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Kings County,

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93230

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Hanford is approximately 50,370 (2007), 53967 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 14,721 (2000), 17492 (2010).

The amount of land area in Hanford is 29.902 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hanford is 13.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hanford to Washington DC is 2424 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 182 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hanford is positioned 36.32 degrees north of the equator and 119.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Hanford elevation is 246 feet above sea level.
Hanford per capita income is $17,504 (2000).
Hanford median income is $43,200 (2005).

The Hanford median home price is $199,100 (2005).

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Location

Hanford location: west of Tulare from Hwy 99 in the California central valley midway between San Francisco, 215 miles to the north, and Los Angeles, 215 miles to the south. It is located in the north central portion of the county, the city is 32 miles south of Fresno. Other nearby communities include Visalia, Home Garden, Armona, Laton, Lemoore, Traver, Kingsburg, Goshen and Stratford.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Hanford is moderate with hot, dry summersand cool winters. One of the hallmarks the the winter months is the dense Tule fog. Most rain falls from November through April with an average annual rainfall amount of 8.97 inches.
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History & History Related Items

Hanford history:

Hanford was named for James Madison Hanford who was an executive with the Southern Pacific Railroad. Once the rails were laid, the sleepy sheep camp began to grow and develop into a town. The area experienced a number of fires that devastated large areas. The need for fire protection was one of the reasons for incorporation in 1891. Also in 1891, an electrical generation plant opened bringing with it electric lights!

The Mussel Slough Tragedy occurred in 1880 in a dispute over land titles. See historical events for more information.

Hanford is known for "China Alley." This is a 100 year-old Chinatown which was preserved by Chef Winy's family. Many famous people, including US Presidents, Eisenhower and Truman, Mao Tse-Tung and Chiang Kai-shek have eaten here.

Historical sites in Hanford.
The incorporation date of Hanford: August 8, 1891

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Attractions

Hanford attractions:

The Kings Fair
The County Fair is usually held during July. Other events occur often during the year. See the website for more information

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