Fresno County, CA

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Population

994,400

0.52% growth

Median Age

32.5


Median Household Income

$52,629

1.6% growth

Poverty Rate

25.4%


Number of Employees

414,515

0.726% growth

Median Property Value

$274,400

10.3% growth

About

In 2018, Fresno County, CA had a population of 994k people with a median age of 32.5 and a median household income of $52,629. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Fresno County, CA grew from 989,255 to 994,400, a 0.52% increase and its median household income grew from $51,800 to $52,629, a 1.6% increase.

The population of Fresno County, CA is 53.5% Hispanic or Latino, 28.9% White Alone, and 10.2% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Fresno County, CA speak a non-English language, and 87.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fresno County, CA are California State University-Fresno (5,354 degrees awarded in 2017), Fresno City College (1,872 degrees), and Fresno Pacific University (1,228 degrees).

The median property value in Fresno County, CA is $274,400, and the homeownership rate is 51.2%. Most people in Fresno County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Fresno County, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Fresno County, CA employs 415k people. The largest industries in Fresno County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (60,191 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (45,488 people), and Retail Trade (44,814 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($95,030), Utilities ($91,113), and Public Administration ($51,737).

Median household income in Fresno County, CA is $52,629. Males in Fresno County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,298. The income inequality in Fresno County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,629

2018 value

± $2,017

1.6%

1 Year Growth

± 5.13%

Households in Fresno County, CA have a median annual income of $52,629, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,800 in 2017, which represents a 1.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,575

Average Male Salary

± $755

$62,298

Average Female Salary

± $633

In 2018, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $73,860 ± $1,174

  2. White

    $65,115 ± $611

  3. Two or More Races

    $54,912 ± $1,843

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fresno County, CA is from California.

0.499

2018 Wage GINI

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in California was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.324% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 55.24

  2. Census Tract 55.20

  3. Census Tract 43.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fresno County, CA was Census Tract 55.24 with a value of $131,336, followed by Census Tract 55.20 and Census Tract 43.01, with respective values of $130,795 and $126,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Fresno County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fresno County, CA (243k out of 956k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    161,971 ± 2,671

  2. White

    136,878 ± 2,795

  3. Other

    51,762 ± 1,793

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fresno County, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

415k

2018 Value

± 11,421

0.726%

1 Year growth

± 3.87%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fresno County, CA grew at a rate of 0.726%, from 412k employees to 415k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fresno County, CA, are Sales & Related Occupations (41,360 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (40,365 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (34,560 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fresno County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fresno County, CA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (41,360 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (40,365 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (34,560 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fresno County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13.5 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.71 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fresno County, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,681), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,188), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($79,549).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

415k

2018 Value

± 11,421

0.726%

1 Year growth

± 3.87%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fresno County, CA grew at a rate of 0.726%, from 412k employees to 415k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fresno County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (60,191 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (45,488 people), and Retail Trade (44,814 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fresno County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Fresno County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Fresno County, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (60,191 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (45,488 people), and Retail Trade (44,814 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fresno County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.87 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.44 times), and Public Administration (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fresno County, CA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($95,030), Utilities ($91,113), and Public Administration ($51,737).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.3% of the population of Fresno County, CA has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 34.8% on Medicaid, 8.04% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Fresno County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Fresno County, CA see 1533 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.06% increase from the previous year (1502 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1687 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 341 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,533 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Fresno County, CA see an average of 1,533 patients per year. This represents a 2.06% increase from the previous year (1,502 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fresno County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.65%

Uninsured

37.1%

Employer Coverage

34.8%

Medicaid

8.04%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

1.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fresno County, CA declined by 10.3% from 8.53% to 7.65%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fresno County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Fresno County, CA is home to a population of 994k people, from which 87.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.7% of Fresno County, CA residents were born outside of the country (204k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fresno County, CA is composed of 532k Hispanic or Latino residents (53.5%), 288k White Alone residents (28.9%), 101k Asian Alone residents (10.2%), 42.1k Black or African American Alone residents (4.23%), 23.5k Two or More Races residents (2.37%), 5.64k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.567%), 1.78k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.178%), and 1.18k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.119%).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Fresno County, CA was 32.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Fresno County, CA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Fresno County, CA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

204k people

21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

206k people

As of 2017, 20.7% of Fresno County, CA residents (204k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fresno County, CA was 21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,032,642 ± 46,722 people

  2. Philippines

    840,765 ± 22,271 people

  3. China

    696,409 ± 20,307 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,032,642 California residents, followed by Philippines with 840,765 and China with 696,409.

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Citizenship

87.8%

2018 Citizenship

87.8%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 87.8% of Fresno County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Fresno County, CA was 87.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    532k ± 16.3k

  2. White Alone

    288k ± 791

  3. Asian Alone

    101k ± 2.33k

In 2018, there were 1.85 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (532k people) in Fresno County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 288k White Alone and 101k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Fresno County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    11,689 ± 1,254

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,053 ± 1,596

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,491 ± 929

Fresno County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Fresno County, CA awarded 12,912 degrees. The student population of Fresno County, CA is skewed towards women, with 31,768 male students and 46,166 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fresno County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (6,363 and 50.7%), followed by White (3,442 and 27.4%), Asian (1,293 and 10.3%), and Black or African American (524 and 4.17%).

The largest universities in Fresno County, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-Fresno (5,354 and 41.5%), Fresno City College (1,872 and 14.5%), and Fresno Pacific University (1,228 and 9.51%).

The most popular majors in Fresno County, CA are General Business Administration & Management (1,266 and 9.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (772 and 5.98%), and General Psychology (607 and 4.7%).

The median tuition costs in Fresno County, CA are $19,319 for private four year colleges, and $5,742 and $17,622 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 395 degrees awarded

  2. 336 degrees awarded

  3. 778 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fresno County, CA was Criminology with 395 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Fresno County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,354 degrees awarded

  2. 1,872 degrees awarded

  3. 1,228 degrees awarded

$5,742

Median In-State Public

$19,319

Median Private

In 2017, the Fresno County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State University-Fresno with 5,354 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,578

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,334

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,578 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fresno County, CA, which is 0.549 times less than the 8,334 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Fresno County, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    6,363 degrees awarded

  2. White

    3,442 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,293 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fresno County, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 6,363 degrees mean that there were 1.85 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3,442 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fresno County, CA was $274,400 in 2018, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $248,700 to $274,400, a 10.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Fresno County, CA is 51.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fresno County, CA have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fresno County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$274,400

2018 Median

± $5,812

$248,700

2017 Median

± $6,620

In 2018, the median property value in Fresno County, CA grew to to $274,400 from the previous year's value of $248,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fresno County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fresno County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$52,629

Median Household Income

± $2,017

310k

Number of Households

± 8,856

In 2018, the median household income of the 310k households in Fresno County, CA grew to $52,629 from the previous year's value of $51,800.

The following chart displays the households in Fresno County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fresno County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fresno County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51.2%

2018 Homeownership

53.4%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 51.2% of the housing units in Fresno County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fresno County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fresno County, CA have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.11% of the workforce in Fresno County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79%

  2. Carpooled

    12.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.99%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Fresno County, CA was Drove Alone (79%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.4%) and those who Worked At Home (3.99%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fresno County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fresno County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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