Fresno is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 530,093 people and 127 constituent neighborhoods, Fresno is the fifth largest community in California.
Unlike some cities, Fresno isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fresno are a mix 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 (11.57%), sales jobs (10.54%), and food service (6.91%).
Fresno is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Fresno. This makes Fresno a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Fresno presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
One important feature of Fresno is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 81.50% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Fresno anyway. So, if you like to drive, Fresno is the city for you! The landscape around Fresno reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.
The education level of Fresno citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.57% of adults in Fresno have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fresno in 2010 was $22,277, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,108 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 49.37% 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 French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Fresno's cultural character, accounting for 20.58% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Fresno is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.