Parlier is a city in Fresno County, California, United States. Take a look below for 10 interesting and amazing facts about Parlier, California, United States.
1. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 14,494, up from 11,145 in 2000.
2. The city has one of the state’s highest percentage of Latinos, a large majority of whom are seasonal migrant laborers who arrive and temporarily work in the area’s agricultural sector.
3. Parlier is located 5.5 miles (9 km) east-northeast of Selma, at an elevation of 344 feet (105 m).
4. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all land.
5. In 1876, the I.N. Parlier family migrated from Springfield, Illinois to the present site of Parlier.
6. The family’s name, and city’s namesake, was derived from DeParlier, their French ancestry.
7. The Parlier family’s general store, trading post and post office became the center of town.
8. Small, family-run wheat farms were initially cultivated in the area. Wheat soon gave way to grapes, raisins and tree fruit, foods that Parlier continues to produce.
9. Improved irrigation systems and arrival of the railroad helped Parlier establish itself as a hub among surrounding communities.
10. Parlier has four elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school. In addition, there is a preschool and Head Start program, as well as continuing education.