West Park, California

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West Park
census-designated place
West Park is located in California
West Park
West Park
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°42′37″N 119°51′05″W / 36.71028°N 119.85139°W / 36.71028; -119.85139Coordinates: 36°42′37″N 119°51′05″W / 36.71028°N 119.85139°W / 36.71028; -119.85139
Country  United States
State  California
County Fresno County
 • Total 1.792 sq mi (4.640 km2)
 • Land 1.792 sq mi (4.640 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 266 ft (81 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,157
 • Density 650/sq mi (250/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature IDs 1656404, 2628799
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Park, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Park, California

West Park is a census-designated place[3] in Fresno County, California.[2] It is located 5 miles (8 km) southwest of downtown Fresno,[4] at an elevation of 266 feet (81 m).[2] West Park's population is 1,157.


The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that West Park had a population of 1,157. The population density was 645.8 people per square mile (249.3/km²). The racial makeup of West Park was 602 (52.0%) White, 32 (2.8%) African American, 32 (2.8%) Native American, 54 (4.7%) Asian, 1 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 370 (32.0%) from other races, and 66 (5.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 879 persons (76.0%).

The Census reported that 1,157 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 294 households, out of which 153 (52.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 150 (51.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 53 (18.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 34 (11.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 28 (9.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 47 households (16.0%) were made up of individuals and 18 (6.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.94. There were 237 families (80.6% of all households); the average family size was 4.29.

The population was spread out with 381 people (32.9%) under the age of 18, 116 people (10.0%) aged 18 to 24, 296 people (25.6%) aged 25 to 44, 254 people (22.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 110 people (9.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.8 years. For every 100 females there were 111.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.4 males.

There were 328 housing units at an average density of 183.1 per square mile (70.7/km²), of which 174 (59.2%) were owner-occupied, and 120 (40.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.2%. 624 people (53.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 533 people (46.1%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Park, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Park, California
  4. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1125. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  5. ^ 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.