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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.

People

Total Population7,525
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens7.8%
Employed Population 16+2,671
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6.2%
Median Earnings25+$20,929
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,692
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,583

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,769
% Above Poverty Level70.1%
% Below Poverty Level29.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone11.3%
Median Gross Rent$611
Median House Value$118,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)85.4%
US/American0.2%
English1.5%
Irish1.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Woodlake Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NE of Visalia, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City44 miles SE of Fresno, California
CountyTulare
Metro AreaVisalia - Tulare - Porterville
Standard Zip Codes93286
Phone Area Codes559
Time ZonePacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude36.413
Longitude-119.097

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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Woodlake, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Elderwood (93286)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dinuba23,243$36,707
Exeter10,481$47,074
Farmersville10,704$36,081
Lindsay12,980$31,858
Orange Cove9,565$25,030
Visalia127,842$55,788

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Woodlake High Schools

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WOODLAKE HIGH
400 W. WHITNEY AVE.
559-564-3307
A Title I School.
Serves 750 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.7

BRAVO LAKE HIGH (CONT.)
400 W. WHITNEY AVE.
559-564-8716
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 39 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

WOODLAKE COMMUNITY DAY
36220 MILLWOOD DR.
559-564-8716
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 15 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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