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Fresno is a city in Fresno County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Spanish for "ash tree."
The latitude of Fresno is 36.747N. The longitude is -119.771W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 308 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 451,455.
Thousands of Japanese-Americans were held at the Fresno Fairgrounds during World War II.
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9% of Fresno residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fresno ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fresno was $15,010, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Fresno residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Fresno, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $449. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,023.
Libraries in Fresno include Cedar Clinton Neighborhood Library, Central Library, Fig Garden Regional Library, Gillis Neighborhood Library, Ivy Center Neighborhood Library, Mosqueda Neighborhood Library, Politi Neighborhood Library, Sunnyside Neighborhood Library, Talking Book Library for the Blind ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fresno include Fresno Bee
TV stations in Fresno include K02OH, K12OZ, KAIL, KFSN, KGPE, KSEE, KVPT.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KVPR.
Fresno County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fresno political report.
Fresno restaurants taking online reservations include Campagnia, Chef's Table, Slates Restaurant ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Fresno workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 138 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fresno between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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