Community Demographics

The City of Avenal is an ethnically and culturally diverse city located within the Heart of California. Although the discovery of petroleum oil and gas established the small community of Avenal in 1929, the city's main commerce is the agriculture that has sustained the community. In 1979, the City of Avenal was incorporated as a City of the County of Kings and has remain one of the main municipalities for the County.

The residents and community members are hardworking and very family-oriented. With Family-owned Businesses to Farm Labor Seasonal workers, the City has a vas variety of background and history.

City Population and Demographics

*All data information is provided by the US Census Bureau*
City of Avenal Updated 4/27/2022
Total Population ( April 2020) 13,696
Population per square mile (2010) 798.3
Land Area in Square Miles 19.42
Veterans (2016-2020) 315
Foreign Born Persons (2016-2020) 39.7%
Age  
Persons 65 years and Older 4.9%
Persons under  18 years 30.8 %

Race and Hispanic Origin

 
White alone 41.8%
Black or African American alone 4.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.7%
Asian alone 0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0.1%
Two or More Races 9.8%
Hispanic or Latino 87.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Lation 8.4%
Housing  
Owner- Occupied Housing Unit Rate (2016-2020) 47.5%
Median Value of Owner-Occupied housing unit (2016-2020) $144,800.00
Median Gross Rent (2016-2020) $882.00
Income & Poverty  
Median Household Income (in 2020 dollars) (2016-2020) $49,781.00
Per Capita Income in Past 12 Months (in 2020 dollars (2016-2020 $12,128.00
Persons in Poverty 27.5%
*All data information is provided by the US Census Bureau*
City of Avenal Updated 4/27/2022
Economy  
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 43.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 50.7%
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 0
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 24,284
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $1,636
Transportation  
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020  
Businesses  
Total employer establishments, 2019  
Total employment, 2019  
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000)  
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019  
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018  
All firms, 2012 255
Men-owned firms, 2012 93
Women-owned firms, 2012 131
Minority-owned firms, 2012 191
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 55
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 30
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 216
For more Information, Please to the U.S. Census website at www.census.gov

City of Avenal Elected Officials Representatives  *updated 2022

UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES:

U.S. SENATORS
ALEX PADILLA
DIANNE FEINSTEIN

U.S HOUSE OF REPRESNTATIVES
CALIFORNIA DISTRICT 21
DAVID VALADAO


CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE - CALIFORNIA DISTRICT 14
MELISSA HURTADO

CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY - DISTRICT 32
RUDY SALAS