Fresno Population 2024

Fresno population

Fresno is a city of state California. It has population over 540,000 that accounts for 1.3% of California population. The city is located near the geographic Fresno is the largest inland city in California. It is very close to famous Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park. It ranks the 5th largest by population in Fresno and 34th in US.

Based on our research, Fresno population will reach 555,154 by 1st July of 2024. We use first day of July each year due to US census bureau normally publishes the estimated population data for the same period. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 0.79% over last 12 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.

Population Growth of Fresno

Looking back last twelve years of Fresno’s population, the growth rate is slow but consistent ranging from 0.68% to 1.06%, adding around 3,550 to 5,405 people each year to the overall population. Lots of workers were moving to Fresno to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. Comparing with other cities in California, Fresno growth rate is align with the state average.

Year Population Growth rate
2011 500,897 n/a
2012 505,261 0.87%
2013 508,971 0.73%
2014 514,376 1.06%
2015 518,503 0.80%
2016 522,053 0.68%
2017 526,020 0.76%
2018 530,028 0.76%
2019 534,325 0.81%
2020 538,279 0.74%
2021 542,530 0.79%
2022 546,490 0.73%
2023 550,780 0.79%

Demographics of Fresno

According to U.S. Census Bureau, 49.1 percent of the Fresno population is male and 50.9 percent are female. Average age of a Fresno resident is 33.5 years old, with 9.1 percent of its residents under the age of 5 and only 8.9 percent age 65 and over.

The race distribution in Fresno are: White (49.6%), Hispanic (46.9%), Asian (12.7%), Black (8.3%), American Indian (0.5%), Other(6.6%).
Fresno is a multicultural city. More than 50% of Fresno residents aged five and older spoke only English at home. The top five languages (other than English) spoken in Fresno are: Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Russian and Vietnamese.

In terms of resident wealth, the median income for a household in the city was $32,236, and the median income for a family was $35,892. Males had a median income of $32,279 versus $26,551 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,010. About 20.5% of families and 26.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.5% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Population Density of Fresno

Fresno’s population density is 1,761 people per square kilometer, which is one of the most densely populated major cities in America.

Facts About Fresno

  1. Fresno began as a station for the Central Pacific Railroad in 1872 and was made the seat of Fresno County in 1874.
  2. The city’s name is Spanish for the ash trees that the early explorers found in the area.
  3. Fresno is located halfway between two large cities – San Francisco and Los Angeles.
  4. The raisin industry was started in Fresno accidentally when some grapes were mistakenly allowed to dry on the vines.
  5. The city is home to one of the nation’s largest and most popular blues festivals, which attracts thousands from all over the world.
  6. The nation’s most popular antique car show, The Conours D’Elegance, is held here each spring at the University of California in Fresno’s campus.
  7. Today more than 100 different nationalities are reflected in the population making it one of the most diverse melting pots in the nation.
  8. Fresno has more cultural activities than many other cities, even those that are twice the size of this city.


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