Fowler, California

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Fowler, California
City
City of Fowler
Official seal of Fowler, California
Seal
Location of Fowler in Fresno County, California.
Location of Fowler in Fresno County, California.
Fowler, California is located in the US
Fowler, California
Fowler, California
Location in the United States
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]
Government
 • Mayor David Cardenas[2]
 • Mayor Pro-Tem Daniel T. Parra[2]
 • State Senate Jean Fuller (R)[3]
 • State Assembly Joaquin Arambula (D)[4]
 • U. S. Congress David Valadao (R)[5]
Area[6]
 • Total 2.52 sq mi (6.52 km2)
 • Land 2.52 sq mi (6.52 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0%
Elevation[7] 308 ft (94 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,570
 • Estimate (2016)[8] 6,348
 • Density 2,523.05/sq mi (974.01/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code 93625
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-25436
GNIS feature IDs 1659724, 2410538
Website www.fowlercity.org

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,[9] at an elevation of 308 feet (94 m).[7] The population was 5,570 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Fowler's first post office opened in 1882.[9] Fowler was incorporated June 15, 1908.[1] The community was named for rancher Thomas Fowler, an early 1870s California state senator.[9]

Geography[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910675
19201,528126.4%
19301,171−23.4%
19401,53130.7%
19501,85721.3%
19601,8921.9%
19702,23918.3%
19802,49611.5%
19903,20828.5%
20003,97924.0%
20105,57040.0%
Est. 20166,348[8]14.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

The 2010 United States Census[11] 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]

  • Ernest A. Bedrosian, founder of the Raisin Bargaining Association (RBA) 1967. His dynamic organizational skill brought together over 1,000 raisin growers to form the largest agricultural bargaining association in America. The RBA's bargaining power was instrumental in increasing raisin grower returns from $180/ton to a recent record of $1,900/ton with a corresponding record increase for raisin grower land values.
  • Richard Hagopian, American Oriental-style oud player and traditional Armenian musician.
  • Victor Davis Hanson, classicist, historian, and political writer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. 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. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 19, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c "Fowler". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  8. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1036. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Fowler city". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 

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