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Visalia is a city in Tulare County.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community name is a combination of the surname of founder Nathaniel Vice and the first name of his wife, Sallie

The latitude of Visalia is 36.330N. The longitude is -119.291W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 331 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 100,612.


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Median household income
Local
$41,349
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Visalia demographic reports
Visalia is in the San Joaquin Valley
Former and merged names include:
· Buena Vista
Public transportation: Visalia City Coach (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 789. The number of murders and homicides was 9. The violent crime rate was 8.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Robert B. Laughlin, winner of Nobel Prize in physics
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park
Sports teams: Oaks (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Central California Chinese Cultural Center, Tulare County Museum
Colleges and universities: College of the Sequoias, San Joaquin Valley College
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: 98

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Visalia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tulare County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Visalia-Tulare area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93277 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Visalia residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Visalia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Visalia was $18,422, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Visalia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $487.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,086.


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Libraries in Visalia include Visalia Branch Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Visalia include KFAZ-CA, KMPH, KNXT.

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

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The average commute time for Visalia workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 17 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Visalia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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