, "The Octopus"
Well-known residents have included:
· Steve Perry, singer with the rock group Journey
· Jan-Michael Vincent, actor
· James Rainwater, Nobel prize winner in physics
· Pete Verhoven, basketball player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Kings Fair - July 12-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hanford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Hanford Carnegie Museum, Hanford Taoist Temple & Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 90

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Hanford residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hanford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hanford was $17,504, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Hanford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hanford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $457.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,023.


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Libraries in Hanford include Hanford Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hanford include Hanford Sentinel

TV stations in Hanford include KFTV.

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Hanford workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hanford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hanford, CA

Pros: Purple Potato Restaurant, Kings Muffler, Salmon's furniture, Cold Stone Ice Cream, Bowling

Cons: Tractors on the road, unfriendly police officers, hot weather in the summer

This is a good place to A good place to eat is Purple Potato
A good place for ice cream is Stone Cold
A good place to take your race car is Kings Muffler
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