Introduction to Kerman, California

Kerman, California, in Fresno county, is 16 miles W of Fresno, California. The city is in the Fresno area. There are 8,551 residents in Kerman.

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 14,110
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 7.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,581
Age of the Population 28


% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10%
Median Earnings25+ $25,468
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,588
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,663


Median Family Income $48,822
% Above Poverty Level 73.1%
% Below Poverty Level 26.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 16.2%
Median Gross Rent $851
Median House Value $171,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 81.3%
US/American 0.3%
English 2.4%
Irish 2.6%

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 98,815 $74,201
Fowler 5,908 $62,070
Fresno 506,132 $45,554
Madera 62,559 $43,600
Mendota 11,360 $26,250
San Joaquin 4,010 $24,583
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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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