Porterville, California Population 2021

59,427
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Porterville is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 59,427, it is the 150th largest city in California and the 644th largest city in the United States. Porterville is currently declining at a rate of -0.14% annually but its population has increased by 9.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 54,165 in 2010. Porterville reached it's highest population of 59,745 in 2017. Spanning over 19 miles, Porterville has a population density of 3,193 people per square mile.

The average household income in Porterville is $60,972 with a poverty rate of 27.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $941 per month, and the median house value is $172,500. The median age in Porterville is 30.5 years, 29.7 years for males, and 32 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.0 males.

Porterville Demographics

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

  • White: 73.39%
  • Other race: 15.72%
  • Asian: 5.02%
  • Two or more races: 3.76%
  • Native American: 1.09%
  • Black or African American: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.40%
The current population of Porterville, California is 59,427, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 59,685.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 54,165.

Porterville, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021469,4071,6060.34%
2020467,8011,6060.34%
2019466,1951,6060.34%
2018464,5892,2810.49%
2017462,3083,0730.66%
2016459,2352,0740.45%
2015457,1612,0230.44%
2014455,1382,6780.59%
2013452,4602,6810.59%
2012449,7792,9950.67%
2011446,7843,8150.85%
2010442,9690.00%

Porterville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,81273.39%
Some Other Race9,38715.72%
Asian2,9945.02%
Two or More Races2,2423.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native6501.09%
Black or African American3740.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2380.40%
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Porterville Population by Race

Porterville Population Pyramid 2021

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Porterville Median Age

30.5


Total

29.7


Male

32


Female

Porterville Adults

There are 41,069 adults, (6,900 of whom are seniors) in Porterville.

Porterville Age Dependency

74.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Porterville Sex Ratio

Female

29,559

49.52%

Male

30,138

50.48%

Porterville Population by Age

Porterville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Porterville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.1%36.9%
All51.6%48.4%
Male51%49%
Non Family45%55%
Female30.6%69.4%

51.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Porterville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,2273.3951.6
Married8,3893.9663.1
Non Family4,1331.2845
Female3,2564.2330.6
Male1,4494.2251

3.89

Average Family Size

3.39

Average Household Size

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Porterville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,62819.24%
9th to 12th Grade3,64310.58%
High School Graduate9,38627.25%
Some College8,20923.83%
Associates Degree2,6037.56%
Bachelors Degree2,6127.58%
Graduate Degree1,3643.96%
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Porterville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Porterville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic19,94111,5681,151
White11,2979,9771,966
Other Race4,7932,991249
Asian1,9521,611572
Multiple Races1,050708104
Native American39833872
Black347225117
Islander8841

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 33.72%.

Porterville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,434$31,283$23,395
Less Than High School$16,101$19,162$12,674
High School Grad$26,398$27,232$24,651
Some College$31,354$42,365$26,653
Bachelors Degree$47,060$50,763$41,309
Graduate Degree$85,840$103,438$74,398

$27,434

Average Earnings

$31,283

Average Male

$23,395

Average Female

Porterville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Porterville Language by Age

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Porterville Language

46.18% of Porterville residents speak only English, while 53.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 48.97% of the population.

Porterville Language

Porterville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic38,82012,42932.02%
Other9,2813,46137.29%
White14,7802,65017.93%
Multiple2,20866530.12%
Asian2,97544614.99%
Native63822435.11%
Islander22213159.01%
Black3377923.44%

27.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.30%

Male Poverty Rate

28.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Porterville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Porterville is Islander, with 59.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Porterville is Asian, with 14.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.32%.

Porterville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.51%
High School24.84%
Some College15.22%
Bachelors or Greater8.25%

Porterville Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.71%
Male Unemployed36.76%
Female Employed15.87%
Male Employed14.00%

Porterville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Porterville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,823$60,972
Families$47,258$65,003
Married Families$62,478-
Non Families$24,571$40,219
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Income by Household Type

Porterville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Porterville Married by Age and Sex

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Porterville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Porterville Marital Status by Race

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Porterville Marital Status

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1,998

Number of Veterans

1,873

Male Veterans

125

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam732
Second Gulf War443
First Gulf War354
Korea156
World War II54

Porterville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54491
75+461
65 to 74429
55 to 64340
18 to 34277

Porterville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6575.39%
Hispanic5522.25%
Other1262.14%
Asian1135.32%
2 or More533.92%
Indian316.74%
Black185.19%

Porterville Veterans by Race

Porterville Veterans by Education

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12.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Porterville Veterans by Education

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57.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

12.4%

Unemployment Rate

Porterville Employment by Age

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Porterville Employment by Race

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Porterville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.01%

Born in California

77.62%

Native Born

22.38%

Foreign Born

14.75%

Non Citizen

7.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.62% of Porterville residents were born in the United States, with 68.01% having been born in California. 14.75% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202159,427-86-0.14%
202059,513-86-0.14%
201959,599-86-0.14%
201859,685-60-0.10%
201759,745460.08%
201659,699-22-0.04%
201559,7217261.23%
201458,9951040.18%
201358,8911830.31%
201258,7081680.29%
201158,5403430.59%
201058,19718,5823.92%
200039,61510,0522.97%
199029,5639,8564.14%
198019,7077,1054.57%
197012,6024,6114.66%
19607,9911,0871.47%
19506,9046340.97%
19406,2709671.69%
19305,3031,2062.61%
19204,0971,4014.27%
19102,6962,0907.75%
189060640411.61%
18802020.00%

Porterville Population by Year