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Welcome to Fresno ...

The city of Fresno is located in Fresno County and is the County Seat for Fresno County.

When the people of Fresno refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Fresnan<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Fresno has a population of 527,438 people<2> (see below for details).

Fresno was established in 1872 and was incorporated October 12, 1885.

The community of Fresno is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Fresno: (559)

The ZIP codes for Fresno: 93650, 93701-93712, 93714-93718, 93720-93722, 93724-93729, 93740-93741, 93744-93745, 93747, 93750, 93755, 93760-93762, 93764-93765, 93771-93780, 93784, 93786, 93790-93794, 93844, 93888<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fresno had a population of 494,665 people (or 53.16% of the total population of Fresno County). This makes Fresno the county's most populous community.

The population of Fresno represents 1.33% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 494,665 people, the population of Fresno increased 15.67% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 427,652 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Fresno had an population of 527,438 people. This is an increase of 6.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.33% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Fresno ...

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 you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2017
Calwa   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Fowler   [Map]   6,495   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gordon   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Highway City   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kerman   [Map]   14,932   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lone Star   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Fresno ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Fresno - they are located in Arkansas (2), Montana, Nevada, Ohio and Texas (2).

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

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 Fresno. 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 Fresno. 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 Fresno. Our list includes 55 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fresno:

Websites for Fresno ...

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Chamber of Commerce:
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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fresno ...

Looking for more information about Fresno? 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 Fresno, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fresno.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Fresno refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Fresno may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fresno.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fresno - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 Fresno). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fresno or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Fresno includes: 93650, 93701, 93702, 93703, 93704, 93705, 93706, 93707, 93708, 93709, 93710, 93711, 93714, 93715, 93716, 93717, 93720, 93721, 93724, 93725, 93726, 93727, 93728, 93740, 93744, 93747, 93750, 93755, 93760, 93761, 93764, 93771, 93772, 93773, 93774, 93775, 93776, 93777, 93778, 93779, 93784, 93786, 93790, 93791, 93792, 93793, 93844 & 93888.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Fresno. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fresno) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fresno. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fresno

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fresno. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7869, Longitude: -119.7634     [Map].

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