Introduction to Huron, California

Huron, California, in Fresno county, is 41 miles SW of Fresno, California. The city is conveniently located inside the Fresno metropolitan area. 

Huron History

The community now known as Huron was officially incorporated in 1951. The area was named after local Italian tribes. Fresno county was created from parts of Merced, Mariposa and Tulare Counties. It was discovered by Spaniards while they were searching for suitable mission sites. It became the property of the USA after the Mexican War.

Huron and Nearby Attractions

  • Fort Roosevelt Natural Science and History Museum.
  • Los Gatos Creek County Park.
  • Fresno Metropolitan Museum.
  • Kern National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum.
  • Pixley National Wildlife Refuge.

Things To Do In Huron

Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Lemoore Municipal Golf Course and the Lonesome Dove Golf Course. Local parks include the Pixley National Wildlife Refuge, the Los Gatos Creek County Park and the Kern National Wildlife Refuge. The Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum, the R.C. Baker Memorial Museum and the Fort Roosevelt Natural Science and History Museum are all accessible from Huron as well.

Huron Transportation

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the closest major airport.

Huron Higher Education

West Hills Community College, Cuesta College and Fresno City College are all nearby.


Total Population 6,792
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 6.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,041
Age of the Population 24


% of people married 37.1%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 1.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $27,353
% Above Poverty Level 64.2%
% Below Poverty Level 35.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%


People Living Alone 10.6%
Median Gross Rent $621
Median House Value $122,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 99.6%
US/American 0%
English 0.1%
Irish 0.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Huron Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 41 miles SW of Fresno, California
County Fresno
Metro Area Fresno
Standard Zip Codes 93234
Phone Area Codes 559
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.202
Longitude -120.101

Huron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 76 F
Jul Temp 63 to 96 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 7.4 inches
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 56 F
Apr Temp 45 to 77 F
Jul Temp 60 to 98 F
Oct Temp 48 to 82 F
Annual Precip 7.8 inches
Station MADERA
Distance 51.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avenal 14,154 $32,743
Coalinga 16,940 $58,936
Lemoore 24,974 $52,991

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Huron High Schools

16673 PALMER
A Non-traditional School
Serves 32 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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