Lanare, California

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Coordinates: 36°25′50″N 119°55′52″W / 36.43056°N 119.93111°W / 36.43056; -119.93111

Lanare is a community and census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 540 at the 2000 census. Lanare is located 24 miles (39 km) south-southwest of Fresno,[1] at an elevation of 207 feet (63 m).[2] The name is derived from Llewellyn A. Nares, the community developer.[1]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), all of it land.


The name honors Llewellyn A. Nares, who owned the Rancho Laguna de Tache Mexican land grant. A post office operated at Lanare from 1912 to 1925.[1] The Laton and Western Railway was built to Lanare in 1911.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 540 people, 126 households, and 105 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 272.2 people per square mile (105.3/km²). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 66.5/sq mi (25.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 25.56% White, 19.07% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 50.37% from other races, and 4.07% from two or more races. 76.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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