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Overview

Introduction to Kingsburg, California

Kingsburg, California, in Fresno county, is 19 miles NW of Visalia, California and 20 miles SE of Fresno, California. The city is located in the Fresno metropolitan area. 

Kingsburg History

Kingsburg was originally known as Kings River Switch. It was settled by two Swedish natives in the early 1870s. The present town site was established in 1874. In the same year, the city was renamed Kingsbury. It became Kingsburgh in 1876 and adopted its present spelling in 1894. The city was officially incorporated on May 11, 1908. It adopted the nickname "Little Sweden" in 1921, as 94 percent of the total population of Kingsburg at that time was Swedish-American.

Kingsburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Reedley Museum.
  • Lake Kaweah Recreation Area.
  • Meux Home Museum.
  • Millerton Lake State Recreation Area.
  • Fort Roosevelt Natural Science and History Museum.

Things To Do In Kingsburg

Kingsburg's parks include the Bicentennial Park, Memorial Park and Kingsburg City Park. The Meux Home Museum, the Tulare County Museum, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum and the Discovery Center are all accessible from Kingsburg as well. The Millerton Lake State Recreation Area and the Lake Kaweah Recreation Area offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Evangelical Mission Covenant Church, the Kingsburg Buddhist Church and the Church of the Nazarene are all nearby as well.

Kingsburg Transportation

Fresno Yosemite International Airports is the nearest major airport.

Kingsburg Higher Education

Reedley College, Fresno City College and California State University-Fresno are all accessible from Kingsburg.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,716
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+4,720
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married51.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.7%
Median Earnings25+$38,633
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,678

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,938
% Above Poverty Level82.2%
% Below Poverty Level17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.3%
Median Gross Rent$886
Median House Value$230,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.4%
German17.9%
Irish8%
English7%
Swedish5.2%
Italian4.8%
Dutch2.4%
French Except Basque1.8%
Welsh1.4%
Danishn1.3%
US/American1.1%
Scottish1%
Croatian0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Portuguese0.7%
Polish0.7%
Greek0.5%
Belgian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Basque0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Kingsburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fresno County
Standard Zip Codes93631
Phone Area Codes559
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.48
Approximate Longitude-119.5

Kingsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHANFORD 1 S
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp63 to 96 F
Oct Temp49 to 80 F
Annual Precip8.5 inches
StationORANGE COVE
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp37 to 56 F
Apr Temp46 to 76 F
Jul Temp62 to 99 F
Oct Temp49 to 82 F
Annual Precip12.2 inches
StationLEMOORE REEVES NAS
Distance25.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 56 F
Apr Temp45 to 77 F
Jul Temp60 to 98 F
Oct Temp48 to 82 F
Annual Precip7.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dinuba23,465$38,231
Fowler6,083$48,279
Parlier14,953$29,707
Reedley25,273$44,694
Sanger24,741$47,623
Selma24,228$45,303

Kingsburg Public Schools

Clay Elementary
12449 S. Smith Ave.
ZIP: 93631
Primary
Total Enrollment 250
Island Community Day
1776 Sixth Ave. Dr.
ZIP: 93631
Middle
Total Enrollment 2
Kings River Elementary
3961 Ave. 400
ZIP: 93631
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Kingsburg Community Charter Extension
1776 Sixth Ave.
ZIP: 93631
Primary
Total Enrollment 189
Kingsburg High
1900 18th Ave.
ZIP: 93631
High
Total Enrollment 1131
Kingsburg Independent Study High
2311 Sierra St.
ZIP: 93631
High
Total Enrollment 49
Lincoln Elementary
1900 Mariposa St.
ZIP: 93631
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Oasis Continuation High
2311 Sierra St.
ZIP: 93631
High
Total Enrollment 42
Rafer Johnson Junior High
1300 Stroud Ave.
ZIP: 93631
Middle
Total Enrollment 460
Ronald W. Reagan Elementary
1180 Diane Ave.
ZIP: 93631
Middle
Total Enrollment 694
Roosevelt Elementary
1185 Tenth St.
ZIP: 93631
Primary
Total Enrollment 243
Washington Elementary
1501 Ellis St.
ZIP: 93631
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
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