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The 2000 Census showed that Fresno County had a population of 799,407 people. This represented 2.36% of the total population of California, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Fresno had a population of 915,267 people. This is an increase of 14.49% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010930,450+16.39%+1.66% since 2009
2009915,267+14.49%+1.34% since 2008
2008903,133+12.98%+1.49% since 2007
2007889,888+11.32%+1.35% since 2006
2006878,024+9.83%+1.22% since 2005
2005867,438+8.51%+1.2% since 2004
2004857,162+7.22%+1.54% since 2003
2003844,194+5.6%+1.93% since 2002
2002828,245+3.61%+1.95% since 2001
2001812,426+1.63%+1.63% since 2000
2000799,407The Last Census

Fresno County had 270,767 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Fresno County has a total area<3> of 6,017 square miles [15,585 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (54.7 square miles [141.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Fresno County had a population density of 134.1 people per square mile [51.8 people/km²], making it the state's 22nd most densely populated county (out of 58 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Fresno County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Fresno and the state of California.

Click here for the Fresno County QuickFact (QF-06019).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Fresno County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Orange CoveQF-065400810,6687,72238.15%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Fresno County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
InyoQF-06027   E17,29317,945-3.63%
KingsQF-06031   S148,764129,46114.91%
MaderaQF-06039   N148,632123,10920.73%
MercedQF-06047   NW245,321210,55416.51%
MonoQF-06051   NE12,92712,8530.58%
San BenitoQF-06069   W55,05853,2343.43%
TulareQF-06107   SE429,668368,02116.75%

The eastern boundary of the county is defined by the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Fresno. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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