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Welcome to Porterville ...

The city of Porterville is located in Tulare County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Porterville has a population of 59,145 people<1> (see below for details).

Porterville was incorporated May 7, 1902.

The community of Porterville is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Porterville is within the (559) area code.

The ZIP codes for Porterville: 93257-93258<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Porterville had a population of 54,165 people (which is 12.25% of the total population of Tulare County). This makes Porterville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Porterville represents 0.15% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 154th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 54,165 people, the population of Porterville increased 36.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 39,615 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Porterville had an population of 59,145 people. This is an increase of 9.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 49.3% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Porterville.

Communities near Porterville ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Porterville and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Exeter   [Map]   10,553   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Farmersville   [Map]   10,778   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Gillete - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lindsay   [Map]   13,303   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Poplar   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saucelito - Historic   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Porterville.

Communities Also Named Porterville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Porterville - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Oregon, Texas and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Porterville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Porterville. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Porterville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Porterville. Our list includes 16 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Porterville:

Websites for Porterville ...

Official Website: www.ci.porterville.ca.us/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Porterville ...

Looking for more information about Porterville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Porterville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Porterville.

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The Communities of California

About Tulare County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Porterville: www.ci.porterville.ca.us/

The official website for Tulare County: www.co.tulare.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Porterville.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Porterville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Porterville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Porterville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Porterville includes: 93257 & 93258.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Porterville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Porterville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Porterville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Porterville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porterville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0735, Longitude: -119.0398     [Map].

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