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The population of Coalinga is approximately 17,080 (2005), 13380 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,500 (2005), 3896 (2010).

The amount of land area in Coalinga is 8.074 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Coalinga is 5.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.052 sq kilometers.
The distance from Coalinga to Washington DC is 2465 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 174 miles. (as the crow flies)
Coalinga is positioned 36.14 degrees north of the equator and 120.35 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Coalinga elevation is 676 feet above sea level.
Coalinga median income is $38,133 (2000).

The Coalinga median home price is $86,900 (2000).

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Coalinga location: about ten miles west of Interstate 5 in Pleasant Valley along the edge of California's Coast Range Mountains. It is about sixty miles from Fresno. Other nearby communities include Avenal, Huron, Cantua Creek, Kettleman City, Lemoore Station, Shandon, San Joaquin and San Miguel.

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The weather in Coalinga is moderate with mild winters and warm summers. Here is a current weather page for Coalinga.
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Coalinga history:

Coalinga is one of the mining boom towns, but unlike many of these flash-in-the-pan places, Coalinga survived. In 2006, the community is 100 years old. It is the only incorporated city in Fresno County. Though oil helped the community to prosper, it was really coal that helped to name the city back in 1891. It is said that there were three coaling stations called A,B, and C. The city name was made from combining coaling with Station A. Even the Native Americans of the area used the oil making the industry a long established one. It also became a large trade item among the early settlers. By 1867, drilling began in the area. A post office was established here in 1889. In 1891, the Southern Pacific Railroad purchased a homestead of 160 acres from M.I. Curtis and the town site of Coalinga was laid out. Coalinga became the third largest California shipping point in the state by 1910. The citizenry pushed for incorporation successfully in April 1906 helping the city to move from oil boom town status to an established growing and successful community. Though oil was abundant, potable water was not. Drinking water had to be brought in to Coalinga under 1972 when water from the San Luis Canal began to arrive. In fact, most homes had three kitchen faucets, one cold, one hot and one drinking water.

ON 2 May 1983, a large 6.7 earthquake shook Coalinga, leveling a major portion of the downtown area. The spirit of survival was again awakened here as residents began to clean up and re-built after the disaster.

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Coalinga attractions:

The Annual Horned Toad Derby, held each May for over 70 years!
sponsored by the Coalinga Area Chamber of Commerce

R.C. Baker Memorial Museum
297 W. Elm Ave.
Coalinga, CA 93210
Phone: 559-935-1914
This museum features the history of the Coalinga area.

Claremont Custody Center
185 West Gale Avenue
Coalinga, CA 93210
Phone: 559-935-0851

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