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Overview

Introduction to Clovis, California

The California city of Clovis, known as "Gateway to the Sierras," sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in Fresno County, only nine miles away from its larger neighbor to the southwest, the city of Fresno. Situated in the midst of California's agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley, Clovis is bisected by California State Highway 168 and is located near State Highways 41, 99 and 180.

Named for Clovis M. Cole, one of its most prominent early residents, Clovis originated as a freight stop along the San Joaquin Valley Railroad (later to become the Southern Pacific Railroad). The community's development was aided by a burgeoning lumbering industry and further boosted by a growing prominence in the grain production and livestock industries. Incorporated as a city in 1912, Clovis took shape as a distinctly western town and has since maintained its small town community flavor. The city today has an economic base consisting chiefly of retail sales and services and light manufacturing, and carries a reputation of being a great place to live.

Clovis Points of Interest

A popular vacation destination, Clovis is only a short drive to the Sierra Nevada, home to Yosemite and Sequoia National parks. Visitors come to Clovis for many other reasons too. Old Town Clovis is the city's oldest and most charming area, having benefited from an impressive redevelopment effort begun more than 20 years ago. Brimming with classic brick sidewalks leading to quaint antique shops and a variety of ethnic restaurants, Old Town is a turn-of-the-century western getaway. Among the city's annual events is the Clovis Rodeo, held on the last weekend in April and September's ClovisFest, an annual event which draws over 70,000 people and includes the "Red Hot & Real BBQ Championship" competition. Sports fans are only minutes away from professional action in the neighboring city of Fresno, home of three minor league pro teams. The Fresno Grizzlies play in the Pacific Coast League and serve as the Class Triple-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants. Hockey's Fresno Falcons play in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and Fresno is also home to the Central Valley Coyotes of the Arena Football 2 (Af2) League.

Demographics

People

Total Population102,148
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens12.1%
Employed Population 16+45,120
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married49.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$41,816
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,104
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,435

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,329
% Above Poverty Level86.8%
% Below Poverty Level13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,093
Median House Value$263,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45%
German14.4%
Irish8.7%
English8.7%
Italian6%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish1.9%
Portuguese1.9%
Swedish1.6%
Dutch1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Danishn1.1%
US/American1.1%
African0.9%
Polish0.9%
Arab0.7%
Russian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Belgian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Clovis Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fresno County
Standard Zip Codes93611, 93612, 93619
P.O. Box Zip Codes93613
Phone Area Codes559
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.83
Approximate Longitude-119.68

Clovis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFRESNO YOSEMITE INTL
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp66 to 97 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip11.2 inches
StationFRIANT GOVERNMENT CAMP
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp38 to 55 F
Apr Temp44 to 73 F
Jul Temp61 to 99 F
Oct Temp50 to 81 F
Annual Precip14.7 inches
StationBALCH POWER HOUSE
Distance34.8 miles
Jan Temp37 to 53 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip30.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fowler6,083$48,279
Fresno513,807$46,813
Kerman14,424$44,601
Parlier14,953$29,707
Sanger24,741$47,623
Selma24,228$45,303

Clovis Hospitals

Clovis Community Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2755 Herndon Avenue

Clovis Public Schools

Academy Of Arts And Sciences: Fresno
1865 Herndon Ave. K88
ZIP: 93611
Other
Total Enrollment 104
Alta Sierra Intermediate
380 W. Teague Ave.
ZIP: 93611
Middle
Total Enrollment 1425
Buchanan High
1560 N. Minnewawa Ave.
ZIP: 93611
High
Total Enrollment 2601
Cedarwood Elementary
2851 Palo Alto Ave.
ZIP: 93611
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Century Elementary
965 N. Sunnyside Ave.
ZIP: 93611
Primary
Total Enrollment 680
Clovis Community Day Elementary
1665 David E. Cook Way
ZIP: 93611
Middle
Total Enrollment 10
Clovis Community Day Secondary
1655 David E. Cook Way
ZIP: 93611
High
Total Enrollment 68
Clovis East High
2940 Leonard Ave.
ZIP: 93611
High
Total Enrollment 2100
Clovis Elementary
1100 Armstrong Ave.
ZIP: 93611
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Clovis High
1055 Fowler Ave.
ZIP: 93611
High
Total Enrollment 2973
Clovis Online Charter
1655 David E. Cook Way
ZIP: 93611
High
Total Enrollment 316
Cox Elementary
2191 Sierra Ave.
ZIP: 93611
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Enterprise Alternative
1550 Herndon Ave.
ZIP: 93611
Other
Total Enrollment 75
Freedom Elementary
2955 Gettysburg Ave.
ZIP: 93611
Primary
Total Enrollment 740
Garfield Elementary
1315 N. Peach Ave.
ZIP: 93611
Primary
Total Enrollment 753
Gateway High (continuation)
1550 Herndon Ave.
ZIP: 93611
High
Total Enrollment 228
Gettysburg Elementary
2100 Gettysburg Ave.
ZIP: 93611
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Jefferson Elementary
1880 Fowler Ave.
ZIP: 93611
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Miramonte Elementary
1590 Bellaire Ave.
ZIP: 93611
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
Quail Lake Environmental Charter
4087 N. Quail Lake Dr.
ZIP: 93611
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Red Bank Elementary
1454 Locan Ave.
ZIP: 93611
Primary
Total Enrollment 761
Reyburn Intermediate
2901 Dewolf Ave.
ZIP: 93611
Middle
Total Enrollment 1251
Clark Intermediate
902 Fifth St.
ZIP: 93612
Middle
Total Enrollment 1397
Cole Elementary
615 W. Stuart Ave.
ZIP: 93612
Primary
Total Enrollment 779
Sierra Vista Elementary
510 Barstow Ave.
ZIP: 93612
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Tarpey Elementary
2700 Minnewawa Ave.
ZIP: 93612
Primary
Total Enrollment 734
Weldon Elementary
150 Dewitt Ave.
ZIP: 93612
Primary
Total Enrollment 640
Bud Rank Elementary
3650 Powers Ave.
ZIP: 93619
Primary
Total Enrollment 859
Dry Creek Elementary
1273 N. Armstrong Ave.
ZIP: 93619
Primary
Total Enrollment 816
Reagan Elementary
3701 Ashlan Ave.
ZIP: 93619
Primary
Total Enrollment 702
Woods (harold L.) Elementary
700 Teague Ave.
ZIP: 93619
Primary
Total Enrollment 759

Clovis Private Schools

Valley Crescent School
547 W Nees Ave
ZIP: 93611
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School
108 N Villa Ave
ZIP: 93612
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
836 Dewitt Ave
ZIP: 93612
Elementary
Total Enrollment 171
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