Porterville, California Population 2020

60,070

Porterville is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 60,070, it is the 152nd largest city in California and the 635th largest city in the United States. Porterville is currently growing at a rate of 0.07% annually and its population has increased by 10.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 54,165 in 2010. Spanning over 19 miles, Porterville has a population density of 3,228 people per square mile.

The average household income in Porterville is $58,073 with a poverty rate of 29.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $884 per month, and the median house value is $165,100. The median age in Porterville is 29.8 years, 28.6 years for males, and 31.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.1 males.

Porterville Demographics

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

  • White: 75.83%
  • Other race: 14.13%
  • Asian: 4.64%
  • Two or more races: 3.24%
  • Native American: 0.91%
  • Black or African American: 0.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.41%
The current population of Porterville, California is 60,070, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 59,988.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 54,165.

Porterville, California Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020471,3892,7640.59%
2019468,6252,7640.59%
2018465,8612,7640.59%
2017463,0973,0740.66%
2016460,0232,2200.48%
2015457,8032,2010.48%
2014455,6022,8330.62%
2013452,7692,7940.62%
2012449,9753,1110.69%
2011446,8643,8700.87%
2010442,9940.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,34475.83%
Some Other Race8,45214.13%
Asian2,7774.64%
Two or More Races1,9393.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native5420.91%
Black or African American4970.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2460.41%

Porterville Population Pyramid 2020

Porterville Median Age

29.8


Total

28.6


Male

31.2


Female

Porterville Adults

There are 40,812 adults, (6,608 of whom are seniors) in Porterville.

Porterville Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Porterville Sex Ratio

Female

29,584

49.47%

Male

30,213

50.53%

Porterville Households and Families

Porterville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Porterville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.7%34.3%
All52.1%47.9%
Male44.7%55.3%
Non Family43%57%
Female32.4%67.6%

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,9333.4552.1
Married8,0794.0965.7
Non Family4,2301.3443
Female3,0414.2932.4
Male1,5834.2444.7

3.98

Average Family Size

3.45

Average Household Size

10.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Porterville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,31321.51%
9th to 12th Grade3,74511.02%
High School Graduate9,58528.19%
Some College7,19321.16%
Associates Degree2,4367.16%
Bachelors Degree2,3917.03%
Graduate Degree1,3363.93%

Porterville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic20,24211,0511,149
White10,7599,4551,861
Other Race4,3222,587253
Asian1,8141,482464
Multiple Races87067599
Black363250119
Native American29424017
Islander8031

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 32.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,333$29,185$22,373
Less Than High School$13,883$16,335$10,977
High School Grad$26,400$27,295$25,329
Some College$31,335$40,724$27,960
Bachelors Degree$50,263$52,457$44,375
Graduate Degree$82,890$90,395$77,946

$26,333

Average Earnings

$29,185

Average Male

$22,373

Average Female

Porterville Language

Porterville Language by Age

Porterville Language

43.77% of Porterville residents speak only English, while 56.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 51.92% of the population.

Porterville Poverty

Porterville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic39,56014,07035.57%
Other8,4013,27038.92%
White14,3192,47617.29%
Multiple1,87046724.97%
Asian2,75834912.65%
Native54219535.98%
Islander23215667.24%
Black46211324.46%

29.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.13%

Male Poverty Rate

30.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Porterville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Porterville is Islander, with 67.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Porterville is Asian, with 12.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.20%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.71%
High School25.64%
Some College15.79%
Bachelors or Greater8.10%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.48%
Male Unemployed40.33%
Male Employed18.10%
Female Employed17.16%

Porterville Income

Porterville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,246$58,073
Families$43,030$62,304
Married Families$56,130$76,631
Non Families$25,370$38,060

Porterville Marital Status

Porterville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Porterville Married by Age and Sex

Porterville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Porterville Marital Status by Race

Porterville Veterans

1,778

Number of Veterans

1,679

Male Veterans

99

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam571
Second Gulf War341
First Gulf War326
Korea191
World War II69
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54491
75+437
65 to 74385
55 to 64291
18 to 34174
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4604.65%
Hispanic4301.71%
Other1011.91%
Asian1005.07%
2 or More625.37%
Indian318.71%
Black245.04%

$Porterville Veterans by Education

11.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Porterville Employment Status

57.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

11.4%

Unemployment Rate

Porterville Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.18%

Born in California

76.38%

Native Born

23.62%

Foreign Born

15.50%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

76.38% of Porterville residents were born in the United States, with 67.18% having been born in California. 15.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202060,070410.07%
201960,029410.07%
201859,988-1-0.00%
201759,989410.07%
201659,948-4-0.01%
201559,9527681.30%
201459,1841460.25%
201359,0382120.36%
201258,8262000.34%
201158,6263720.64%
201058,25418,6393.93%
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%