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Tulare, California - Basic Facts

The City of Tulare had a population of 62,781 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 62,781
Daytime Population: Workers 22,653
Daytime Population: Residents 37,116
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 59,769
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 62,487
Population in Familes 54,827
Population in Group Qrtrs 294
Population Density2 3,081
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $48,429
Average Household Income $64,960
Per Capita Income $19,518


Total Housing Units 20,036 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,502 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,148 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,386 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $198,564
Average Home Value $251,412


Total Households 18,650
Average Household Size 3.35
Family Households 14,802
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 0.79% 0.77%
Households 0.7% 0.72%
Families 0.69% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

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, 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 # 150 90th
Population Density # 444 71st
Diversity Index # 316 79th
Median Household Income # 990 35th
Per Capita Income # 1190 22nd

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