Introduction to Kerman, California

Kerman, California, in Fresno county, is 16 miles W of Fresno, California. The city is in the Fresno area. 

Kerman History

A rail line was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company in 1891 connecting Tracy and Fresno. The area was originally known as Collis. The name Kerman was formed by combining the first three letters of William G. Kerckoff and Jacob Mansar's names. Kercoff and Mansar were local capitalists. Kerman was incorporated as a city in 1946.

Kerman and Nearby Attractions

  • Madera County Historical Museum.
  • Fresno Art Museum.
  • Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.
  • Los Gatos Creek County Park.
  • Merced National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Meux Home Museum.

Things To Do In Kerman

Local parks include Wootten Park, Millerton Lake State Recreation Area and the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area. The Madera County Historical Museum, the Fresno Art Museum and the Fresno Metropolitan Museum are all accessible from Kerman as well. Local shopping centers include the Kerman Shopping Center, the Kerman Plaza Shopping Center and the Valley Shopping Center.

Kerman Transportation

Fresno Yosemite International is the nearest major airport.

Kerman Higher Education

Fresno City College, California State University-Fresno and West Hills Community College are some of the local colleges and universities.


Total Population 14,285
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 7.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,738
Age of the Population 28


% of people married 48.3%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $45,563
% Above Poverty Level 74.4%
% Below Poverty Level 25.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 16.9%
Median Gross Rent $807
Median House Value $174,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 83.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 2.6%
Irish 1.4%

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

Kerman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles W of Fresno, California
County Fresno
Metro Area Fresno
Standard Zip Codes 93630
Phone Area Codes 559
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.723
Longitude -120.058

Kerman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station MADERA
Distance 15.7 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
Distance 25.2 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 26.9 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
Clovis 100,437 $72,787
Fowler 6,006 $50,573
Fresno 510,451 $45,806
Madera 63,053 $41,504
Mendota 11,402 $25,846
San Joaquin 4,008 $22,540

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

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Kerman High Schools

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205 S. FIRST ST.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,050 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.2

15405 SUNSET ST.
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 38 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

15085 D STREET
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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