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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Porterville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tulare County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Visalia-Tulare area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93257 ZIP code.
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.
11% of Porterville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Porterville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $422. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $915.
Libraries in Porterville include Porterville Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Porterville include Porterville Recorder
TV stations in Porterville include KTFF.
Tulare County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Porterville political report.
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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