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Coordinates: 36°42′38″N 119°45′31″W / 36.71056°N 119.75861°W / 36.71056; -119.75861

Calwa, California
—  CDP  —
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°42′38″N 119°45′31″W / 36.71056°N 119.75861°W / 36.71056; -119.75861
Country United States
State California
County Fresno
 - N/A
 - Senate Dean Florez (D)
 - Assembly Juan Arambula (D)
 - U. S. Congress Jim Costa (D)
 - Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 - Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 292 ft (89 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 762
 - Density 2,540/sq mi (1,088.6/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 93725, 93745
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-10032
GNIS feature ID 1655859

Calwa (formerly, Calwa City)[1] is an unincorporated census-designated place in Fresno County, California, U.S. The population was 762 at the 2000 census. Calwa is located 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southeast of downtown Fresno,[1] at an elevation of 292 feet (89 m).[2] The name was taken from the acronym for "California Wine Association" (CalWA).[1]



Calwa is located at 36°42′38″N 119°45′31″W / 36.71056°N 119.75861°W / 36.71056; -119.75861.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


The Calwa City post office opened in 1913, and changed its name to Calwa in 1949.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 762 people, 208 households, and 177 families residing in Calwa. The population density was 2,845.1 people per square mile (1,089.7/km²). There were 227 housing units at an average density of 847.5/sq mi (324.6/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 25.46% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 2.62% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 65.88% from other races, and 4.59% from two or more races. 94.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 208 households out of which 44.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 22.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.9% were non-families. 9.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.66 and the average family size was 3.90.

The population is spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $28,983, and the median income for a family was $28,285. Males had a median income of $32,167 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the community was $8,292. About 27.9% of families and 28.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.9% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.


  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. 1011. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Calwa, California
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  


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