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Kings County, California

Kings County California
Administration
Full nameCounty of Kings
Official nameCounty of Kings
Settlement typeCounty
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
RegionSan Joaquin Valley
Metro areaHanford-Corcoran
Incorporated1893
Government
County seatHanford
Geography
Total Area1391.49 sq mi (3604 km2)
Land Area1390.99 sq mi (3602.7 km2)
Water Area0.50 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Demography
Total Population152982 (2010)
Other information
Time zonePacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)

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Kings County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California. It is located in a rich agricultural region. Kings County is also home to NAS Lemoore, which is the U.S. Navy's newest and largest master jet air station. The county seat is Hanford. The United States Census Bureau also defines Kings County as encompassing the entire Hanford - Corcoran Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA Code 25260). The population was 152,982 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census. However, the California Department of Finance estimated that the county's population was 156,289 as of January 1, 2010.


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