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Coordinates: 36°48′08″N 120°00′59″W / 36.80222°N 120.01639°W / 36.80222; -120.01639

—  CDP  —
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°48′08″N 120°00′59″W / 36.80222°N 120.01639°W / 36.80222; -120.01639
Country United States
State California
County Fresno
 - N/A
 - Senate Dave Cogdill (R)
 - Assembly Juan Arambula (D)
 - U. S. Congress Devin Nunes (R)
 - Total 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 - Land 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 253 ft (77 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,037
 - Density 1,728.3/sq mi (610/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93606
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-06728
GNIS feature ID 1659697

Biola is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 1,037 at the 2000 census. Biola is located 6 miles (9.7 km) north-northeast of Kerman,[1] at an elevation of 253 feet (77 m).[2]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


Biola was founded by William Kerchoff in 1912.[1] The name was an initialism of the "Bible Institute of Los Angeles".[1] A post office operated in Biola from 1912 to 1918, and from 1920 to the present.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,037 people, 224 households, and 202 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,612.5 people per square mile (625.6/km²). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 374.7/sq mi (145.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 13.50% Caucasian, 0.10% Black or African American, 2.51% Native American, 5.59% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 74.64% from other races, and 3.18% from two or more races. 82.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 224 households out of which 55.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.4% were non-families. 8.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.63 and the average family size was 4.78.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 36.5% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 13.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 108.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,667, and the median income for a family was $30,234. Males had a median income of $21,042 versus $14,464 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,375. About 24.9% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.5% of those under age 18 and 20.4% of those age 65 or over.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1003. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Biola, California
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  


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