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Encyclopedia > Kings County, California
Kings County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Kings County
Location in the state of California
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California's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1893
Seat Hanford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

3,604 km² (1,391 mi²)
3,603 km² (1,391 mi²)
1 km² (0 mi²), 0.04%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

129,461
36/km² 
Website: www.countyofkings.com

Kings County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, southeast of Fresno County. It is located in a rich agricultural region. The county seat is Hanford. It is part of the Hanford - Corcoran Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA Code 25260). The population was 129,461 at the time of the 2000 census. However, the California Department of Finance estimates that the county's population had grown to 151,381 as of January 1, 2007. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_CA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): California ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Hanford is the county seat of Kings County, California. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... The California Central Valley Part of the Valley as seen from overhead A typical Central Valley scene at ground level The California Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the U.S. state of California. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Fresno County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, south of Stockton and north of Bakersfield. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Hanford is the county seat of Kings County, California. ... Hanford is the county seat of Kings County, California. ... Corcoran is a city located in Kings County, California. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...

Contents

History

Kings County was formed in 1893 from the western part of Tulare County. In 1909 a triangular area of 118 square miles was taken from Fresno County and added to Kings County [[1]] Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Tulare County is a county located in U.S. state of Californias Central Valley, south of Fresno. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


W Ferrari


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,604 km² (1,391 mi²). 3,603 km² (1,391 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it (0.04%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Most of the historic Tulare Lake was within Kings County. Although reclaimed for farming late in the 19th Century, it was once was considered to be the largest freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes. Tulare Lake is an extinct fresh-water lake that was formerly the largest to be completely enclosed within the territories of the Unites States. ...


Cities and towns

Armona is a census-designated place located in Kings County, California. ... Avenal is a city in Kings County, California, United States. ... Corcoran is a city located in Kings County, California. ... Hanford is the county seat of Kings County, California. ... Home Garden is a census-designated place located in Kings County, California. ... Kettleman City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kings County, California, United States. ... Lemoore is a city in Kings County, California, United States. ... Lemoore Station is a census-designated place located in Kings County, California. ... Stratford is a census-designated place located in Kings County, California. ...

Adjacent Counties

Kern County is a county located in the southern Central Valley of the U.S. state of California. ... Tulare County is a county located in U.S. state of Californias Central Valley, south of Fresno. ... Fresno County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, south of Stockton and north of Bakersfield. ... Monterey County is a county located on the Pacific coast of California, its northwestern section forming the southern half of Monterey Bay. ... San Luis Obispo County is a county located on the central Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. ...

Transportation Infrastructure

Major Highways

Image File history File links I-5. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Image File history File links California_33. ... State Route 33 is a California State Highway that travels in a north-south direction between central and southern California. ... Image File history File links California_41. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-1 SLO 0. ... Image File history File links California_43. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE CA-119 KER 0. ... Image File history File links California_198. ... The coolest freeway in the world. ...

Public Transportation

Kings Area Rural Transit, or KART provides intra-city service in Hanford as well as routes linking communities around the county. A special route runs into Fresno for medical trips.


Amtrak trains stop in Corcoran and Hanford. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ...


Orange Belt Stages provides inter-city bus service to and from Hanford. Connections with Greyhound can be made in Visalia or Paso Robles. Orange Belt Stages (OBS) is a bus company based in Visalia, California. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ...


Airports

Hanford Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport located just southeast of Hanford. Hanford Municipal Airport (ICAO: KHJO, FAA LID: HJO), formerly O18, is a public airport located one mile (1. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 129,461 people, 34,418 households, and 26,983 families residing in the county. However, the California Department of Finance estimates that the population had grown to 149,758 as of July 1, 2006 [1]. The population density based on the 2000 census was 36/km² (93/mi²). There were 36,563 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 53.68% White, 8.30% Black or African American, 1.68% Native American, 3.07% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 28.28% from other races, and 4.79% from two or more races. 43.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 63.6% spoke English, 30.9% Spanish, 1.4% Tagalog, 1.4% Portuguese and 1.3% Samoan as their first language. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ...


There were 34,418 households out of which 46.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 14.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.60% were non-families. 17.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.18 and the average family size was 3.56. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 35.00% from 25 to 44, 16.80% from 45 to 64, and 7.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 134.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 148.80 males.


The Luca income for a household in the county was $35,749, and the median income for a family was $38000,111. Males had a median income of $31,700 versus $24,772 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,848. About 15.80% of families and 19.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.90% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


References

  1. ^ California Department of Finance, Table E-2, California County Population Estimates and Percent Change, Revised July 1, 2000 through Provisional July 1, 2006

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Kings County, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (427 words)
Kings County is a county located in the Central Valley of California, southeast of Fresno County.
The county derives its name from the Kings River, which, according to Padre Munoz' diary of the Moraga Expedition of 1806, was discovered in 1805 by an exploring expedition and named Rio de los Santos Reyes (River of the Holy Kings).
In the county the population is spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 35.00% from 25 to 44, 16.80% from 45 to 64, and 7.40% who are 65 years of age or older.
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