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Incorporated 1906

Fast Facts for the City of Coalinga


The Coalinga City Council meets on the first and third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

*COG Policy Board Representative

Title First Name Last Name Email Phone
Mayor Ron Ramsey rramsey@coalinga.com (559) 935-1533
Mayor Pro Tem Ray Singleton rsingleton@coalinga.com   (559) 935-1533
Councilmember Jose Manny Ramirez jramirez@coalinga.com (559) 935-1533
Councilmember Adam Adkisson aadkisson@coalinga.com (559) 935-1533
Councilmember James Horn jhorn@coalinga.com (559) 935-1533
City Manager Marissa Trejo mtrejo@coalinga.com (559) 935-1533
City Clerk Shannon Jensen sjensen@coalinga.com (559) 935-1533
Police Chief Darren Blevins dblevins@coalinga.com (559) 935-1525
Fire Chief Greg DuPuis gdupuis@coalinga.com (559) 935-1652


In the late 1800s early settlements occurred in the Pleasant Valley upon the discovery of coal in Western Fresno County. Mule trains transported the coal to the transfer station to serve the Southern Pacific Railroad. Coaling Station A & B became the loading points for the railroad. Coalinga was derived from dropping station (Coaling Station A) from the name of this loading point. The later discovery of oil and gas adjacent to Coalinga soon prompted another wave of development. Oil boomers arrived, and the town grew and prospered.

Coalinga incorporated as a city in 1906. The city is a full service community with a community college (West Hills Community College), a community hospital and library, a municipal airport (5,000 foot primary runway), and two major state facilities (Pleasant Valley State Prison and Coalinga State Hospital). Coalinga is located along Interstate 5 in the Central Valley as a central point accessible to the major cities within the Golden State. Commercial and industrial opportunities abound.


January 1, 2015 State of California Department of Finance Information  
  Population 16,529      
  Number of Housing Units 4,353      
  Vacancy Rate 8.4%      
April 1, 2010 U.S. Census Information        
  Population 13,380   Age Distribution  
  Number of Housing Units 4,344   % under 5 years 8.0%
  Vacancy Rate 10.31%   % under 18 years 28.1%
  Average Household Size 3.02   % 21 years and over 66.4%
        % 55 years and over 17.6%
  Race/Ethnic Distribution     % 60 years and over 12.0%
  White 37.7%   % 65 years and over 7.9%
  Hispanic 53.5%   Median Age 31.9
  Black 3.8%      
  American Indian & Alaskan Native 0.6%   Occupied Housing Unit Tenure  
  Asian & Pacific Islander 2.9%   Percent Owner-Occupied 51.2%
  Other 1.4%   Percent Renter-Occupied 48.8%
2008-2012 U.S. Census American Community Survey    
  Median Family Income $41,008   Percent of Persons 25 Years of Age and Older Who Have Completed High School or Equivalent 63.0%
  Median Household Income $43,114   Percent of Persons 25 Years of Age and Older Who Have Completed a Bachelor’s Degree 8.8%
  Percent of Persons Below Poverty Level 19.2%      
  Percent of Children Under 18 Years of Age Below Poverty Level 25.8%   Percent of Persons 5 Years of Age and Older Who Speak a Language Other Than English at Home 43.9%

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