is a small town in Fresno County
, in the United States
. As of the 2000 census
, the city population was 6,306.
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles
), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 6,306 people, 1,378 households, and 1,208 families residing in the city. The population density
was 4,704.4 people per square mile (1,817.0/km²). There were 1,414 housing units at an average density of 1,054.9/sq mi (407.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 20.36% White
, 0.32% Black
or African American
, 0.98% Native American
, 0.40% Asian
, 0.13% Pacific Islander
, 74.77% from other races
, and 3.04% from two or more races. 98.6% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
The greatest percentage of farmland surrounding Huron is devoted to the production of lettuce, onions and tomatoes. During the harvest season, it is not uncommon for the population of the city to swell to over 15,000 people.
The city has had 5 violent gang related homicides since 2003.
There were 1,378 households out of which 64.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.3% were non-families. 7.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.45 and the average family size was 4.44.
In the city the population was spread out with 39.1% under the age of 18, 13.8% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 12.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 125.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 131.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,609, and the median income for a family was $23,939. Males had a median income of $21,656 versus $16,442 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,425. About 38.3% of families and 39.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.4% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.
The city of Huron is within the Coalinga-Huron Unified School District.The schools in Huron are Huron Elementry School(Grades K-5),Huron Middle School(Grades 6-8),Chestnut Continuation School.Coalinga High School is offered to those students who attend grades 9th through 12th.Also in the city there is a community pre-school and Fresno County EOC Headstart.
Huron Police Department
The city has its own police department, consisting of a police chief, two sergeants and 15 patrol officers.The police in huron also make kids choose to be in a gang and always point at them with tasers when the stop miners. One armed officer is assigned to code enforcement and animal control duties for the city. The Huron Police Department is very aggressive in the enforcement of law and order, averaging well over 100 arrests monthly. The city also has a dedicated traffic unit that provides radar traffic enforcement on State Routes 269 and 198. The official sidearm of the department is the .40 caliber Glock pistol and all officers are equipped with X-26 Tasers, Remington 870 shotguns and Colt AR-15 assault rifles. The police department also employs two K9 officers and serves as a substation for Coalinga area CHP units.
Notable Locations in Huron include Keenan Community Center,Huron City Hall and Huron Branch Coalinga-Huron Library.Parks in Huron include Huron Recreation Center,Chestnut Park and Keenan Park.Huron offers one bank which is the Westamerica Bank.