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Porterville is a city in Tulare County, in the Visalia-Porterville metro area.

The community was named for Porter Putnam, founder

The latitude of Porterville is 36.065N. The longitude is -119.015W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 456 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 42,484.


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Median household income
Local
$32,046
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Porterville demographic reports
Porterville is on the Tule River
Former and merged names include:
· Porter's Station
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 237. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2003 movie, "The Hulk"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Porterville Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Porterville College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 109

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6% of Porterville residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Porterville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Porterville was $12,745, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Porterville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Porterville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $422.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $915.


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Libraries in Porterville include Porterville Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Porterville include Porterville Recorder

TV stations in Porterville include KTFF.

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Tulare County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Porterville political report.

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The average commute time for Porterville workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Porterville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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