Oakhurst, California

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Oakhurst (formerly, Fresno Flats)[2] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Madera County, California, 14 miles (23 km) south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Oakhurst is located on the Fresno River 3 miles (4.8 km) south-southwest of Yosemite Forks,[2] at an elevation of 2274 feet (693 m).[1] It is part of the MaderaChowchilla Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population, according to the 2000 census says there were 2868 people. (Read more below in Demographics.)



A small community located in central California near Yosemite National Park. Oakhurst is located at the junction of Highways 41 & 49, at the southern end of California's gold country.

Oakhurst is located at 37°19′41″N 119°38′58″W / 37.32806°N 119.64944°W / 37.32806; -119.64944.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.4 km²), of which, 5.9 square miles (15.3 km²) of it is land and 0.17% is water.


The Fresno Flats post office opened in 1873, moved and changed its name to Oakhurst in 1912.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2868 people, 1,250 households, and 773 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 484.8 people per square mile (187.1/km²). There were 1,380 housing units at an average density of 233.3/sq mi (90.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.62% White, 0.45% African American, 2.93% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 6.03% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.94% of the population.

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