San Joaquin (Spanish: San Joaquín, meaning “St. Joachim”) is a city in Fresno County, California, United States. Take a look below for 10 interesting and amazing facts about San Joaquin, California, United States.
1. The population was 4,001 at the 2010 census, up from 3,270 at the 2000 census.
2. The nearest high school in the area is Tranquillity High School in Tranquillity.
3. San Joaquin is located 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Kerman, at an elevation of 174 feet (53 m).
4. San Joaquin was named for the San Joaquin River.
5. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city incorporates a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.
6. The first post office opened in San Joaquin in 1913.
7. San Joaquin incorporated in 1920.
8. San Joaquin utilizes a council–manager form of government and uses a city council with five council members that appoints the mayor. As of March 2020, the current mayor of San Joaquin is Amarpreet Dhaliwal.
9. In a county dominated by the agriculture industry, San Joaquin residents mostly work on farms. The city suffers from poverty, and poor educational standards and achievements.
10. According to New York Times columnist David Brooks, only “2.9 percent of the residents have bachelor’s degrees and 20.6 percent have high school degrees.” Brooks believes these factors will prevent long-term economic development and poverty alleviation.