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Overview

Introduction to Reedley, California

Reedley, California, in Fresno County, is 20 miles NW of Visalia, California (center to center) and 20 miles SE of Fresno, California. Part of the surrounding Fresno metro area, the city is not isolated. 

Reedley History

During the Gold Rush period of the mid 1800s, Thomas Law Reed came to the area to supply wheat to the miners. When he gave the land necessary for the construction of a railroad station, the town was born. The new settlement was named Reedley after him. As the gold fever minimized, the requirement for wheat became great. Irrigation bringing water from the Kings River helped the area establish itself as a flourishing region for fruit and vineyards. New settlers began to arrive and Reedley was finally incorporated in the year 1913.

Reedley and Nearby Attractions

  • Reedley Museum.
  • Camacho Park.
  • Cricket Hollow Park.
  • Earl Ruth Park.
  • Kingsburg Historical Park.
  • Roosevelt Park.

Things To Do In Reedley

There are many spacious and well maintained golf courses for the sports lovers residing in the city. If you wish to know about the history of the area then the museums are the best places to visit. There are more than eight parks in the city which regularly organize events for people of all ages. The city is also dotted with various restaurants and cafes which serve mouthwatering traditional and continental delicacies.

Reedley Transportation

Air transportation in the city is available from Fresno Yosemite International.

Reedley Higher Education

Reedley is served by California State University-Fresno.

People

Total Population 25,092
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 11.1%
Employed Population 16+ 9,764
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 50.4%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.2%
Median Earnings25+ $21,393
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,171
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,274

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,818
% Above Poverty Level 73.3%
% Below Poverty Level 26.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.3%
Median Gross Rent $870
Median House Value $164,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 81.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 2.9%
Irish 2.5%

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

Reedley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles NW of Visalia, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles SE of Fresno, California
County Fresno
Metro Area Fresno
Standard Zip Codes 93654
Phone Area Codes 559
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.596
Longitude -119.449

Reedley 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 ORANGE COVE
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 46 to 76 F
Jul Temp 62 to 99 F
Oct Temp 49 to 82 F
Annual Precip 12.2 inches
Station HANFORD 1 S
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 63 to 96 F
Oct Temp 49 to 80 F
Annual Precip 8.5 inches
Station GRANT GROVE
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 42 F
Apr Temp 32 to 48 F
Jul Temp 52 to 74 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 42 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Navelencia (93654)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dinuba 23,243 $36,707
Kingsburg 11,681 $71,412
Orange Cove 9,565 $25,030
Parlier 14,870 $29,881
Sanger 24,700 $49,903
Selma 24,017 $45,414

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

Reedley Hospitals

SIERRA KINGS DISTRICT HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
372 W CYPRESS AVE
(559) 638-8155
Emergency Service: Yes

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REEDLEY HIGH
740 W. NORTH AVE.
559-637-1200
Serves 2,226 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.5

MOUNTAIN VIEW (ALTER.)
477 W. MANNING AVE.
559-637-1285
A Non-traditional School
Serves 350 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

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