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

The community of Fresno is the Seat for Fresno County.

Fresno County was founded in 1856. Fresno was created by taking area from Mariposa, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Fresno had a population of 915,267 people. This is an increase of 14.49% since the last Census (which gave a population of 799,407 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Fresno represented 2.36% of the total population of California, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010930,450+16.39%+1.66% since 2009
2009915,267+14.49%+1.34% since 2008
2008903,133+12.98%+1.49% since 2007
2007889,888+11.32% 
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2000799,407The Last Census

More information can be found on the Fresno County Census Page for Fresno County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Fresno County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Fresno County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Fresno   479,918427,65212.22% increase  
Clovis   93,24668,46836.19% increase  
Sanger   25,50618,93134.73% increase  
Reedley   23,62020,75613.8% increase  
Selma   22,84619,44417.5% increase  

Websites for Fresno County

Official Website:   www.co.fresno.ca.us/portal/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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