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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Hanford is a town in California with a population of 55,893. Hanford is in Kings County. Living in Hanford offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hanford there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Hanford and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Hanford are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$211,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$990
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Hanford Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    350.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    72.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    255.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,663.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    306.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Hanford

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,647
National
$55,322
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Hanford Reviews

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I have lived in Hanford for over 40 years. My beautiful wife and I have raised four wonderful children; two boys and two girls, now adults, but went to Hanford school. Since the coronavirus's devastation, Hanford has developed a different set of social norms like other cities. For example, restaurants have outside dining to prevent the spread of the virus, but some well-known restaurants in our city have gone out of business because of COVID-19. Yet, I am still optimistic about Hanford's future; we are resilient in this pandemic environment. And for mental health reasons, communication is essential to the sanity of our citizens. In short, Hanford is a pleasant place to visit and settle down, but if I had to change something about Hanford, I would add more mental health workers because there is a deficiency in our community. I hope to change that one day, for I will go to college to pursue a career and a passion/desire. I want to be a clinical psychologist.
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A quiet town. There's really not much to be said about it other than it's an expanding town heavily effected by agricultural influences. If you're looking for a break from the city, definitely stop here and make sure you stop by Superior Dairy Ice Cream in the downtown area!
Hanford is a quite little town in California. It has a nice farming community with friendly people. Hanford is about 2 hours from the beautiful beaches of California. The only negative to living here is the six to eight months of ridiculously hot and dry weather. The "fall" temperatures typically do not start until closer to the beginning of November. If you like small towns this is a nice place to be but if you like having seasons I would consider other places. There is not a lot of night life but Fresno is only a 45 minuet drive away. As far as affordability it is good for California.