Reedley, California

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Coordinates: 36°35′47″N 119°27′01″W / 36.59639°N 119.45028°W / 36.59639; -119.45028

Reedley is a city in Fresno County, California, United States. Reedley is located 22 miles (35 km) east-southeast of Fresno,[1] at an elevation of 348 feet (106 m).[2] The population has grown to be about 25,909. Its chief economic source is agriculture, particularly fruit and vegetable cultivation. The city is dubbed as "The World's Fruit Basket". Reedley holds many festivals year round. The city of Reedley hosts the annual Reedley Fiesta in October, the Reedley Electrical Christmas Parade in December, the Reedley Street Faire in May, the Reedley Certified Farmers Market (Wednesday evening, in the summer), the Reedley Taste of the Town in September, and many other festivities to keep the residents and visitors busy and entertained. Reedley is situated along the Kings River and in the summer, many local residents and visitors drive to Cricket Hollow Park and Reedley Beach.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.6 km²), of which, 4.4 square miles (11.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.56%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 20,756 people, 5,761 households, and 4,643 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,700.1 people per square mile (1,813.1/km²). There were 5,972 housing units at an average density of 1,352.3/sq mi (521.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 51.76% White, 1.73% Black or African American, 1.21% Native American, 8.83% Asian, 37.72% from other races, and 4.44% from two or more races. 57.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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