Avenal Kings County, California
LOCATION: Avenal, incorporated September 18, 1979, is located 180 miles north of Los Angeles, 200 miles south of both San Francisco and Sacramento, and 58 miles south of Fresno.
|Click on city name to view profile||Avenal||Corcoran||Hanford||Lemoore|
|City Profiles||Demographics||Major Employers||Transportation||Utilities||Wage Survey||Work Force|
|General Info||ECONOMIC GROWTH & TRENDS|
|Climate||Population *||1990||2003||2004||2005||04-05% Change|
|Sewer Service||Taxable Sales **||1990||2003||2004||03-04% Change|
|Storm Drain/Flood Ctrl||Kings Co.||$582,000,000||$1,007,437,000||$1,089,349,000||8.1%|
|Telephone||Other ***||1990||2002||2003||02-03% Change|
|Taxes & Ins. Rates||Occ. Dwellings||1,590||2,075||2,098||1.1%|
|Housing Availability||Schools||1990||2002||2003||02-03% Change|
|Major Employers||Pub Schools
|St. Improvement||Pub Schools
|SOURCE: Kings County Superintendant of Schools|
|Period||Min °||Mean °||Max °||In.||4:00am||10:00am||4:00pm||700ft|
|July||64||82||100||.01||64||39||22||Mean Wind Sp|
|SOURCE: * CA Dept of Finance ** CA State Board of Equalization *** Kings County Planning|
There are 300 acres under development in the city limits zoned for general industrial that are located directly adjacent to the Interstate 5 corridor. Typical sales prices range from $8,000 to $10,000 per acre. Drainage is good, subsoil is sandy loam and piling is not required. Sizes of water mains are six inches. Sewage is handled by on-site Leachfield/Septic Systems. Several parcels are available on short notice.
Back to Demographic ListWATER SUPPLY:
The pumping capacity is 3 mg/day and an additional 2 mg/day from the back up water source. Residential charges are $15.70 per month plus $1.65 per 100 cubic feet over 700 cubic feet. Water connection charges are $27 per fixture unit.
The capacity of the sewer plant is 1.8 mg/day. The peak flow is 5.5 mg/day. Sewer service charge is $12.15 per residence. Type of treatment is activated sludge extended aeration. Sewer connection charge is $27 per fixture unit, plus an additional $8 hook-up fee. Residential garbage service is $15 per month.
Back to Demographic ListSTORM DRAIN AND FLOOD CONTROL:
A combined surface and underground storm drainage system was constructed in 1991.
Dedication Requirements: Right-of-way dedication is required with all development. Curbs and gutters are required in all areas, sidewalk requirements subject to review by the Public Works Department.
Back to Demographic ListNATURAL GAS:
Name of Supplier: Pacific Gas & Electric Company
For service and information, contact Pacific Gas and Electric at: 1 (800) 743-5000.
Name of Supplier: Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
For rates applicable to the city of Avenal, contact Pacific Gas & Electric company office located at 159 East Elm Street, Coalinga, California 93210. Telephone number: (559) 935-0711.
Back to Demographic ListTELEPHONE:
Name of Supplier:AT&T
For service and information applicable to the City of Avenal contact AT&T at 1 (800) 310-2355 (residential); and 1 (800) 750-2355 (business).
Back to Demographic ListTAXES AND INSURANCE RATES:
|Retail Sales Tax:||State 6.25% - City/County 1% .25% Mass Transit Total: 7.50%|
|Typical Commercial Property Tax Rate:||1.2% annual|
|Typical Industrial Property Tax Rate:||1.03% annual|
|City Fire Insurance Rating:||5*|
Back to Demographic ListMAJOR EMPLOYERS:
|Company||# of Employees||Product|
|Avenal State Prison
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Pacific Gas and Electric
Reef Sunset Unified School
Avenal Rural Health Care
City of Avenal
Gas and Oil
Natural Gas Compressor Plant
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Recreational facilities include one park, two playgrounds and nearby the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Pacific Ocean beaches. The City holds world class sand drags in the spring and fall of each year that attracts hundreds of cars and participants.
HOUSING AVAILABILITY, PRICES AND RENTALS:
Rentals for one and two bedroom apartments and duplexes range from $500 to $650 per month. Rentals for two and three bedroom houses range from $700 to $850 per month. There is one mobile home park and one hotel with 40 total rooms in the community area. There is one subdivision under construction with several tract maps being processed. Single-family housing costs now start at $150,000.
Avenal is a progressive, rapidly growing community, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Interstate 5. Avenal has a small town atmosphere and is known as the "Oasis in the Sun." It is home to a California prison which employs over 1,000 persons and has boosted the local economy. Avenal was a finalist in the 1992 All-American City Awards Program
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