Madera, California 

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+8.6% since 2020

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7.6 / 7.4

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Madera, California is a vibrant town located in central Fresno County. This attractive community offers plenty for visitors to explore such as the awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park or the historic Madera County Courthouse Museum. Residents here also enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities at Lions Town and Country Park or the Madera Municipal Golf Course. With its excellent school systems, thriving businesses, and numerous recreational opportunities, it's no wonder why so many people choose to make Madera their home. Small city - California San Joaquin Valley, 20 miles northwest of Fresno.
State: California
County: Madera County
Metro Area: Madera Metro Area
City: Madera
Zip Codes: 93638 93637
Cost of Living: 1.0% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 272 ft above sea level

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Madera, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Nearby mountains
Mild winters
Diverse economy
High home prices
Low educational attainment
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What Bert Has To Say About Madera Metro Area

Madera means “lumber” in Spanish. However, you won’t find many naturally-occurring trees nor much of a timber industry in this mostly agricultural San Joaquin Valley town. It is located smack in the center of California’s broad, flat, agricultural Central Valley. The name dates back to the 1870’s when loggers built a flume to bring logs from the vast Sierras to the east to a railroad loading point.


The unemployment rate in Madera is 10.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Madera jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Madera's cost of living is 1.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Madera's Cost of Living

May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Madera, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Madera county remained strongly Republican, 54.7% to 43.1%. More Voting Stats

Madera's population is 66,723 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.6%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 24.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Madera is Real Estate: $309,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.2%.

Madera public schools spend $8,143 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 26 students per teacher in Madera. More Education

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Housing Market in Madera

It's a good time to buy in Madera. Home Appreciation is up 14.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Madera is $309,300.
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Reviews for Madera   2 Reviews
I live in the Ranchos in Madera well crime just re - 10/16/2014
I live here for the pass 4 years and in these years I lived in a fifth wheeler I owned a RV motor home but my dreams of selling it went out the window on the4 morning... Read More

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Housing and Population in Madera, Ca. - 4/11/2009
I live in Madera, Ca. and it has been listed in Sperling's BestPlaces as having a home medium price of $315,000 and a population of approx. 35,000. As an update to... Read More

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