Calwa, California

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Coordinates: 36°42′38″N 119°45′31″W / 36.71056°N 119.75861°W / 36.71056; -119.75861

Calwa (formerly, Calwa City)[1] is an unincorporated census-designated place in Fresno County, California, U.S. The population was 762 at the 2000 census. Calwa is located 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southeast of downtown Fresno,[1] at an elevation of 292 feet (89 m).[2] The name was taken from the acronym for "California Wine Association" (CalWA).[1]



Calwa is located at 36°42′38″N 119°45′31″W / 36.71056°N 119.75861°W / 36.71056; -119.75861.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


The Calwa City post office opened in 1913, and changed its name to Calwa in 1949.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 762 people, 208 households, and 177 families residing in Calwa. The population density was 2,845.1 people per square mile (1,089.7/km²). There were 227 housing units at an average density of 847.5/sq mi (324.6/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 25.46% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 2.62% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 65.88% from other races, and 4.59% from two or more races. 94.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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