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Avenal, California
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Welcome to Avenal ...

The city of Avenal is located in Kings County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Avenal has a population of 13,485 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Avenal, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated September 11, 1979.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Avenal: A Spanish term, meaning an oat field or a field sown with oats.

Avenal is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Avenal lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Avenal lies within the (559) area code.

The ZIP code for Avenal: 93204<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Avenal had an population of 13,485 people. This is a decrease of 13.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Avenal had a population of 15,505 people (which is 10.14% of the total population of Kings County). This makes Avenal the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Avenal represents 0.04% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 320th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,505 people, the population of Avenal increased 5.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,674 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Avenal.

Communities Also Named Avenal ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Avenal: This one is located in Kings County and the other is located in San Luis Obispo County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Avenal.

Communities near Avenal ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Avenal.

  • Coalinga [Fresno County]
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    • Coalinga [Fresno County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Avenal
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,591 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalinga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coalinga<6>
  • Huron [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron
    • Huron [Fresno County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Avenal
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huron<6>
  • Millham City [Kings County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millham City
    • Millham City [Kings County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Avenal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millham City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kettleman City [Kings County]
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    • Parkfield [Monterey County]
    • Vanguard [Kings County]
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      • Vanguard [Kings County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Avenal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vanguard have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanguard
    • Parkfield Junction [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkfield Junction
      • Parkfield Junction [Fresno County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the west of Avenal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkfield Junction
    • Cholame [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Stratford [Kings County]
    • Kecks Corner [Kern County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kecks Corner
      • Kecks Corner [Kern County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the south of Avenal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kecks Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kecks Corner

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Avenal. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Avenal.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Avenal. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Avenal.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Avenal. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Avenal.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avenal ...

Looking for more information about Avenal? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Avenal, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Avenal.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Avenal. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Kings, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Avenal.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avenal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Avenal). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Avenal or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Avenal) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Avenal. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AvenalOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avenal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0032, Longitude: -120.1313    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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