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City of Clovis

  •   State: 
    Fresno County
      County FIPS: 
    36°49′31″N 119°42′11″W
      Area total: 
    25.91 sq mi (67.10 km²)
      Area land: 
    25.79 sq mi (66.79 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.12 sq mi (0.31 km²)
    361 ft (110 m)
    Incorporated February 27, 1912
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Fresno, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Clovis, Fresno County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,657.95 residents per square mile of area (1,798.44/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Clovis is a city in Fresno County, California, United States. It is located 6.5 miles (10.5 km) northeast of downtown Fresno, at an elevation of 361 feet (110 m) Clovis began as a freight stop along the San Joaquin Valley Railroad. It was incorporated as a city on February 12, 1912, and has a long history as a western town. The city's population was 120,124 at the 2010 census. It has been home to the Fresno Unified School District since the 1970s. The town is located on the banks of the SanJoaquin River, just 26 miles (42 km) from its point of origin in Fresno. The railroad was completed as far as the town of Hamptonville (now Friant) in 1891. The first year of operation of the railroad coincided with the beginnings of a deep national economic decline. The SJVRR was unable to generate sufficient revenues to pay its debt, was leased to the Southern Pacific Railroad and subsequently bought by SPRR in 1893. The railway was later purchased by the Southern California Railway in 1998. The Cloviks are a suburb of Fresno. They are a part of the Fresno Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the cities of Fresno, Stockton, and Bakersfield. The City of Fresno is a member of the California League of Cities and the California State League of American Indians, which is a non-profit organization based in Stockton. The California League has a chapter in Fresno called the California City Council.


The city of Clovis began as a freight stop along the San Joaquin Valley Railroad. The town has a long history as a western town known for its slogan, "Clovis A Way of Life". Since 1914, the Clovo Rodeo has been held on the last weekend in April every year. The city was incorporated as a city in February 1912 and the first post office opened in 1895. It is located on the banks of the SanJoaquin River, just 26 miles (42 km) from its point of origin in Fresno. The railroad was completed as far as the town of Hamptonville (now Friant) in 1894. The lumber mill and yard had its own network of rails to move lumber around the yard and to connect with the SJVRR just south ofclovis station. The mill burned in 1914 and was not rebuilt until after the Second World War, when the railroad was taken over by the Southern Pacific Railroad (SPR) The town is now home to the Clova Rodeos and Clark Intermediate School, which was founded in the 1950s and now sits on the site of the former lumber mill. Clova is a U.S. Air Force base, with a base camp in the nearby town of Bakersfield, California. The airport serves as a hub for air traffic to and from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles area. It was built in the 1960s and has a runway that can carry up to 100,000 passengers.


Clovis is situated midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, bordering Fresno. Lying at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Clovis has been known as "Gateway to the Sierras" since its incorporation in 1912. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.28 square miles (60.29 km²), all of it land. The elevation of the city is approximately 355 feet (108 m) above mean sea datum. The area has active and potentially active seismic fault zones. Part of the area is within the 100-year flood zone, such as some of the areas near the Clovi Towne Center. The groundwater flow in Clov is generally to the southwest. The city is located in the San Joaquin Valley, which includes Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks. It is located on the San Francisco Bay Area's West Coast, between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It has a population of around 2,000. It was founded in 1912, and is located at the head of the San Luis Valley, one of the most agriculturally rich areas in the U.S. The town has a history of being known as the "City of the Mountain" for its proximity to Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks, as well as other national parks. It also has a reputation for being a hotbed of illegal activity, with a number of murders and kidnappings in recent years.


