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Kingsburg

City of Kingsburg

  •   State: 
    California
      County: 
    Fresno County
      City: 
    Kingsburg
      County all: 
    Tulare | Fresno | Kings
      County FIPS: 
    06107 | 06019 | 06031
      Coordinates: 
    36°30′50″N 119°33′14″W
      Area total: 
    3.71 sq mi (9.60 km²)
      Area land: 
    3.71 sq mi (9.60 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
      Elevation: 
    302 ft (92 m)
      Established: 
    Incorporated May 29, 1908
  •   Latitude: 
    36,5132
      Longitude: 
    -119,549
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Fresno, CA
      Timezone: 
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 
    93631
      GMAP: 

    Kingsburg, Fresno County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
    16,871
      Population density: 
    3,266.25 residents per square mile of area (1,261.04/km²)
      Household income: 
    $55,384
      Households: 
    3,831
      Unemployment rate: 
    15.80%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.98%
      Income taxes: 
    9.30%

Kingsburg is a city in Fresno County, California. The population was 11,382 at the 2010 census. Kingsburg is home to the world's largest box of raisins, built by students at California State University, Fresno. In the early 1870s, Swedish natives settled in a railroad town called "Kings River Switch" Kingsburg was the headquarters of Sun-Maid Growers of California, a producer of Raisins and other dried fruits. The water tower was originally built in 1911 and was modified in 1985, inspired by a resident's visit to the similarly decorated water tower in Stanton, Iowa. The Kingsburg coffee pot water tower is 122 ft (37 m) tall, lit at night, and visible from SR 99. In 1921, ninety-four percent of the population within a three-mile radius of Kingsburg were Swedish-American, giving the community the nickname of "Little Sweden". To keep up with the town's Swedish history most retail businesses are designed in Swedish architecture. The town is two hours away from The Sierra Nevada Mountain range and the coast. It is about 34 hours from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 km² (7.8 miles), all of it land. The city is 21 miles (34 km) from Fresno, and about 130 miles (210km) from the California Central Coast and Sierra Nevada mountain range. In 2002, farmers were forced to replant the fields with stone fruit to help cope with the rising population.

History

Kingsburg was established as a railroad town, its site set by the Central Pacific Railroad when it completed the Valley Line in 1873. In 1874 Kingsburg was called Wheatville and had a post office, later that year they changed the name to Kingsbury. Two years after that it became Kingsburgh and in January 1894 took on its present spelling, "Kingsburg" By 1921, ninety-four percent of the population within a three-mile radius of Kingsburg were Swedish-American, giving the community the nickname of "Little Sweden" To keep up with the town's Swedish history most retail businesses are designed in Swedish architecture. The town's name is derived from the Kings River Switch, a name given to the town in the early 1870s when Swedish natives settled in the area. Kingsburg is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, on the California-Nevada border. It is home to the California Institute of Technology, the California State University, San Diego, and the University of California, Los Angeles. It was the site of the first U.S. Air Force base in the United States, in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The city is located on the banks of the Yreka River, which is a tributary of the Sacramento River. It has a population of about 2,000. It also has a small airport, the Kingsburg Airport, which was built in the 1950s. It sits on the eastern edge of the San Fernando Valley.

Agriculture

For much of the history, the fields around Kingsburg were mostly grape vineyards. In 2002 a large surplus of raisins and grapes drove the price for these commodities down to an all-time low. Subsequently, farmers were forced to replant the fields with stone fruit, or (particularly on the west side of town) sell their land to developers. Kingsburg is the headquarters of Sun-Maid Growers of California, a producer of ra isins and other dried fruits. Fresno is home to the world's largest box of Raisins, built by students at California State University, Fresno. It is located in the town of Kingsburg, California, on the banks of the San Joaquin River in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The town has a population of around 2,000, with the majority of residents living in and around the city of Fresno. The city is home to a number of tourist attractions, including the California Museum of Natural History, the California State Museum of Agriculture and the California National Museum of Food and Drink, which is located on the edge of the town. The California State Capitol is also located in Kingsburg and is the tallest building in the city, with a height of over 1,000 feet. The tallest building is the California Institute of Technology, which has a campus of more than 1,500 feet. It was founded in 1883. The state of California is the largest state in the U.S. in terms of population, with more than 2,500 residents.

