Porterville, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Porterville, California - Basic Facts

The City of Porterville had a population of 56,711 as of July 1, 2017. Porterville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Porterville is located at latitude 36.0635 and longitude -119.0336 in Tulare County. The formal boundaries for the City of Porterville (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Tulare County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 459 feet.

The City of Porterville (GNIS ID: 2411470) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Porterville is located within Porterville CCD of Tulare County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Porterville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Porterville: Porter's Station, Porters Trading Post, Porter's Village, Portersville, Porter'sville, Putnamville.


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Porterville, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 56,711
Daytime Population: Workers 22,449
Daytime Population: Residents 34,863
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 57,312
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 55,534
Population in Familes 48,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,177
Population Density2 3,221
Diversity Index3 82
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,416
Average Household Income $57,144
Per Capita Income $16,823

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 17,514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,797 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,467 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,250 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $182,236
Average Home Value $219,095
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 16,264
Average Household Size 3.41
Family Households 12,778
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.64% 0.68%
Households 0.54% 0.64%
Families 0.52% 0.62%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Porterville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Porterville to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 166 89th
Population Density # 427 72nd
Diversity Index # 287 81st
Median Household Income # 1144 25th
Per Capita Income # 1308 14th

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