Biola, California

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Coordinates: 36°48′08″N 120°00′59″W / 36.80222°N 120.01639°W / 36.80222; -120.01639

Biola is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 1,037 at the 2000 census. Biola is located 6 miles (9.7 km) north-northeast of Kerman,[1] at an elevation of 253 feet (77 m).[2]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


Biola was founded by William Kerchoff in 1912.[1] The name was an initialism of the "Bible Institute of Los Angeles".[1] A post office operated in Biola from 1912 to 1918, and from 1920 to the present.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,037 people, 224 households, and 202 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,612.5 people per square mile (625.6/km²). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 374.7/sq mi (145.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 13.50% Caucasian, 0.10% Black or African American, 2.51% Native American, 5.59% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 74.64% from other races, and 3.18% from two or more races. 82.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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