Porterville, California Population 2024

63,418

Porterville is a city located in Tulare County California. Porterville has a 2024 population of 63,418. Porterville is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually and its population has increased by 1.2% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 62,666 in 2020.

The average household income in Porterville is $72,468 with a poverty rate of 17.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Porterville is 31.3 years, 30.7 years for males, and 31.9 years for females.

Porterville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Porterville was:

  • White: 48.84%
  • Other race: 23.39%
  • Two or more races: 21.25%
  • Asian: 3.7%
  • Native American: 1.94%
  • Black or African American: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.32%
Land Area (mi²)
18.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,407.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.2% (752)
The current population of Porterville, California is 63,418 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 62,666.

Porterville, California Population 2024

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Porterville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White30,52048.84%
Other race14,61523.39%
Two or more races13,28021.25%
Asian2,3123.7%
Native American1,2131.94%
Black or African American3520.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1990.32%
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Porterville Population by Race

Porterville Population Pyramid 2024

Porterville Median Age

31.3

Total

30.7

Male

31.9

Female

Porterville Adults

There are 43,302 adults, (7,387 of whom are seniors) in Porterville.

Porterville Age Dependency

74

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Porterville Sex Ratio

Female30,79749.28%
Male31,69450.72%

Porterville Population by Age

Porterville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All18,9253.235545
Married9,3253.926535
Non Family4,3671.1948.251.8
Female3,4543.793862
Male1,7793.4752.647.4
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3.7

Average Family Size

3.23

Average Household Size

55.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Porterville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Porterville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Porterville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 90.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 34.37%.

Porterville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,552

Average Earnings

$38,153

Average Male

$28,670

Average Female

Porterville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Porterville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Porterville Language

47.42% of Porterville residents speak only English, while 52.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 49.02% of the population.

Porterville Language

Porterville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic44,6718,23518.43%
White12,5382,04316.29%
Other14,4471,92613.33%
Multiple13,1241,82813.93%
Asian2,27533314.64%
Native1,18625421.42%
Islander19912261.31%
Black3395315.63%
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17.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.32%

Male Poverty Rate

19.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Porterville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Porterville is Islander, with 61.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Porterville is Other, with 13.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.97%.

Porterville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.75%
High School12.8%
Some College12.39%
Bachelors or Greater5.92%
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Porterville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed43.67%
Female Unemployed27.09%
Female Employed10.24%
Male Employed6.83%
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Porterville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Porterville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Porterville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Porterville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Porterville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Porterville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Porterville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,480

Number of Veterans

1,364

Male Veterans

116

Female Veterans

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Porterville Veterans by War

count

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Porterville Veterans by Age

count

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Porterville Veterans by Race

Porterville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Porterville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

10.1%

Unemployment Rate

Porterville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Porterville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Porterville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.4%

Born in Porterville

73.44%

Native Born

26.56%

Foreign Born

15.28%

Non Citizen

11.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.44% of Porterville residents were born in the United States, with 66.4% having been born in California. 15.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Porterville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202964,4682100.33%
202864,2582100.33%
202764,0482100.33%
202663,8382100.33%
202563,6282100.33%
202463,4182100.33%
202363,2082100.33%
202262,9982100.33%
202162,7881220.19%
202062,6663,7916.44%
201958,875-140-0.24%
201859,015-166-0.28%
201759,181-42-0.07%
201659,223-17-0.03%
201559,240880.15%
201459,1521700.29%
201358,9821450.25%
201258,8371640.28%
201158,6734480.77%
201058,22518,61046.98%
200039,61510,05234%
199029,5639,85650.01%
198019,7077,10556.38%
197012,6024,61157.7%
19607,9911,08715.74%
19506,90463410.11%
19406,27096718.23%
19305,3031,20629.44%
19204,0971,40151.97%
19102,6962,090344.88%
1890606404200%
1880202
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Porterville Population by Year