The large city of Fresno, California is home to slightly more than 516,000 people. It's a great place to raise a family, as young children make up a higher percentage of the population here (9%) than nationally (6%), while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just under 34, is younger than most cities in California. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their residence, driven in part by a relatively reasonable average rent ($1,003 per month) that is considerably less than the state average.
Averaging about 23 minutes, the commute time for Fresno residents is quicker than the California average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (35%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't widely used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
Among residents over the age of 25 in Fresno, 12% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Many Fresno residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries make up 12% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of about $61,000, Fresno workers bring in about $25,000 less than the average California resident. Fresno's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).