Community Demographics

The City of Avenal is an ethnically and culturally diverse city. Although the discovery of oil established the community in 1929, it is agriculture that has sustained the community. Our residents are hardworking and very family-oriented.

Quick Facts
  • Population: 13,329 (as of January 1, 2014)
  • Number of Households: 2,222
  • Median Age: 30.1
  • Median Household Income: $28,794 
  • High School Graduate or higher: 44.5%
  • Labor Force: 4,800
  1. Business
  2. Education

Number of Companies:
241

Major Employers:

  • Avenal State Prison
  • Paramount Farms
  • Reef-Sunset School District
Major Industries (by number employed):

  • Agriculture: 2,173
  • Education and Health Care Services: 459
  • Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, and Food Services: 413
  • Manufacturing: 236
  • Retail Trade: 184
  • Professional Services: 148
  • Public Administration: 136
  • Other Services: 122
  • Transportation and Warehousing: 85
  • Wholesale Trade: 54
  • Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate: 27
  • Construction: 23