Porterville is a city located in Tulare County California. With a 2020 population of 64,315, it is the 144th largest city in California and the 644th largest city in the United States. Porterville is currently growing at a rate of 1.33% annually and its population has increased by 2.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 62,623 in 2020. Spanning over 19 miles, Porterville has a population density of 3,456 people per square mile.
The average household income in Porterville is $60,972 with a poverty rate of 23.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $943 per month, and the median house value is $182,100. The median age in Porterville is 30.5 years, 29.7 years for males, and 32 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Portervillewas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 87.76%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.38%.
45.73% of Porterville residents speak only English, while 54.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 50.01% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Porterville is Islander, with 85.34% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Porterville is Multiple, with 13.26% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.24%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Porterville
75.94% of Porterville residents were born in the United States, with 66.75% having been born in California. 15.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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