Avenal, California

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Population in 2017: 12,440 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.2%
 
Males: 8,309  (66.8%)
Females: 4,131  (33.2%)
Median resident age:

31.9 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93204, 93239.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,079 (it was $29,710 in 2000)
Avenal:

$40,079
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $8,641 (it was $14,090 in 2000)

Avenal city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $157,126 (it was $69,600 in 2000)
Avenal:

$157,126
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $235,989; detached houses: $240,718; townhouses or other attached units: $367,324; in 2-unit structures: $690,548; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $296,033; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $114,148; mobile homes: $67,439; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $20,945

Median gross rent in 2017: $709.

March 2019 cost of living index in Avenal: 92.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 36.3%
(45.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 35.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.4% for other race residents, 92.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Avenal, CA (2017)
    • 10,89783.1%Hispanic
    • 1,41510.8%White alone
    • 6234.8%Black alone
    • 1461.1%Two or more races
    • 900.7%American Indian alone
    • 660.5%Asian alone
    • 110.08%Other race alone

Races in Avenal detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Avenal, California as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Avenal is 847 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Avenal by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
2
(12.1)
1
(6.4)
1
(6.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.6)
3
(23.2)
1
(8.3)
1
(8.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.9)
2
(11.6)
2
(11.3)
4
(22.9)
2
(12.1)
3
(19.1)
4
(25.5)
4
(27.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
5
(38.6)
8
(66.4)
2
(16.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(17.9)
2
(11.9)
8
(46.6)
8
(45.2)
7
(40.1)
8
(48.4)
8
(51.0)
5
(31.8)
6
(40.8)
7
(50.3)
4
(31.1)
3
(23.2)
5
(41.5)
1
(8.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
43
(256.1)
49
(292.0)
34
(198.0)
67
(378.3)
59
(338.1)
45
(272.3)
57
(363.4)
43
(273.8)
52
(353.5)
11
(79.1)
18
(140.0)
21
(162.3)
52
(431.4)
40
(331.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
66
(393.0)
50
(298.0)
44
(256.2)
71
(400.9)
133
(762.1)
63
(381.3)
92
(586.5)
54
(343.9)
63
(428.2)
53
(380.9)
58
(451.0)
86
(664.6)
62
(514.4)
43
(355.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
92
(547.9)
76
(452.9)
76
(442.5)
81
(457.3)
79
(452.7)
66
(399.4)
82
(522.7)
66
(420.3)
67
(455.4)
79
(567.8)
118
(917.6)
72
(556.4)
65
(539.2)
57
(471.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(47.6)
12
(71.5)
13
(75.7)
16
(90.3)
12
(68.8)
14
(84.7)
10
(63.7)
12
(76.4)
17
(115.6)
22
(158.1)
20
(155.5)
18
(139.1)
22
(182.5)
18
(149.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(17.9)
3
(17.9)
N/A7
(39.5)
5
(28.7)
10
(60.5)
2
(12.7)
1
(6.4)
2
(13.6)
1
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.7)
4
(33.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)109.8116.2104.6151.8186.4152.3183.1144.4162.192.9155.4196.6240.6154.2

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City-data.com crime index in Avenal, CA

Crime rate in Avenal detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 19 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: American (1.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 19.1 square miles.

Population density: 650 people per square mile   (low).

Avenal, California map

4,592 residents are foreign born (33.4% Latin America).

This city:

35.0%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,266 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Visalia, CA (49.9 miles , pop. 91,565).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fresno, CA (55.4 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (166.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Kettleman City, CA (3.0 miles ),
Huron, CA (3.5 miles ),
Coalinga, CA (3.9 miles ),
Stratford, CA (4.5 miles ),
Lemoore Station, CA (4.5 miles ),
Lemoore, CA (5.2 miles ),
Shandon, CA (5.4 miles ),
Armona, CA (5.5 miles )

Latitude: 36.03 N, Longitude: 120.12 W

Area code: 559

Distribution of median household income in Avenal, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Avenal, CA in 2017
Avenal satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

10.3%
California:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +4,859 (+49.5%).
Most common industries in Avenal, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (34.9%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Food (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (47.1%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.5%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Food (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.5%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Food (9.7%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (7.6%)
Most common occupations in Avenal, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (32.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.7%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (40.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (19.3%)
  • Cashiers (7.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)

Average climate in Avenal, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Avenal, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 106. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

106
U.S.:

74
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 59.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

59.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.3. This is worse than average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Avenal-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 826% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 94.9 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from Avenal center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 209.6 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 16.8 miles away from Avenal center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 118.4 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 239.7 miles away from Avenal center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kings County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Avenal topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Avenal:

