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County population in 2016: 149,785 (89% urban, 11% rural); it was 129,461 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,973
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,356
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,250
Renter-occupied apartments: 18,904 (it was 15,168 in 2000)
% of renters here:

44%
State:

44%

Land area: 1391 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 108 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kings County: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (33.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 36%
  • Government: 36%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Kings County, California:

  • Hispanic or Latino (54.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (32.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.0%)
  • Asian alone (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  31.8 years
California median age:  36.4 years
Males: 82,378  (55.0%)
Females: 67,407  (45.0%)

Kings County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Kings County:

3.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,234 ($35,749 in 1999)

This county:

$53,234
California:

$67,739

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $754 (lower quartile is $616, upper quartile is $1,034)
This county:

$754
State:

$1252


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $190,500 (it was $96,500 in 2000)
Kings:

$190,500
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $141,800 - $262,000
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,388
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $414

Institutionalized population: 19,189

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 16
  • Assaults: 125
  • Burglaries: 296
  • Thefts: 361
  • Auto thefts: 14

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 15
  • Assaults: 62
  • Burglaries: 222
  • Thefts: 282
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 472 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2008: 236 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2009: 194 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2010: 193 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2011: 142 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2012: 272 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2013: 250 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2014: 274 buildings, average cost: $160,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,562 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,291 (0.7%)

Kings County household income distribution in 2009 Kings County home values distribution Kings County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.0%
Kings County:

16.0%
California:

14.3%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.8% for American Indian residents, 28.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.1% for other race residents, 16.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 31.8 years old
(Males: 32.5 years old, Females: 31.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.8 years old, Black residents: 34.8 years old, American Indian residents: 28.0 years old, Asian residents: 46.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.6 years old, Other race residents: 27.6 years old)

Area name: Hanford-Corcoran, CA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kings County is $527 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $612 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $892 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hanford, Lemoore, Avenal, Corcoran, Lemoore Station, Armona, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Stratford, Grangeville.

Kings County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
93202Armona20
93204Avenal343
93212Corcoran115
93230Hanford241
93245Lemoore81

2012 air pollution in Kings County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 45.3 µg/m3. Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Significanly above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Benton County, Tennessee , Montgomery County, Tennessee , Robertson County, Tennessee , Pemiscot County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.1%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,475
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 28,803 (35.5% naturalized citizens)

Kings County:

19.2%
Whole state:

27.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 2,427
  • 2000 to 2009: 6,445
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,872
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,083
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,322
  • Before 1970: 2,313
Note: State values scaled to Kings County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.3%

Kings County marital status for males Kings County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 32,675
  • One, attached: 2,479
  • Two: 1,799
  • 3 or 4: 2,115
  • 5 to 9: 2,261
  • 10 to 19: 1,801
  • 20 to 49: 424
  • 50 or more: 787
  • Mobile homes: 1,340
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 82

Housing units in Kings County with a mortgage: 14,136 (848 second mortgage, 1,006 home equity loan, 135 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,828

Here:

70.0% with mortgage
State:

71.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kings County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic66,1338
Evangelical Protestant10,01478
Other4,74211
Mainline Protestant3,58613
Black Protestant3202
None68,187-
Kings County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 30
Kings County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Kings County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 48
This county:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
Here:

21.4%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in Kings County:

Average size of farms: 559 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $687,228
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $951.92
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.07%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.23%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $571,194
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 97.61%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $167,431
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 75.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 41.75
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 51.31%
Corn for grain: 3732 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 47339 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 80021 harvested acres
Vegetables: 19,676 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 48,425 acres

Earthquake activity:

Kings County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 836% 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 92.0 miles away from Kings County center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 109.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 217.3 miles away from the county center, causing $524,000,000 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 230.1 miles away from the county 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
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 127.2 miles away from Kings County center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 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 27.8 miles away from the county center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • California Winter Storms, Flooding, and Debris and Mud Flows, Incident Period: December 17, 2010 to January 04, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1952: January 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 1952, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • California Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3248: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • California Severe Freeze, Incident Period: December 20, 1998 to December 28, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1267: February 09, 1999, FEMA Id: 1267, Natural disaster type: Freeze
  • California Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 01, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1155: January 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: February 13, 1995 to April 19, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1046: March 12, 1995, FEMA Id: 1046, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: January 03, 1995 to February 10, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1044: January 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1044, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • California Coalinga Earthquake, Incident Period: May 05, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-682: May 05, 1983, FEMA Id: 682, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • California COASTAL STORMS, FLOODS, SLIDES, TORNADOES, Incident Period: January 21, 1983 to March 30, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-677: February 09, 1983, FEMA Id: 677, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • California COASTAL STORMS, MUDSLIDES, FLOODING, Incident Period: February 15, 1978, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-547: February 15, 1978, FEMA Id: 547, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • California Drought, Incident Period: January 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3023: January 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3023, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (73%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Portugal (3%)
  • India (2%)
  • Azores Islands (1%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • Vietnam (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kings County (%):

