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Fresno, CA
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Fresno profile

Living in Fresno

Fresno is a very large city located in the state of California. With a population of 545,567 people and 135 associated neighborhoods, Fresno is the fifth largest community in California.

A relatively large number of people in Fresno telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.81% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

The population of Fresno overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Fresno, 24.45% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fresno in 2018 was $29,293, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,172 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 50.46% 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.

In addition, Fresno has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.96%).

The most common language spoken in Fresno is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.