Fresno County, California Population 2021

Fresno County, California's estimated population is 1,013,400 with a growth rate of 0.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fresno County, California is the 11th largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 932,039 and has seen a growth of 8.73% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20211,013,4007,1500.71%
20201,006,2507,1490.72%
2019999,1017,1510.72%
2018991,9506,7120.68%
2017985,2388,4080.86%
2016976,8307,3420.76%
2015969,4888,9210.93%
2014960,5679,0530.95%
2013951,5146,4690.68%
2012945,0455,6390.60%
2011939,4067,3670.79%
2010932,039264,54939.63%
1990667,490152,86929.71%
1980514,621101,56824.59%
1970413,05347,10812.87%
1960365,94589,43032.34%
1950276,51597,95054.85%
1940178,56534,18623.68%
1930144,37915,60012.11%
1920128,77953,12270.21%
191075,65737,79599.82%
190037,8625,83618.22%
189032,02622,548237.90%
18809,4783,14249.59%
18706,3361,73137.59%
18604,6050.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.71%
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
932,039
Growth (since 2010)
8.73%
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Fresno County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White639,98565.00%
Some Other Race142,23714.45%
Asian101,85710.35%
Black or African American46,7824.75%
Two or More Races40,3844.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native11,6561.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,6200.16%
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Fresno County, California Population by Race

Fresno County, California Population Pyramid 2021

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Fresno County, California Median Age

32.2


Total

31.3


Male

33.1


Female

Fresno County, California Adults

There are 703,677 adults, (117,777 of whom are seniors) in Fresno County, California.

Fresno County, California Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Fresno County, California Sex Ratio

Female

493,375

50.11%

Male

491,146

49.89%

Fresno County, California Population by Age

Fresno County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fresno County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.4%31.6%
All53.3%46.7%
Non Family43.5%56.5%
Male41.5%58.5%
Female34%66%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fresno County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All307,9063.1453.3
Married143,9863.8168.4
Non Family85,4891.3343.5
Female54,3203.8934
Male24,1113.8841.5

3.69

Average Family Size

3.14

Average Household Size

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Fresno County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade83,46213.82%
9th to 12th Grade61,77010.22%
High School Graduate137,21322.71%
Some College141,36523.40%
Associates Degree52,4088.67%
Bachelors Degree84,76914.03%
Graduate Degree43,1507.14%
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Fresno County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fresno County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic280,944173,59628,488
White217,868201,04370,161
Other Race82,22847,1786,448
Asian63,92049,19420,648
Black28,14323,8505,190
Multiple Races17,72014,6704,174
Native American6,9865,507927
Islander1,088951151

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.28%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.30%.

Fresno County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,422$37,030$28,972
Less Than High School$20,197$23,593$14,020
High School Grad$28,743$31,869$23,117
Some College$34,388$41,609$29,713
Bachelors Degree$53,798$62,911$47,621
Graduate Degree$78,501$86,438$72,613

$32,422

Average Earnings

$37,030

Average Male

$28,972

Average Female

Fresno County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fresno County, California Language by Age

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Fresno County, California Language

55.40% of Fresno County, California residents speak only English, while 44.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.57% of the population.

Fresno County, California Language

Fresno County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic514,032144,57928.13%
Other139,48439,20528.11%
White284,75933,60211.80%
Asian100,89120,02619.85%
Black45,19415,96335.32%
Multiple39,1487,52919.23%
Native11,2473,15428.04%
Islander1,53949231.97%

22.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.97%

Male Poverty Rate

24.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fresno County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fresno County, California is Black, with 35.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fresno County, California is White, with 11.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.28%.

Fresno County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.47%
High School18.53%
Some College13.31%
Bachelors or Greater5.31%

Fresno County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.60%
Male Unemployed33.81%
Female Employed11.92%
Male Employed9.71%

Fresno County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fresno County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,969$74,776
Families$60,668$81,962
Married Families$78,964$100,253
Non Families$32,316$49,238
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Income by Household Type

Fresno County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Fresno County, California Married by Age and Sex

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Fresno County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fresno County, California Marital Status by Race

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Fresno County, California Marital Status

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36,125

Number of Veterans

33,434

Male Veterans

2,691

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam12,877
Second Gulf War7,540
First Gulf War5,705
Korea3,333
World War II1,591

Fresno County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 749,518
75+8,888
35 to 547,537
55 to 646,043
18 to 344,139

Fresno County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White27,2455.87%
Hispanic9,8252.87%
Other2,4182.44%
Black2,4067.23%
Asian2,3473.16%
2 or More1,1445.08%
Indian3924.76%
Hawaiian17313.39%

Fresno County, California Veterans by Race

Fresno County, California Veterans by Education

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8.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fresno County, California Veterans by Education

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61%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Fresno County, California Employment by Age

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Fresno County, California Employment by Race

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Fresno County, California Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.17%

Born in California

78.78%

Native Born

21.22%

Foreign Born

12.61%

Non Citizen

8.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.78% of Fresno County, California residents were born in the United States, with 67.17% having been born in California. 12.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fresno County, California Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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