Laton, California

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Coordinates: 36°26′00″N 119°41′12″W / 36.4333333°N 119.68667°W / 36.4333333; -119.68667

Laton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 1,236 at the 2000 census. Laton is located 23 miles (37 km) south-southeast of Fresno,[1] at an elevation of 259 feet (79 m).[2]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), all of it land.


Laton's first post office opened in 1900, having been transferred from Lillis.[1] The name honors Charles A. Laton, who owned the Rancho Laguna de Tache Mexican land grant.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,236 people, 331 households, and 285 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 641.4 people per square mile (247.3/km²). There were 340 housing units at an average density of 176.4/sq mi (68.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 45.15% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 49.03% from other races, and 3.56% from two or more races. 68.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 331 households out of which 49.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.6% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.72 and the average family size was 3.96.

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