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Avenal is a city in Kings County, in the Hanford-Corcoran metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "oat field"
The latitude of Avenal is 36.004N. The longitude is -120.128W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 807 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,813.
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3% of Avenal residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Avenal ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Avenal was $14,090, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Avenal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Avenal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $388. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $687.
Libraries in Avenal include Avenal Library ... View libraries
Kings County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Avenal political report.
The average commute time for Avenal workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Avenal between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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