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

The community name derives from Spanish for "cattail."

The latitude of Tulare is 36.207N. The longitude is -119.346W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 289 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 47,421.


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Median household income
Local
$33,637
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tulare demographic reports
Tulare is in the San Joaquin Valley.
Founded in 1872 by the Southern Pacific Railroad

Cultivation of wine grapes began in the county in 1877

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 506. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 10.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bob Mathias, track and field athlete, Olympic medallist
· Sam Iness, 1954 Olympic gold medal winner
· Bryan Allen, who pedalled an airplane over the English Channel in 1979
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Tulare County Fair - Sept. 12-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tulare web sites and events links in the sections below.
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: 117

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Tulare 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 93274 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tulare was $13,655, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of Tulare residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Tulare, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $446.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $928.


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

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

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The average commute time for Tulare workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tulare between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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