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The Nation's Christmas Tree City

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Sanger is approximately 23,963 (2006), 24270 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,723 (2004), 6659 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sanger is 11.926 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sanger is 4.75 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sanger to Washington DC is 2417 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 164 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sanger is positioned 36.70 degrees north of the equator and 119.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sanger elevation is 365 feet above sea level.
Sanger per capita income is $ 11,625 (2000).
Sanger median income is $ 38,700 (2005).
The Sanger median home price is $ 220,600 (2005).
Sanger average annual rainfall is 10.4 inches per year
Sanger average annual precipitation is 14.2 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 43 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 60.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 91.0 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 65.1 degrees F.


about 10 miles east of Fresno in the California Central Valley and right at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Sanger is only about 20 minutes driving time from Fresno. It is on the western edge of the Kings River. Other nearby communities include Del Rey, Parlier, Fowler, Selma, Reedley, Calwa and Kingsburg.
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History & History Related Items

Sanger began as a saw mill and shipping point during the late 1800's. It was incorporated on 11 April 1911.

Sanger is known as the Nation's Christmas Tree City. This designation occurred in 1949 when the U.S. Post office recognized Sanger as such. Earlier, in 1925, the Chamber secretary, Charles E. Lee, asked US President Coolidge to name the General Grant tree as the Nation's Christmas Tree. It was so recognized in April 1926. It is located in the King's Canyon National Park. The annual Trek to the Tree happens every year on the second Sunday in December to honor the country's war dead. Local school children make a special trip to the tree during their third grade year to learn about the significance of the tree.

At the end of the 19th century and into the 1920's, Sanger had the distinction of being the end of the world's longest lumber flume. It began in Millwood, over 50 miles from Sanger.
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Sanger Depot Museum
1700 7th St.
Sanger, CA 93657
P.O. Box 44
The Sanger Depot Museum is actually the Sanger Railroad Depot used during the heyday of the railroad in Sanger. The depot was not in use for a number of years and eventually purchased and refurbished for use as a museum. The Museum was opened in December 1977

Sanger Farmer's Market & Street Fair - June and July, downtown

Blossom Days Festival - 1st weekend in March

Trek to the Nation's Christmas Tree - 2nd Sunday in December

Toyland Parade - First Saturday in December

Harvest Fest - 3rd to 4th week in September
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Sanger City Government

City of Sanger
1700 Seventh Street
Sanger, California 93657
Phone (559) 875-2587
FAX: (559) 875-8956

Sanger has a Council/City Manager form of government. There are five city council members who are elected to four-year terms. One of the five is chosen by the council to become the Mayor.

Sanger Chamber

Sanger District Chamber of Commerce
1789 Jensen Avenue, Suite B
Sanger, California 93657
Phone: 559-875-4575
Fax: 559-875-0745

Sanger Community Events

Community Events in Sanger

Sanger Organizations

Sanger District Chamber of Commerce
1789 Jensen Avenue, Suite B
Sanger, California 93657
Phone: 559-875-4575
Fax: 559-875-0745

Sanger Libraries

Sanger Branch Library
1812 7th Street
Sanger, CA 93657
Phone: 559-875-2435

Sanger Schools

Here is an education page for Sanger.

Sanger Unified School District
1905 7th St.
Sanger, California 93657
Phone: 559-875-6521
Fax: 559-875-0311 Sanger


The population of Sanger was:
1990 - 16,700
1998 - 18,751
2000 - 19,039
2001 - 19,050
2002 - 19,650
2004 - 20,520
2005 - 22,105
2006 - 23,963

The number of households in Sanger were:
1990 - 4,930
2000 - 5,436

Median age:
2000 - 27.5 years

Median house value:
2000 - $ 92,200
2004 - $ 175,000
2005 - $ 220,600

Median household income:
2000 - $ 32,072
2005 - $ 38,700

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

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