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Coordinates: 36°25′50″N 119°55′52″W / 36.43056°N 119.93111°W / 36.43056; -119.93111

Lanare, California
—  CDP  —
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°25′50″N 119°55′52″W / 36.43056°N 119.93111°W / 36.43056; -119.93111
Country United States
State California
County Fresno
 - N/A
 - Senate Dean Florez (D)
 - Assembly Nicole Parra (D)
 - U. S. Congress Jim Costa (D)
 - Total 2 sq mi (5.1 km2)
 - Land 2 sq mi (5.1 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 207 ft (63 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 540
 - Density 270/sq mi (105.9/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93656
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-40116
GNIS feature ID 1660887

Lanare is a community and census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 540 at the 2000 census. Lanare is located 24 miles (39 km) south-southwest of Fresno,[1] at an elevation of 207 feet (63 m).[2] The name is derived from Llewellyn A. Nares, the community developer.[1]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), all of it land.


A post office operated at Lanare from 1912 to 1925.[1] The Laton and Western Railway was built to Lanare in 1911.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 540 people, 126 households, and 105 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 272.2 people per square mile (105.3/km²). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 66.5/sq mi (25.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 25.56% White, 19.07% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 50.37% from other races, and 4.07% from two or more races. 76.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 126 households out of which 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 11.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.29 and the average family size was 4.52.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.9% under the age of 18, 13.7% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,375, and the median income for a family was $28,056. Males had a median income of $22,589 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,336. About 23.1% of families and 29.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.1% of those under age 18 and 32.8% 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. 1059. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Lanare, California
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  


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