Parlier, California

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Coordinates: 36°36′42″N 119°31′37″W / 36.61167°N 119.52694°W / 36.61167; -119.52694

Parlier is a city in Fresno County, California, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,145. The city has one of the state's highest percentage of Latinos, a large majority of them are seasonal migrant laborers who arrive and temporarily work in the area's agricultural sector. Parlier is located 5.5 miles (9 km) east-southeast of Selma,[1] at an elevation of 344 feet (105 m).[2]



Parlier is located at 36°36'42" North, 119°31'37" West.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


The town's first post office opened in 1898.[1] The town was named for its first postmaster, I. N. Parlier.[1] Parlier incorporated in 1921.[1]


As of the census of 2000, there are 11,145 people, 2,446 households, and 2,179 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,656.2/km² (6,862.9/mi²). There are 2,644 housing units at an average density of 630.2 persons/km² (1,628.1 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 33.63% White, 0.58% African American, 1.94% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 59.43% from other races, and 3.56% from two or more races. 96.97% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,446 households out of which 61.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% are married couples living together, 17.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 10.9% are non-families. 6.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 4.51 and the average family size is 4.59.

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