Visalia California

About Visalia

Visalia is a city that is located in San Joaquin Valley in central California. Visalia was named after the ancestral home of Nathaniel Vises, Visalia, Kentucky.

According to the 2000 Census there were 91,565 people, 30,883 households, and 22,901 families living in Visalia. The city’s population density was 3,203.8 people per square mile. The median family income was $61,823 and $53,975 for a household. The income per capita was $23,751.

Visalia is racially made up of 54.9% White, 2.3% African American, 2.4% Native American, 6% Asian, and 35.6% Hispanic residents. Out of Visalia’s 30,883 households 41.1% had children under the age of 18 years of age living at home and 54.9% were married couples living together. Visalia has been rapidly and steadily growing its population since the first census in 1860. In the 10 years following the 2000 Census the city encountered a large growth in their population. They experienced a 35.9% growth in their population and went from 91,565 residents to 124,442 according to the 2010 Census.

Visalia experiences a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winter. In the summer Visalia is normally in the 80s or 90s during the day and at night the temperature will drop into the 60s. In the winter the city is generally in the 50s during the day and at night the temperature will drop into 30s. The hottest month of the year in Visalia is July and the coldest month is December. On average Visalia receives 10.8 inches of rain annually, with the bulk coming in the summer. Visalia is very unlikely to receive snowfall.


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