Swedish Festival

The Kingsburg water tower is shaped like an antique Swedish coffee pot. The Swedish immigrant heritage of the community is principally preserved with festivals. The Kingsburg Swedish Festival, which is one of the biggest and best known festivals that bring people in from all over the country, is held annually during the third weekend in May. Activities include a Swedish pancake breakfast, a parade and the coronation of the Swedish Festival Queen. Many booths, rides and activities are set up all along the side of Downtown Kingsburg's Draper Street. The festival was scheduled for only Saturday and Sunday in 2009 after the town's centennial due to the suffering economy, but in 2011, Thursday activities were added to the festival. In 2015, the Stanton pot was taken down from its tower in 2015 and preserved, as it had been superseded by a larger water tower in the late 1990s. The Stanton pot is slightly larger than the Kingsburg pot, at 60,000 and 50,000 US gal (230,00 and 190,000 L), respectively. The tower is 122 ft (37 m) tall, lit at night, and visible from SR 99. It was originally built in 1911 and was modified in 1985, inspired by a resident's visit to the similarly decorated watertower in Stanton, Iowa. It has traditionally been held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but it was scheduled to be held on Saturday, Sunday and Monday in 2009 due to a suffering economy. In 2011, the festival was added to Thursday activities, and it is now held on Thursday and Friday.

Geography

Kingsburg is located in the central portion of the Central Valley of California. The town is two hours away from The Sierra Nevada Mountain range and the coast. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²), all of it land. It is about 34 hours away. from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento. The city is located at 36°3050N 119°3314W. It has a population of 2,827. The population of Kingsburg in 2010 was 2,715. The City has a history of being called Kingsburg, which dates back to the 18th century. It was also known as Kingsburg before the name was changed to Kingsburg. The name Kingsburg is now used to refer to the city's central business district, which was founded in the early 19th century, and to the town's historic center, which is located on the banks of the San Francisco Bay. The current name of the city is Kingsburg and it was first used in the 19th Century. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city to have a total population of 1,722, with the majority of the population living in or near the city of Kingsberg. It also has a small population of about 1,200. The area of the town is about 2,500 square miles. The total area is 2,800 square miles, or 7,300 square kilometers (2,700 square miles).

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census reported that Kingsburg had a population of 11,382. The racial makeup of Kingsburg was 8,576 (75.3%) White, 62 (0.5%) African American, 146 (1.3) Native American, 383 (3.4%) Asian, 21 (0,2%) Pacific Islander, 1,706 (15.0%) from other races, and 488 (4,3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4,883 persons (42.9%). The census reported that 11,300 people (99.3% of the population) lived in households. There were 3,358 housing units at an average density of 1,435.8 per square mile (554.4/km²) The median income for a household in the city was $44.37, while the per capita income was $16.16. The city's population was 9,199 at the 2000 U.S. Census, when the median age was 33.7 years. It has a population density of 3,933.4 inhabitants per squaremile (1,518.7/km 2) The city has a median age of 34.5 years, which is higher than the national average of 33.6 years. Kingsburg is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs through New Jersey. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in New Jersey, with a population growth rate of 7.7% in the past decade.

School system

Kingsburg Elementary schools operate on a charter school system. Washington Elementary serves as a Kindergarten only school. Kingsburg High School serves as the community high school, and its district is separate from that of the elementary system. The elementary school district also operates Central Valley Home School. The school year starts during the later weeks of August. It is located in the town of Kingsburg, New York, about 50 miles north of New York City. It has a population of about 2,000 people. The town is located on the New York-Pennsylvania border. It was the site of the U.S. Civil War and the Battle of the Bulge. It also hosted the opening of the New Jersey Turnpike in 1881. The city was founded in 1883 and is now home to the turn of the 20th century. The current mayor is Robert L. "Bob" Lomax, who was elected to office in 1998. The district also has a high school that serves as an alternative to the high school. The high school is called Rafer Johnson Junior High School and it is located near the center of the town. It opened in the 1950s and is the only high school in the Kingsburg area. It serves students in seventh through eighth grades. The community also has its own home school, Central Valley School, which is a supplement to traditional home schooling. There are no plans to expand the home school program in the near future. The Kingsburg School District also operates a daycare center for children in the community.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Kingsburg, 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 Kingsburg = 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 (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 16,871 individuals with a median age of 33.3 age the population grows by 20.07% in Kingsburg, Fresno County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,266.25 residents per square mile of area (1,261.04/km²). There are average 2.86 people per household in the 3,831 households with an average household income of $55,384 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 15.80% 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 22.16%. The number of physicians in Kingsburg per 100,000 population = 162.1.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Kingsburg = 8.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 38. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 269. 97 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 35.6 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 Kingsburg, Fresno County, California which are owned by the occupant = 65.70%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 26 years with median home cost = $177,900 and home appreciation of -20.21%. 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.

Study

The local school district spends $4,455 per student. There are 20.5 students for each teacher in the school, 1873 students for each Librarian and 1374 students for each Counselor. 7.09% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 16.44% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.94% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Kingsburg's population in Fresno County, California of 8,042 residents in 1900 has increased 2,1-fold to 16,871 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.66% female residents and 48.34% male residents live in Kingsburg, Fresno County, California.

    As of 2020 in Kingsburg, Fresno County, California are married and the remaining 38.60% are single population.

  • 21.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Kingsburg 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.

    82.95% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.26% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.66% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.05% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Kingsburg, Fresno County, California, 65.70% are owner-occupied homes, another 29.62% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.68% are vacant.

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

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