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Overview

Introduction to Woodlake, California

Woodlake, California, in Tulare county, is 12 miles NE of Visalia, California and 44 miles SE of Fresno, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Visalia-Tulare-Porterville metropolitan area with.

Woodlake History

The area now known as Woodlake was established by Gilbert F. Stevenson, a rich land developer from Southern California, in 1912. Stevenson played a great role initiating the development of the community. The city of Woodlake is located in Tulare County, which was founded in 1852. It was created from portions of Mariposa County. The county was named after Tulare Lake. It was once the largest freshwater lake to the west of Great Lakes.

Woodlake and Nearby Attractions

  • Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum.
  • Pixley National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Hanford Carnegie Museum.
  • Lake Kaweah Recreation Area.
  • Fort Roosevelt Natural Science and History Museum.
  • Jennie Lakes Wilderness.

Things To Do In Woodlake

The Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, the Devils Postpile National Monument and the Rainbow's End Theme Park are all nearby. The Oak Patch Golf Course is the local golf course. Local parks include the Jennie Lakes Wilderness, the Lake Kaweah Recreation Area and the Pixley National Wildlife Refuge.

Woodlake Transportation

Fresno Yosemite International is the nearest major airport.

Woodlake Higher Education

Bakersfield College, Reedley College and Fresno City College are the local colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,631
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens8.5%
Employed Population 16+2,687
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.1%
Median Earnings25+$21,873
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,284
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,607

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,556
% Above Poverty Level63.1%
% Below Poverty Level36.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone9.5%
Median Gross Rent$681
Median House Value$141,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)89.1%
Irish1.5%
German1.4%
Italian1.2%
English1.1%
Scottish0.5%
Portuguese0.2%
Welsh0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
US/American0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Woodlake Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tulare County
Standard Zip Codes93286
Phone Area Codes559
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.46
Approximate Longitude-119.1

Woodlake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLEMON COVE
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp37 to 57 F
Apr Temp47 to 77 F
Jul Temp63 to 99 F
Oct Temp51 to 82 F
Annual Precip14.5 inches
StationTHREE RIVERS EDISON PH 1
Distance13.4 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
StationLINDSAY
Distance15 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dinuba23,712$39,501
Exeter10,520$51,643
Farmersville10,738$37,669
Lindsay13,167$34,110
Orange Cove9,567$25,922
Visalia130,047$60,266

Woodlake Public Schools

Bravo Lake High
450 W. Sequoia
ZIP: 93286
High
Total Enrollment 34
Castle Rock Elementary
360 N. Castle Rock St.
ZIP: 93286
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
Francis J. White Learning Center
700 N. Cypress St.
ZIP: 93286
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Woodlake Community Day
36220 Millwood Dr.
ZIP: 93286
High
Total Enrollment 15
Woodlake High
400 W. Whitney Ave.
ZIP: 93286
High
Total Enrollment 676
Woodlake Valley Middle
497 N. Palm St.
ZIP: 93286
Middle
Total Enrollment 493
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