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Overview

Introduction to Lindsay, California

Lindsay, California, in Tulare county, is 14 miles SE of Visalia, California and 53 miles SE of Fresno, California. The people of the city are in the Visalia-Tulare-Porterville metropolitan area. 

Lindsay History

Credited as 'Central California's Citrus Center,' the history of Lindsay dates back to the 1880s when Julius Orton took up a homestead beside the property of the Keeley brothers and planted the region's first orange trees. However, even prior to Orton and Keeley, the Yandanche Indian tribe had come into the valley for hunting and fishing purposes. With the advent of the Southern Pacific Railroad in the year 1889, the city of Lindsay underwent rapid development. The planning of the city was carried out by Capt. Hutchinson and the city was named after his wife, Sadie Lindsay Patton Hutchinson. The incorporation of the City of Lindsay occurred on February 28, 1910.

Lindsay and Nearby Attractions

  • Lindsay-Strathmore Building.
  • Lindsay Unified School District Office.
  • Lindsay Branch Tulare County Library.
  • Lindsay City Hall.
  • First Church of the Nazarene.
  • Olive Bowl Park.

Things To Do In Lindsay

Lindsay has a number of historic buildings like the Strathmore Building, the County Library and city hall. Visitors interested in learning about the historical and cultural heritage of Lindsay can take a tour of these places. There are quite a few churches in the neighboring area, and the amusement parks provide entertainment facilities for adults and children alike. Enthusiastic shoppers can also tour the numerous shopping centers dotting the city's streets. The city hosts a number of annual shows, the most popular among them being the Orange Blossom Festival.

Lindsay Transportation

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the local major airport.

Lindsay Higher Education

The city is served by the College Of The Sequoias.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,052
Male Share of the Population52%
Female Share of the Population48%
Senior Citizens7.5%
Employed Population 16+4,598
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married47%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher5.7%
Median Earnings25+$17,017
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,520
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,685

Wealth

Median Family Income$33,980
% Above Poverty Level62.2%
% Below Poverty Level37.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone17.3%
Median Gross Rent$705
Median House Value$122,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)88.8%
Arab2.5%
German1.3%
Irish0.7%
English0.5%
French Except Basque0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Italian0.2%
Australian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Lindsay Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tulare County
Standard Zip Codes93247
Phone Area Codes559
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.2
Approximate Longitude-119.08

Lindsay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLINDSAY
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp36 to 58 F
Apr Temp45 to 77 F
Jul Temp61 to 98 F
Oct Temp47 to 81 F
Annual Precip12.5 inches
StationTHREE RIVERS EDISON PH 1
Distance22 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp65 to 100 F
Oct Temp49 to 82 F
Annual Precip24.3 inches
StationASH MOUNTAIN
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp36 to 58 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 97 F
Oct Temp51 to 80 F
Annual Precip26.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Exeter10,504$48,470
Farmersville10,699$35,633
Porterville58,472$41,559
Tulare61,664$50,923
Visalia128,738$56,310
Woodlake7,567$37,676

Lindsay Public Schools

Jefferson Elementary
333 N. W.wood Ave.
ZIP: 93247
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
John J. Cairns Continuation
290 N Harvard
ZIP: 93247
High
Total Enrollment 75
Kennedy Elementary
1701 E. Tulare Rd.
ZIP: 93247
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Lincoln Elementary
851 N. Stanford Ave.
ZIP: 93247
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Lindsay Community Day
270 N. Harvard
ZIP: 93247
High
Total Enrollment 10
Lindsay Senior High
1849 E. Tulare Rd.
ZIP: 93247
High
Total Enrollment 1079
Loma Vista Charter
290 N. Harvard
ZIP: 93247
Other
Total Enrollment 40
Reagan Elementary
340 N. Harvard
ZIP: 93247
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Roosevelt Elementary
461 W. Hickory
ZIP: 93247
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Washington Elementary
451 E. Samoa St.
ZIP: 93247
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
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