Tulare, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tulare, California - Basic Facts

The City of Tulare had a population of 61,994 as of July 1, 2016. Tulare 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 Tulare is located at latitude 36.1994 and longitude -119.3419 in Tulare County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tulare (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Tulare County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 289 feet.

The City of Tulare (GNIS ID: 2412107) 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 Tulare is located within Tulare CCD of Tulare County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tulare population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Tulare, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 61,994
Population in Households 61,694
Population in Familes 54,133
Population in Group Qrtrs 300
Population Density1 3,043
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 18,428
Average Household Size 3.35
Family Households 14,623
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 19,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,364 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,063 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,389 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $183,203
Average Home Value $227,113


Median Household Income $46,184
Average Household Income $61,676
Per Capita Income $18,556
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.75%
Households 0.62% 0.7%
Families 0.61% 0.7%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Tulare, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tulare to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 148 90th
Population Density1 # 442 71st
Diversity Index2 # 317 79th
Median Household Income # 1028 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1208 20th

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