  • COALINGA REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR DP/SNF (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; COALINGA, CA)
  • COALINGA DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY CARE, INC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; COALINGA, CA)

Airports located in Avenal:

Amtrak station near Avenal:

  • 10 miles: KETTLEMAN CITY (I-5 AT STATE HWY. 41) - Bus Station . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avenal:

  • West Hills College-Lemoore (about 25 miles; Lemoore, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,314)
  • San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (about 47 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 50 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 6,982)
  • Fresno Pacific University (about 54 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 3,083)
  • Fresno City College (about 55 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 12,994)
  • Reedley College (about 55 miles; Reedley, CA; FT enrollment: 8,144)
  • Heald College-Fresno (about 59 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,199)

Public high schools in Avenal:

Public elementary/middle schools in Avenal:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Avenal: Murray Fire Control Station (A), Avenal Landfill (B), Three P Plant (C), Kettleman Compressor Station (D), Eleven P Plant (E), Avenal City Hall (F), Avenal Branch Kings County Library (G), Eleven P Office (H), Avenal District Hospital Ambulance Service (I), Avenal State Prison Fire Department (J), Kings County Fire Department Station 12 Avenal (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Arroyo del Camino (A), Arroyo Larguito (B), Arroyo Esquinado (C), Arroyo Curvo (D), Arroyo Bifido (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Avenal: Floyd Rice Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Kings County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Avenal and their reported violations in the past:

AVENAL, CITY OF (Population served: 16,236, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2014)
  • 8 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

4.1 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

84.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

11.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
6,423 people in state prisons in 2010

People in group quarters in Avenal in 2000:

  • 5,959 people in state prisons
  • 590 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 152 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

For population 15 years and over in Avenal:

Marital status in Avenal, CA
  • Never married: 43.7%
  • Now married: 41.2%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 1.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Avenal:

  • High school or higher: 46.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 23.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

23.0
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Avenal
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Avenal, CA (based on Kings County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic66,1338
Evangelical Protestant10,01478
Other4,74211
Mainline Protestant3,58613
Black Protestant3202
None68,187-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 30
Kings County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Here:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 48
This county:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kings County:

6.4%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kings County:

26.2%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kings County:

21.4%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.2%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.4%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Avenal:

28.3
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.9%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.7%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Avenal:

24.9%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

55.7%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.1%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Avenal, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$91,136$78,1173$4,598
Other Government Administration 11$30,055$32,7870$0
Parks and Recreation 6$15,752$31,5040$0
Other and Unallocable 5$12,874$30,8980$0
Sewerage 5$25,858$62,0590$0
Water Supply 4$20,216$60,6480$0
Financial Administration 3$14,623$58,4920$0
Streets and Highways 2$7,655$45,9300$0
Totals for Government 50$218,169$52,3613$4,598

Avenal government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,278,000 ($102.73)
    Regular Highways: $879,000 ($70.66)
    Central Staff Services: $421,000 ($33.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $397,000 ($31.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000 ($2.09)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,498,000 ($200.80)
    Water Utilities: $1,654,000 ($132.96)
    General - Other: $1,232,000 ($99.04)
    Sewerage: $1,209,000 ($97.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $762,000 ($61.25)
    Central Staff Services: $561,000 ($45.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $489,000 ($39.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $472,000 ($37.94)
    Regular Highways: $395,000 ($31.75)
    Financial Administration: $284,000 ($22.83)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $277,000 ($22.27)
    Health - Other: $137,000 ($11.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $387,000 ($31.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $71,000 ($5.71)
    Police Protection: $67,000 ($5.39)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $34,000 ($2.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($2.01)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,623,000 ($210.85)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $221,000 ($17.77)

Avenal government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,431,000 ($115.03)
    Other: $734,000 ($59.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $664,000 ($53.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $123,000 ($9.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($1.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $846,000 ($68.01)
    Water Utilities: $276,000 ($22.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $610,000 ($49.04)
    Interest Earnings: $538,000 ($43.25)
    General Revenue - Other: $286,000 ($22.99)
    Fines and Forfeits: $30,000 ($2.41)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($0.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,536,000 ($203.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,915,000 ($153.94)
    Highways: $456,000 ($36.66)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($1.13)
  • Tax - Property: $2,918,000 ($234.57)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $645,000 ($51.85)
    Public Utilities Sales: $265,000 ($21.30)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $50,000 ($4.02)
    Other License: $33,000 ($2.65)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $8,000 ($0.64)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($0.40)

Avenal government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,085,000 ($1051.85)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,445,000 ($1000.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $640,000 ($51.45)

Avenal government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $914,000 ($73.47)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,882,000 ($955.14)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,157,000 ($93.01)

