Fowler, California

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City of Fowler
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°38′N 119°41′W / 36.633°N 119.683°W / 36.633; -119.683Coordinates: 36°38′N 119°41′W / 36.633°N 119.683°W / 36.633; -119.683
Country  United States
State  California
County Fresno
Incorporated June 15, 1908[1]
 • Mayor David Cardenas[2]
 • Mayor Pro-Tem Daniel T. Parra[2]
 • State Senate Andy Vidak (R)[3]
 • State Assembly Henry T. Perea (D)[4]
 • U. S. Congress David Valadao (R)[5]
 • Total 2.531 sq mi (6.556 km2)
 • Land 2.531 sq mi (6.556 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[7] 308 ft (94 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,570
 • Density 2,200/sq mi (850/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93625
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-25436
GNIS feature IDs 1659724, 2410538

Fowler (formerly, Fowler's Switch)[7] is a city in Fresno County, California, United States. It is located within the San Joaquin Valley. It has a strong agricultural community, with lush grape vineyards and expansive farmland. Fowler is located 11 miles (18 km) southeast of downtown Fresno,[8] at an elevation of 308 feet (94 m).[7] The population was 5,570 at the 2010 census.


Fowler's first post office opened in 1882.[8] Fowler was incorporated June 15, 1908.[1] The community was named for rancher Thomas Fowler, early 1870s California state senator.[8]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census[9] reported that Fowler had a population of 5,570. The population density was 2,200.3 people per square mile (849.6/km²). The racial makeup of Fowler was 2,634 (47.3%) White, 104 (1.9%) African American, 136 (2.4%) Native American, 610 (11.0%) Asian, 8 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 1,800 (32.3%) from other races, and 278 (5.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3,687 persons (66.2%).

The Census reported that 5,523 people (99.2% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 47 (0.8%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,723 households, out of which 838 (48.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 932 (54.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 276 (16.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 120 (7.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 114 (6.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 14 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 333 households (19.3%) were made up of individuals and 118 (6.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.21. There were 1,328 families (77.1% of all households); the average family size was 3.68.

The population was spread out with 1,662 people (29.8%) under the age of 18, 591 people (10.6%) aged 18 to 24, 1,558 people (28.0%) aged 25 to 44, 1,203 people (21.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 556 people (10.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.6 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

There were 1,842 housing units at an average density of 727.7 per square mile (280.9/km²), of which 1,102 (64.0%) were owner-occupied, and 621 (36.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.6%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.2%. 3,651 people (65.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,872 people (33.6%) lived in rental housing units.

Notable natives and residents[edit]

  • Richard Hagopian, American Oriental-style oud player and traditional Armenian musician.
  • Alvin Cole, former and retired owner of the Al Cole Auto Supply, which was located on Merced Street in downtown Fowler, CA across from the neighborhood pharmacy.
  • Christopher Robert Cole, Artist, Musician and founder of One Last Caress, a Deathrock band.


  1. ^ a b "California Cities by Incorporation Date" (Word). California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Fowler City Council". City of Fowler. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "California's 21st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ U.S. Census
  7. ^ a b c "Fowler". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  8. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1036. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  9. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.

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