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Fresno Facts

The population of Fresno County is now over 879,800.
• The population of City of Fresno = 420,000; City of Clovis = 70,000.

• Fresno is the Spanish name for Ash Tree.
• Center of the state location.
• Fresno ranked 89 out of 200 in Forbes’ 2000 “Best Places” List, was awarded an All-America City Award for 2000.
• Fresno County is one of the largest, fastest growing, and most diverse counties in California (2000 Census)
• In Fresno County, 3 out of 5 people are either Hispanic or members of a minority race, such as African American, Asian, American Indian, or Pacific Islander.
• Fresno County is the 3rd most diverse county in California, behind Los Angeles and Alameda Counties.
• 1 1/2 hour drive to three National Parks: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon.
• Unlike the rest of CA, Fresno County is one of the most seismically stable areas of the West Coast.
• Fresno Median income = $40,000 (2000)
• The nation's largest parcel carriers – UPS, FedEx, and DHL – operate out of Fresno Yosemite International Airport