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Overview

Introduction to Firebaugh, California

Firebaugh, California is 30 miles S of Merced, California and 38 miles W of href="/places/california/fresno">Fresno, California. It is in Fresno County. The city is part of the Fresno metro area. The population of Firebaugh is 5,743.

Firebaugh History

Firebaugh was incorporated in 1914. The city was named after a renowned local entrepreneur, Andrew D. Firebaugh. Ferries were the major mode of transportation in Firebaugh before bridges, roads and railway tracks were constructed, and the San Joaquin River played a key role in the development of the area. Andrew Firebaugh built a toll road from Bell Station to Pacheco Pass, improving transportation in the area. The toll road went along a route parallel to the current State Route 152.

Firebaugh and nearby Attractions

  • Castle Air Museum
  • George J. Hatfield State Park
  • Fresno Art Museum
  • Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge
  • San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Firebaugh

The Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge, the Volta State Wildlife Area and the Merced National Wildlife Refuge are all accessible from Firebaugh. The San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, located in San Joaquin Valley, offers opportunities for fishing, boating, camping and board sailing.

Firebaugh Transportation

Fresno Yosemite International is the nearest major airport.

Firebaugh Higher Education

Merced College, West Hills Community College and California State University-Stanislaus are the local centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 7,935
Male Share of the Population 52.5%
Female Share of the Population 47.5%
Senior Citizens 6.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,239
Age of the Population 25

Families

% of people married 38.3%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.1%
Median Earnings25+ $17,828
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,577
Median Earnings With High School Degree $16,736

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,518
% Above Poverty Level 61.1%
% Below Poverty Level 38.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 12.3%
Median Gross Rent $690
Median House Value $106,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 85.9%
US/American 0%
English 0.2%
Irish 1.1%

Firebaugh Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles S of Merced, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles W of Fresno, California
County Fresno
Metro Area Fresno
Standard Zip Codes 93622
Phone Area Codes 559
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.858
Longitude -120.455

Firebaugh Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MADERA
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 63 to 97 F
Oct Temp 49 to 80 F
Annual Precip 11.9 inches
Station LOS BANOS DET RESV
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 64 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 78 F
Annual Precip 8.3 inches
Station FRIANT GOVERNMENT CAMP
Distance 42 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 55 F
Apr Temp 44 to 73 F
Jul Temp 61 to 99 F
Oct Temp 50 to 81 F
Annual Precip 14.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chowchilla 18,411 $38,180
Dos Palos 5,023 $34,171
Kerman 14,110 $48,822
Madera 62,559 $43,600
Mendota 11,360 $26,250
San Joaquin 4,010 $24,583
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Firebaugh High Schools

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FIREBAUGH HIGH
1976 MORRIS KYLE DR.
559-659-1415
Serves 707 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

EL PUENTE HIGH (CONT.)
1666 SAIPAN AVE.
559-659-3899
A Non-traditional School
Serves 28 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

FIREBAUGH COMMUNITY DAY
1976 MORRIS KYLE DR 1666 SAIPA
559-659-3899
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1

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