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Fresno County, California


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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Firebaugh is approximately 5,743 (2000), 7549 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,581 (2000), 1920 (2010).
The amount of land area in Firebaugh is 7.307 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Firebaugh is 2.83 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.204 sq kilometers.
The distance from Firebaugh to Washington DC is 2467 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 127 miles. (as the crow flies)
Firebaugh is positioned 36.84 degrees north of the equator and 120.44 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Firebaugh elevation is 151 feet above sea level.
Firebaugh per capita income is $ 9,290 (2000).
Firebaugh median income is $ 38,000 (2000).
The Firebaugh median home price is $ 193,600 (2005).
Firebaugh average annual rainfall is 7.23 inches per year


in the central valley of California about 31 miles from Merced and about 46 milesfrom Fresno. Other nearby communities include Mendota, Dos Palos, South Dos Palos, Tranquility, Chowchilla, San Joaquin, Cantua Creek and Madera.
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moderate with summer temperatures reaching as high as 105 degrees and winters going as low as 35 degrees. There are occasional extremes in temperature each year.
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History & History Related Items

Firebaugh was named for Andrew Firebaugh who came to the area in 1854 where he built a trading post and ferry. The ferry was known as Firebaugh's Ferry. He died in 1875. During the late 1800s, the area was part of a large sheep operation

Here is a history page for Firebaugh.
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The founding of Firebaugh


The incorporation of Firebaugh

17 Dec 1914


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Firebaugh City Government

City of Firebaugh
1575 Eleventh St.
Firebaugh, CA 93622
Phone: (559) 659-2043

Firebaugh has a council-manager form of government with five council members who all serve four year overlapping terms. The Mayor is an appointed position. The city manager is hired by the city council. Firebaugh


The population of Firebaugh was:
1989 - 4,055
1990 - 4,198
1995 - 5,742
2000 - 5,743

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 1,243
2000 - 1,581

Median age:
2000 - 24.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 31,533
2005 - $ 38,000

Median house value:
2000 - $ 80,900
2005 - $ 193,600

Firebaugh is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time during a portion of the year.

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