Fresno, California 

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Population

530,267

+7.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

7.9%

Median Income

$41,455

Median Home Price

$316,400

Median Age

30.5

Comfort Index (Climate)

7.3 / 7.4

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in Fresno, California

Mid-sized city - Central California, center of San Joaquin Valley along State Route 99. October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Fresno, while July and January are the least comfortable months.
State: California
County: Fresno County
Metro Area: Fresno Metro Area
City: Fresno
Zip Codes: 93722, 93727, 93720, 93702, 93726, 93706, 93705, 93711, 93703, 93710, 18 total
Cost of Living: 2.6% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 327 ft above sea level

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Fresno, CA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Winter climate
Nearby national parks
Some college-town amenities
Cons
Summer heat
High unemployment
Unattractive sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About Fresno Metro Area

Fresno is an agricultural and minor banking and financial center for the San Joaquin Valley, the southern half of California’s famed agricultural Central Valley. Agriculture and some light manufacturing round out the private employment picture. The California State University at Fresno, or “Fresno State,” adds some college-town life including sports and arts activities, but it doesn’t have much influence on the look or atmosphere of the town. The city core, once neglected, has been renovated and some projects are still underway. A few nice older neighborhoods spread north, but much of the rest of the area could be described as “functional” and not very interesting, and some are downright gritty.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Fresno is 7.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fresno jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Fresno's cost of living is 2.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fresno's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Fresno, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Fresno county remained moderately Democratic, 52.9% to 45.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Fresno's population is 530,267 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Fresno is Real Estate: $316,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.4%.

SCHOOLS
Fresno public schools spend $10,767 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.2 students per teacher in Fresno. More Education



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Housing Market in Fresno

It's a good time to buy in Fresno. Home Appreciation is up 20.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Fresno is $316,400.
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Reviews for Fresno   77 Reviews
It's not the worst city, but its flaws are bad - 8/13/2021
I'm not gonna say this city is terrible, but it certainly has many issues that need to be taken care of and unfortunately the city council has done a poor job keeping up... Read More

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Just Leave this Trash Heap of a City! - 1/25/2021
I've lived in Fresno my entire life and when I became an adult, I began to realize how much being a resident here really sucks, it might be cheaper than most other... Read More

If you move here or are planning to, this isn't it - 1/21/2021
Lived here since 2002. I may be flamed for this, but.. total dump and I would rate 0 stars if I could. You only really move here to move out. As good as a gas stop.... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA
93722, 93727, 93720, 93702, 93726, 93706, 93705, 93711, 93703, 93710, 18 total

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