  • Portuguese (4%)
  • American (4%)
  • German (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • European (1%)

Kings County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 45,878 (74.9%)
  • Carpooled: 8,842 (14.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 70 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 913 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 979 (1.6%)
  • Walked: 1,391 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 3,166 (5.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Kings County, California in 2000:

  • 17,262 people in state prisons
  • 1,041 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 950 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 359 people in nursing homes
  • 271 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 117 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 44 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 5 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Kings County, California in 2010:

  • 18,541 people in state prisons
  • 1,923 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 314 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 296 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 189 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 115 people in military ships
  • 59 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 56 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 49 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 20 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
  • 12 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,054.

7.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
California average:

5.03%


0.49% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,358 average AGI)
Kings County:

0.49%
California average:

0.07%

3.83% relocated from other counties in California ($17,568 average AGI)
2.68% relocated from other states ($13,183 average AGI)
Kings County:

2.68%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fresno County, CA  1.17% ($32,214 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.68% ($30,855)
from San Diego County, CA  0.37% ($35,740)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.29% ($32,815)
from Kern County, CA  0.16% ($42,529)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.15% ($54,639)
from Monterey County, CA  0.11% ($21,391)


7.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,883 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
California average:

5.12%


0.48% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,240 average AGI)
Kings County:

0.48%
California average:

0.10%

4.50% relocated to other counties in California ($22,107 average AGI)
2.89% relocated to other states ($14,537 average AGI)
Kings County:

2.89%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fresno County, CA  1.20% ($33,390 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  1.00% ($35,717)
to San Diego County, CA  0.43% ($41,696)
to Kern County, CA  0.26% ($43,182)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.24% ($36,590)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.15% ($27,607)
to San Luis Obispo County, CA  0.14% ($51,052)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 16.7

Births per 1000 population in Kings County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Kings County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kings County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kings County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kings County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,691 (10,217 aged, 2,474 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,156 (13%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Kings County, California in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (975)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (728)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (623)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (554)
  • Congestive heart failure (424)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (341)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (300)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (285)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (227)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (182)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 34.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 79.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 36.2
  • Firearm - 31.1
  • Other - 12.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 149,785
  • In family households: 122,984 (17,777 male householders, 15,834 female householders)
    23,318 spouses, 48,155 children (46,584 natural, 618 adopted, 953 stepchildren), 5,828 grandchildren, 1,576 brothers or sisters, 2,276 parents, 3,477 other relatives, 4,743 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,352 (5,302 male householders (3,449 living alone)), 4,177 female householders (3,687 living alone)), 2,873 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14,449

Size of family households: 9,983 2-persons, 9,094 3-persons, 6,798 4-persons, 4,762 5-persons, 1,418 6-persons, 1,556 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,136 1-person, 2,093 2-persons, 111 3-persons, 139 5-persons.

23,829 married couples with children.
10,190 single-parent households (2,421 men, 7,769 women).

58.3% of residents of Kings speak English at home.
36.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (47% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $843,231,000 ($5,915 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $348,375,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $213,910,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $96,188,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $34,028,000
Federal grants: $153,474,000
Federal procurement contracts: $37,872,000 ($15,448,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $307,758,000 ($296,557,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,371,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $107,286,000
Federal Government insurance: $114,432,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 12,060
Here:

84 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,025
Here:

28 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,230
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,864
Here +20 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kings County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 22.31 millions of gallons per day (80% from ground, 20% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 277
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,047
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,526
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,876
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,724
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,016
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,318
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,963
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,983
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,033
Note: State values scaled to Kings population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kings County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kings County population
  • 1 room: 115
  • 2 rooms: 132
  • 3 rooms: 261
  • 4 rooms: 1,282
  • 5 rooms: 7,252
  • 6 rooms: 5,524
  • 7 rooms: 2,896
  • 8 rooms: 1,984
  • 9+ rooms: 1,518
  • 1 room: 425
  • 2 rooms: 541
  • 3 rooms: 2,545
  • 4 rooms: 8,035
  • 5 rooms: 6,454
  • 6 rooms: 2,072
  • 7 rooms: 1,347
  • 8 rooms: 76
  • 9+ rooms: 631
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kings County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kings County population
  • no bedroom: 131
  • 1 bedroom: 132
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,836
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,578
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,650
  • 5+ bedrooms: 637
  • no bedroom: 425
  • 1 bedroom: 1,881
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,450
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,344
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,469
  • 5+ bedrooms: 557
Cars and other vehicles available in Kings County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kings County population
  • no vehicle: 340
  • 1 vehicle: 3,701
  • 2 vehicles: 9,420
  • 3 vehicles: 4,727
  • 4 vehicles: 2,051
  • 5+ vehicles: 725
  • no vehicle: 1,984
  • 1 vehicle: 7,168
  • 2 vehicles: 10,232
  • 3 vehicles: 2,112
  • 4 vehicles: 543
  • 5+ vehicles: 87

80% of Kings County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in California.

