Introduction to Lindsay, California

Lindsay, California, in Tulare county, is 14 miles SE of Visalia, California and 53 miles SE of Fresno, California. The people of the city are in the Visalia-Tulare-Porterville metropolitan area. 

Lindsay History

Credited as 'Central California's Citrus Center,' the history of Lindsay dates back to the 1880s when Julius Orton took up a homestead beside the property of the Keeley brothers and planted the region's first orange trees. However, even prior to Orton and Keeley, the Yandanche Indian tribe had come into the valley for hunting and fishing purposes. With the advent of the Southern Pacific Railroad in the year 1889, the city of Lindsay underwent rapid development. The planning of the city was carried out by Capt. Hutchinson and the city was named after his wife, Sadie Lindsay Patton Hutchinson. The incorporation of the City of Lindsay occurred on February 28, 1910.

Lindsay and Nearby Attractions

  • Lindsay-Strathmore Building.
  • Lindsay Unified School District Office.
  • Lindsay Branch Tulare County Library.
  • Lindsay City Hall.
  • First Church of the Nazarene.
  • Olive Bowl Park.

Things To Do In Lindsay

Lindsay has a number of historic buildings like the Strathmore Building, the County Library and city hall. Visitors interested in learning about the historical and cultural heritage of Lindsay can take a tour of these places. There are quite a few churches in the neighboring area, and the amusement parks provide entertainment facilities for adults and children alike. Enthusiastic shoppers can also tour the numerous shopping centers dotting the city's streets. The city hosts a number of annual shows, the most popular among them being the Orange Blossom Festival.

Lindsay Transportation

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the local major airport.

Lindsay Higher Education

The city is served by the College Of The Sequoias.


Total Population 12,980
Male Share of the Population 51.5%
Female Share of the Population 48.5%
Senior Citizens 6%
Employed Population 16+ 4,340
Age of the Population 26


% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $31,858
% Above Poverty Level 62.1%
% Below Poverty Level 37.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 14.3%
Median Gross Rent $714
Median House Value $124,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 90.7%
US/American 0%
English 0.5%
Irish 1%

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

Lindsay Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles SE of Visalia, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles SE of Fresno, California
County Tulare
Metro Area Visalia - Tulare - Porterville
Standard Zip Codes 93247
Phone Area Codes 559
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.203
Longitude -119.087

Lindsay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 45 to 77 F
Jul Temp 61 to 98 F
Oct Temp 47 to 81 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 65 to 100 F
Oct Temp 49 to 82 F
Annual Precip 24.3 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 97 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 26.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lindsay, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cairns Corner (93247)

Tonyville (93247)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Exeter 10,481 $47,074
Farmersville 10,704 $36,081
Porterville 55,218 $40,798
Tulare 61,204 $50,966
Visalia 127,842 $55,788
Woodlake 7,525 $35,769

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

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Lindsay High Schools

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Serves 860 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

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Serves 39 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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