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Kingsburg
Fresno County, California

ZipCodes
93631

Motto
The Swedish Village



Page Contents for Kingsburg, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Kingsburg is approximately 11,188 (2006), 11382 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,358 (2000), 3822 (2010).
The amount of land area in Kingsburg is 5.323 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Kingsburg is 2.34 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kingsburg to Washington DC is 2418 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 174 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kingsburg is positioned 36.51 degrees north of the equator and 119.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Kingsburg elevation is 297 feet above sea level.
Kingsburg per capita income is $ 16,137 (2000).
Kingsburg median income is $ 48,900 (2005).
The Kingsburg median home price is $ 280,700 (2005).

Location

about 22 miles from Visalia and about 25 miles from Fresno. Other nearby communities include Selma, Parlier, Traver, London, Reedley, Del Rey, Laton and Fowler.
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History & History Related Items

Two Swedish immigrants came here in the early 1870s to farm in the good soil and good weather. A very small settlement had grown around the railroad town called Kings River Switch. By 1874, a new town site map was drawn up and the name was changed to Kingsbury. Soon if became Kingsburgh and then, finally in 1894, it became Kingsburg. Wheat was the prevalent crop early on but when irrigation was introduced on a large scale, things began to change. Many of the migrant workers moved in with no connection to the town and as was common in the day, the town began to feel strained by the revelry produced on payday. The permanent residents wanted to protect their town and felt that incorporation might be helpful. Kingsburg was incorporated on 11 May 1908 and almost all the saloons were quickly closed. By the 1920s, most of the population of Kingsburg was of Swedish descent giving rise to the nickname that stands today, The Swedish Village or Little Sweden. There is Swedish architecture and atmosphere in Kingburg with Swedish banners flying and brightly painted Dala horses.

The students of California State University at Fresno added to Kingburg when they built the world’s largest box of raisins. Until 2002, most of the farmland was for grape and raisin growing but a big surplus of the crops occurred, forcing farmers to stop producing these fruits and to change to stone crops or in some cases, to sell out to developers for new housing in the growing town.
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The incorporation of Kingsburg

1908


Attractions

The Swedish Festival
This festival is held for four days on the third weekend in May each year. A great Swedish breakfast is held, along with a parade, food, crafts and much more.
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Kingsburg Chamber

The Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce
1475 Draper Street
Kingsburg, CA 93631
Phone (559) 897-1111

Kingsburg Community News

The Kingsburg Recorder
A local newspaper

Kingsburg Organizations

The Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce
1475 Draper Street
Kingsburg, CA 93631
Phone (559) 897-1111

Kingsburg Schools

Kingsburg Joint Union High School District
1900 18th Street
Kingsburg, CA 93631
Phone: 559-897-7721
Kingsburg Jt Union Elementary School District
1310 Stroud Ave.
Kingsburg, CA 93631
Phone: Phone: 559-897-2331 Kingsburg

Miscellany

The population of Kingsburg was:
1990 - 7,205
2000 - 9,199
2006 - 11,188
Median age:
2000 - 33.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 40,490
2005 - $ 48,900

Median house value:
2000 - $ 117,300
2005 - $ 280,700

Kingsburg is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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