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Welcome to Fresno ...
When the people of Fresno refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Fresnan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Fresno has a population of 529,373 people<3> (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.<4>.
Time Zone: Fresno lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone 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<5>
Websites for Fresno ...
Official Website: www.fresno.gov/
Chamber of Commerce: www.fresnochamber.com/
Junior League: www.jlfresno.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fresno had an population of 529,373 people. This is an increase of 7.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.79% since the 2000 Census).
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 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).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Fresno.
Adding Fresno to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Fresno in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fresno was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fresno on our Genealogy Page.
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.
Communities near Fresno ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fresno.
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 Fresno. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fresno.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fresno.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fresno. Our list includes 55 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fresno.
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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Fresno: www.fresno.gov/
The official website for Fresno County: www.co.fresno.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Sep 2021