Porterville, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Porterville, California - Basic Facts

The City of Porterville had a population of 56,568 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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, 2018)


Total Population 56,568
Population in Households 55,427
Population in Familes 48,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,141
Population Density2 3,213
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $43,909
Average Household Income $59,132
Per Capita Income $17,369


Total Housing Units 17,476 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,894 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,323 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,258 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $207,960
Average Home Value $253,149


Total Households 16,218
Average Household Size 3.42
Family Households 12,743
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.53% 0.61%
Households 0.44% 0.57%
Families 0.42% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

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, 2018 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 # 167 89th
Population Density # 430 72nd
Diversity Index # 288 81st
Median Household Income # 1155 24th
Per Capita Income # 1308 14th

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