Fresno is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 531,576 people and 127 constituent neighborhoods, Fresno is the fifth largest community in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fresno is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fresno is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fresno who work in office and administrative support (11.51%), sales jobs (10.23%), and management occupations (7.21%).
Fresno is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Fresno is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Fresno is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 81.85% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Fresno. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Fresno landscape.
The citizens of Fresno are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.93% of adults in Fresno having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fresno in 2018 was $23,564, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,256 for a family of four. However, Fresno contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fresno is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fresno home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Fresno, accounting for 49.61% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Fresno residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fresno include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Armenian.
Fresno also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.37%.
The most common language spoken in Fresno is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.