Fresno County has an economy that is primarily based on agriculture. There are however several major metropolitan centers and larger suburban cities. The largest cities in the county are:
Fresno County is also a gateway to many recreation sites in the Sierra National Forest, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks as well as Shaver Lake and Huntington Lake.
With over half a million people, Fresno City is the fifth most populous city in the State of California; it is the most populous city in the Central Valley of California and is the 34th most populous city in the United States. The City of Clovis is adjacent to Fresno City and is a highly desirable suburb area outside of Fresno City. Clovis is a rapidly growing middle and upper-middle income suburban city.