6.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,357 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
California average:

5.03%

0.26% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,599 average AGI)
Kings County:

0.26%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fresno County, CA  1.08% ($43,042 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.62% ($41,162)
from San Diego County, CA  0.35% ($43,929)


7.39% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,956 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
California average:

5.21%

0.26% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,952 average AGI)
Kings County:

0.26%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fresno County, CA  1.13% ($39,936 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.92% ($47,640)
to San Diego County, CA  0.39% ($43,109)
Businesses in Avenal, CA
NameCountNameCount
Circle K1True Value1
Cricket Wireless1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Avenal:

  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KOOR (790 AM; 10 kW; CLOVIS, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KIRV (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: GORE-OVERGAARD BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KMBX (700 AM; 10 kW; SOLEDAD, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Avenal:

  • K217EQ (91.3 FM; COALINGA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K203AQ (88.5 FM; HELM, ETC., CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KDKL (88.3 FM; COALINGA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZPO (103.3 FM; LINDSAY, CA; Owner: LINDSAY BROADCASTING)
  • KRKC-FM (102.1 FM; KING CITY, CA; Owner: KING CITY COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KBDH (91.7 FM; SAN ARDO, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KGZO (90.9 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • K206CC (89.1 FM; LOCKWOOD, CA; Owner: PRUNEDALE EDUC. F'DATION/CENTRAL CA)
  • KMAK (100.3 FM; ORANGE COVE, CA; Owner: RICHARD B. SMITH)
  • KSTT-FM (101.3 FM; LOS OSOS-BAYWOOD PAR, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSLY-FM (96.1 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKAL (99.7 FM; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KZOZ (93.3 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA-TEXAS, INC.)
  • KWSR (92.5 FM; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KKJG (98.1 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: AGM SAN LUIS OBISPO, L.P.)
  • KWOL (105.5 FM; SAN JOAQUIN, CA; Owner: MESOSPHERE BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Avenal fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 43.0mTotal length
  • 104,765Total average daily traffic
  • 32,672Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Avenal, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 81960-1969
  • 21970-1979
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Avenal, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Avenal)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Avenal, CA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC6BGP, Grant Date: 12/27/1988, Expiration Date: 12/27/1998, Cancellation Date: 12/28/2000, Registrant: Bert C Smith, 308 Santa Clara, Avenal, CA 93204
  • Call Sign: KG6ECR, Licensee ID: L00298875, Grant Date: 08/23/2010, Expiration Date: 11/16/2020, Certifier: Antonio F Lopez, Registrant: Antonio F Lopez, 509 Monterey St, Avenal, CA 93204
  • Call Sign: KG6ENQ, Licensee ID: L00307396, Grant Date: 09/21/2010, Expiration Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Salvador T Campos, Registrant: Salvador T Campos, 416 San Benito St, Avenal, CA 93204
  • Call Sign: KG6KUU, Licensee ID: L00497310, Grant Date: 03/27/2012, Expiration Date: 04/08/2022, Certifier: Miguel A Gonzalez, Registrant: Miguel A Gonzalez, 412 Mono St, Avenal, CA 93204
  • Call Sign: KG6OXS, Licensee ID: L00631426, Grant Date: 01/30/2003, Expiration Date: 01/30/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/31/2015, Certifier: Leonard D Chesmore, Registrant: Leonard D Chesmore, Avenal, CA 93204-0631


FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Avenal)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 50. The highest number of fire incidents - 82 took place in 2005, and the least - 18 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Avenal, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (63.2%), and Structure Fires (19.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Avenal, CA
    • 43863.2%Outside Fires
    • 13819.9%Structure Fires
    • 9914.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 182.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Avenal, CA
Most common first names in Avenal, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2674.2 years
James2271.9 years
Mary2178.2 years
John1971.4 years
Charles1270.9 years
Jose1065.2 years
Frank1074.6 years
Robert1073.7 years
Roy969.6 years
Maria963.2 years
Most common last names in Avenal, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1376.2 years
Williams965.3 years
Johnson779.0 years
Hernandez772.4 years
Miller773.0 years
Anderson677.8 years
Diaz667.8 years
Allen678.9 years
Dill679.0 years
Smith674.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Avenal, CA
  • 77.1%Utility gas
  • 18.8%Electricity
  • 4.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Avenal, CA
  • 69.7%Utility gas
  • 26.3%Electricity
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Wood


Avenal compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Avenal on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people carpooling to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 1,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Mexico (population 500+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Central America (population 500+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #3 (93239) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries"
  • #7 (93239) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 1,000+)"
  • #9 (93204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #26 (93239) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #72 (93204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #76 (93204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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