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Overview

Introduction to Firebaugh, California

Firebaugh, California is 30 miles S of Merced, California and 38 miles W of Fresno. It is in Fresno County. The city is part of the Fresno metro area. 

Firebaugh History

Firebaugh was incorporated in 1914. The city was named after a renowned local entrepreneur, Andrew D. Firebaugh. Ferries were the major mode of transportation in Firebaugh before bridges, roads and railway tracks were constructed, and the San Joaquin River played a key role in the development of the area. Andrew Firebaugh built a toll road from Bell Station to Pacheco Pass, improving transportation in the area. The toll road went along a route parallel to the current State Route 152.

Firebaugh and Nearby Attractions

  • Castle Air Museum.
  • George J. Hatfield State Park.
  • Fresno Art Museum.
  • Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge.
  • San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area.

Things To Do In Firebaugh

The Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge, the Volta State Wildlife Area and the Merced National Wildlife Refuge are all accessible from Firebaugh. The San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, located in San Joaquin Valley, offers opportunities for fishing, boating, camping and board sailing.

Firebaugh Transportation

Fresno Yosemite International is the nearest major airport.

Firebaugh Higher Education

Merced College, West Hills Community College and California State University-Stanislaus are the local centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,176
Male Share of the Population53.1%
Female Share of the Population46.9%
Senior Citizens5.1%
Employed Population 16+3,107
Age of the Population26

Families

% of people married37.2%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher5.3%
Median Earnings25+$21,811
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,913
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,273

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,212
% Above Poverty Level63.2%
% Below Poverty Level36.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home0.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone6%
Median Gross Rent$676
Median House Value$122,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)87.2%
Arab2.2%
German1.6%
Italian1.5%
Irish1.2%
Portuguese0.5%
Danishn0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Swedish0.1%
English0.1%
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Firebaugh Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fresno County
Standard Zip Codes93622
Phone Area Codes209,559
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.85
Approximate Longitude-120.54

Firebaugh Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMADERA
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp37 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp63 to 97 F
Oct Temp49 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.9 inches
StationLOS BANOS DET RESV
Distance27.8 miles
Jan Temp39 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 72 F
Jul Temp64 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 78 F
Annual Precip8.3 inches
StationFRIANT GOVERNMENT CAMP
Distance42 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chowchilla18,195$36,981
Dos Palos5,103$37,125
Kerman14,424$44,601
Madera63,398$41,464
Mendota11,394$24,990
San Joaquin4,011$23,184

Firebaugh Public Schools

Arthur E. Mills Intermediate
1191 P St.
ZIP: 93622
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
El Puente High
1691 Saipan Ave.
ZIP: 93622
High
Total Enrollment 6
Firebaugh Community Day
1666 Saipan Ave.
ZIP: 93622
Other
Total Enrollment 3
Firebaugh High
1976 Morris Kyle Dr.
ZIP: 93622
High
Total Enrollment 694
Firebaugh Middle
1600 16th St.
ZIP: 93622
Middle
Total Enrollment 503
Hazel M. Bailey Primary
1691 Q St.
ZIP: 93622
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
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