At the 2010 census Clovis had a population of 95,631. The racial makeup of the city was 67,758 (70.9%) White, 2,618 (2.7%) African American, 1,320 (1.4%) Native American, 10,233 (10.7) Asian, 218 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 8,857 (9.3%) from other races, and 4,627 (4.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24,514 persons (25.6%). There were 35,306 housing units at an average density of 1,516.7 per square mile (585.6/km²),of which 33,419 were occupied, 20,804 by the owners and 12,615 by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rates was 6.4%. 60,767 people (63.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 34,476 people (36.1%) lived in rental housing units. The median income for a household in the city is $42,283, and the median family income is $59,630. The city has a population density of 4,108.2 inhabitants per squaremile (1,586.2/km 2). The city's population is 75.8% White, 1.9% Black or African American, 1.5%. Native American, 6.5. Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islanders, 9.5%, 4.6% from other Races.


The Sierra Vista Mall is a 78-acre (32 ha) enclosed regional shopping center anchored by Target, Kohl's, and MB2 Indoor Raceway. Public transportation within the city is provided by Clovis Transit. Some areas also are served by Fresno Area Express, providing connections to Fresno. The city's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city's top employers in the city are: Target, Sierra Vista Cinemas 16, and Cityscape. It is located in the Fresno Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Fresno, Fresno County, and parts of Fresno, Kingsville, Fresno, and Kingsville. It was named one of the top 10 cities in the U.S. by in 2010. It has a population of 4,856. It had a population growth rate of 2.7% in the year ending June 2013. It recorded a population increase of 1.2% from the year before. It reported a population decline of 0.8% from 2013 to 2014, the lowest rate in the state. It suffered a population decrease of 1% from 2012 to 2014. It experienced a population loss of 2% from 2011 to 2013, the highest rate in Fresno since 2002. It lost 1.3% of its population in the same period. The number of people living in poverty has increased from 2.1% to 2.4%. It has the highest unemployment rate among the cities in Fresno County. It also has the lowest unemployment rate of the cities.


The Clovis Unified School District is the largest school district in Fresno County, California. The school district has more than 100 schools. The district also has a number of colleges and public libraries. The town is home to the Fresno County Public Library and the Fresno City College of San Joaquin College of Law and the California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The city is also home to a high school, a middle school, and a community college. The community college has a college of law, and the community college offers a pharmacy program. The high school district also operates a public high school and a public library. It is one of the largest schools in the state, with more than 200 students in grades 7-12 and more than 300 in grades 5-12. It also has several middle schools, middle and high schools, as well as a public elementary and middle high school. It was founded in the 1950s by a group of parents who moved their children to the town from Modesto, California, to escape the poverty of the city's surrounding areas. It has since grown to become one of Fresno County's largest school districts, with nearly 1,000 students in the school district. It's also the largest community college, with about 100 students in its community. The college has two colleges, one in law enforcement and one in pharmacy, and two in health care, with a total enrollment of more than 1,200 students. The area also has two public libraries, one for high school students and one for middle school students.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Clovis, Fresno County, California = 1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 22. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 12. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Clovis = 5.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 120,124 individuals with a median age of 33 age the population grows by 39.24% in Clovis, Fresno County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,657.95 residents per square mile of area (1,798.44/km²). There are average 2.88 people per household in the 32,915 households with an average household income of $61,877 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.50% of the available work force and has dropped -1.02% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 29.46%. The number of physicians in Clovis per 100,000 population = 162.1.


The annual rainfall in Clovis = 10.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 45. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 272. 98 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 37.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 53, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Clovis, Fresno County, California which are owned by the occupant = 61.52%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 19 years with median home cost = $172,060 and home appreciation of -19.96%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.53 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,576 per student. There are 21.6 students for each teacher in the school, 7729 students for each Librarian and 549 students for each Counselor. 9.63% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 18.77% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.81% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Clovis's population in Fresno County, California of 1,310 residents in 1900 has increased 91,7-fold to 120,124 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.49% female residents and 48.51% male residents live in Clovis, Fresno County, California.

    As of 2020 in Clovis, Fresno County, California are married and the remaining 40.02% are single population.

  • 22.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Clovis require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    82.66% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.34% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.46% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.26% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Clovis, Fresno County, California, 61.52% are owner-occupied homes, another 34.36% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.12% are vacant.

  • The 46.44% of the population in Clovis, Fresno County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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