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Time Zone: Tulare County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Visalia is the Seat for Tulare County.

Tulare County was founded in 1852 and was created by taking area from MariposaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Tulare had a population of 429,668 people. This is an increase of 16.75% since the last Census (which gave a population of 368,021 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Tulare represented 1.09% of the total population of California, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010442,179+20.15%+2.91% since 2009
2009429,668+16.75%+1.73% since 2008
2008422,343+14.76%+1.48% since 2007
2007416,189+13.09% 
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2000368,021The Last Census

More information can be found on the Tulare County Census Page for Tulare County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Tulare County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Tulare County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Visalia   122,11191,56533.36% increase  
Tulare   57,52143,99430.75% increase  
Porterville   52,15339,61531.65% increase  
Dinuba   20,79216,84423.44% increase  
Lindsay   10,70510,2973.96% increase  

Websites for Tulare County

Official Website:   www.co.tulare.ca.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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