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Welcome to Avenal ...

The city of Avenal is located in Kings County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Avenal has a population of 12,466 people<1> (see below for details).

Avenal was incorporated September 11, 1979.

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

The community of Avenal is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<2>.

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<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Avenal had a population of 15,505 people (or 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 (that had a count of 14,674 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Avenal had an population of 12,466 people. This is a decrease of 19.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.05% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Avenal ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2016
Cholame   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Coalinga   [Map]   16,598   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Huron   [Map]   6,941   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kettleman City   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Millham City - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Parkfield Junction   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Avenal. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Avenal. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Avenal, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Avenal.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Avenal. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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

The official website for Kings County: www.countyofkings.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Avenal.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avenal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Avenal. 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Avenal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avenal. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0032, Longitude: -120.1313     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Avenal.