Kings County:

79.9%
State average:

86.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 98,162
  • Other state: 20,437
  • Northeast: 2,237
  • Midwest: 4,209
  • South: 9,237
  • West: 4,754

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kings County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (78.3%)
  • Electricity (12.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.6%)
  • Solar energy (1.5%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (70.5%)
  • Electricity (22.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 541
Here:

3.0%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,517
Here:

11.6%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,526
Here:

17.8%
California:

15.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Kings County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $29,183,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $40,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $306,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $23,083,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,348,000
    Health - Other: $19,058,000
    General - Other: $13,186,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,300,000
    Police Protection: $11,183,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,719,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,154,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,620,000
    Regular Highways: $6,335,000
    Financial Administration: $3,787,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,162,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,427,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,883,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,380,000
    Libraries: $1,341,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $380,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $16,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $121,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $120,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $15,001,000
    General - Other: $2,894,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,742,000
    Local Fire Protection: $511,000
    Police Protection: $340,000
    Health - Other: $315,000
    Corrections - Other: $252,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $105,000
    Central Staff Services: $40,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $38,000
    Financial Administration: $28,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $60,147,000

Kings County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $7,234,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,804,000
    Hospital Public: $858,000
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,297,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,144,000
    Education: $104,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,544,000
    Education: $1,543,000
    Health and Hospitals: $33,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,397,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,538,000
    Rents: $672,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $663,000
    Special Assessments: $20,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $52,083,000
    All Other: $25,692,000
    Education: $17,486,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,311,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,591,000
    Highways: $4,240,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,725,000
    NEC: $2,069,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,916,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $964,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $606,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $405,000
    Other Selective Sales: $212,000
    Other License: $110,000

Kings County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $222,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $212,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000

Kings County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,336,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $797,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,854
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,078
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,776
  • Number of recipients under 18: 573
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,644
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,637
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,457
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,628
Kings County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kings County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 25 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED716$178,197216$158,0461,024$182,028105$56,5711$1,500,000131$111,2146$139,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED57$165,96521$146,905154$195,62313$75,9230$019$114,7893$77,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED88$168,63646$129,130683$179,06986$61,9531$180,00088$126,19310$105,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN82$173,34153$145,358350$200,19111$94,5450$046$139,6962$150,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$178,81814$133,85779$178,86111$177,8180$09$94,2221$50,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED26$217,11516$237,0630$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$133,6008$194,6251$170,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$173,7503$224,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$333,0002$173,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Kings County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary50079.1 years
John43775.2 years
William29573.5 years
James27871.3 years
Robert25668.4 years
Manuel22875.5 years
Frank21475.1 years
Joe19975.2 years
Maria18379.8 years
Charles17973.2 years
Most common last names in Kings County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15075.1 years
Garcia13670.9 years
Silva11877.4 years
Williams11573.4 years
Johnson11173.0 years
Brown10974.5 years
Jones9373.4 years
Davis8874.4 years
Miller8575.5 years
Hernandez7972.7 years
Businesses in Kings County, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Lane Furniture1
99 Cents Only Stores1Little Caesars Pizza3
AT&T4Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1Marshalls1
AutoZone3MasterBrand Cabinets2
Baskin-Robbins1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's7
Best Western3Motel 61
Blockbuster2Motherhood Maternity1
Burger King2Nike5
CVS2Old Navy1
Carl\s Jr.2Pac Sun1
Chevrolet2Panda Express1
Circle K1Panera Bread1
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless2
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Cricket Wireless7PetSmart1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos2
Days Inn1RadioShack3
Dennys1Rite Aid4
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
El Pollo Loco1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug1Sears3
FedEx8Sprint Nextel1
Foot Locker1Staples1
Ford1Starbucks6
Forever 211Subway1
GNC6Super 82
GameStop2T-Mobile5
H&R Block6Taco Bell5
Home Depot1Target1
Hot Topic1Toyota1
IHOP1True Value3
JCPenney1U-Haul7
Jack In The Box3UPS13
Jamba Juice1Vans2
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's1
Kmart1Wet Seal1
Kohl's1YMCA2
Kroger1

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