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Overview

Introduction to Coalinga, California

Coalinga, California, in Fresno county, is 53 miles SW of Fresno, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Fresno metropolitan area. 

Coalinga History

The area in California which is presently known as Coalinga was established as a coaling station site in 1888 by the Southern Pacific Railway. Those were the days when trains used to run on steam engines which used burning coals for power. At that time this area was only referred to as Coaling Station A. The named stayed, but morphed into Coalinga. It was incorporated in 1906. The city suffered extensive damage due to a high intensity earthquake in May 1983.

Coalinga and nearby Attractions

  • Harris Ranch
  • Monterey
  • Morro Bay
  • Pismo Beach
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Sequoia/Kings National Park

Things To Do In Coalinga

Coalinga is a lively city. The city people organize several exciting activities throughout the year. Summer is the time for the Plaza Market. The Hot Air Balloon Festival is celebrated in November. People look forward to the Annual Horned Toad Derby which is organized during Memorial Day weekend.

Coalinga Transportation

The Fresno Yosemite International Airport serves the area.

Coalinga Higher Education

Coalinga is served by the West Hills Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,609
Male Share of the Population60.9%
Female Share of the Population39.1%
Senior Citizens6.8%
Employed Population 16+5,142
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married36.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.7%
Median Earnings25+$33,417
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,226
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,188

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,817
% Above Poverty Level76.3%
% Below Poverty Level23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$833
Median House Value$153,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)69.1%
German7.1%
Irish5.8%
English3.7%
Italian2.5%
Dutch1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Scottish1.1%
Swedish0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
Polish0.6%
Arab0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Russian0.3%
African0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Coalinga Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fresno County
Standard Zip Codes93210
Phone Area Codes559
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.19
Approximate Longitude-120.39

Coalinga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCOALINGA
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp38 to 58 F
Apr Temp47 to 78 F
Jul Temp66 to 99 F
Oct Temp51 to 83 F
Annual Precip8.3 inches
StationPRIEST VALLEY
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 57 F
Apr Temp35 to 69 F
Jul Temp50 to 93 F
Oct Temp39 to 78 F
Annual Precip21 inches
StationFIVE POINTS 5 SSW
Distance19.6 miles
Jan Temp39 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 76 F
Jul Temp63 to 96 F
Oct Temp51 to 80 F
Annual Precip7.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avenal13,590$35,125
Huron6,821$26,324

Coalinga Public Libraries

Coalinga-huron Unified School District Libr
305 N. FOURTH ST.
Coalinga, California
(559) 935-1676

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Coalinga Hospitals

Coalinga Regional Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
1191 Phelps Avenue
Department Of State Hospital - Coalinga
(Government - State)
24511 West Jayne Avenue
(559) 935-4300

Coalinga Public Schools

Annie E. Cheney Kindergarten
149 Adams St.
ZIP: 93210
Primary
Total Enrollment 82
Cambridge High
516 Baker St.
ZIP: 93210
High
Total Enrollment 54
Coalinga High
750 Van Ness Ave.
ZIP: 93210
High
Total Enrollment 1194
Coalinga Middle
265 Cambridge Ave.
ZIP: 93210
Middle
Total Enrollment 604
Henry F. Bishop Elementary
1501 Sunset Ave.
ZIP: 93210
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Miles W. Culwell Community Day
275 Cambridge Ave.
ZIP: 93210
High
Total Enrollment 6
Nell Dawson Elementary
1303 Sunset Ave.
ZIP: 93210
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Sunset Elementary
985 Sunset Ave.
ZIP: 93210
Middle
Total Enrollment 422

Coalinga Private Schools

Faith Christian Academy
450 W Elm St
ZIP: 93210
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 95
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