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Welcome to Porterville ...

The city of Porterville is located in Tulare County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Porterville has a population of 58,875 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Porterville, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated May 7, 1902.

Porterville is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Porterville: (559)

The ZIP codes for Porterville: 93257-93258<4>

Websites for Porterville ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Porterville had an population of 58,875 people. This is an increase of 8.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Porterville had a population of 54,165 people (or 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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Porterville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Porterville.

  • Tulare (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulare
    • Tulare lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Porterville and is located in Tulare County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,797 people
    • Tulare has also been known as:
    • Tulare City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulare
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tulare<6>
  • Lindsay (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindsay
    • Lindsay lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Porterville and is located in Tulare County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,908 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lindsay<6>
  • Farmersville (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmersville
    • Farmersville lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Porterville and is located in Tulare County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,812 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmersville<6>
  • Exeter (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
    • Exeter lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Porterville and is located in Tulare County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,423 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter<6>
  • Strathmore (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Gillete (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillete
    • Gillete was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Porterville and is located in Tulare County
  • Poplar (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar
    • Poplar lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Porterville and is located in Tulare County
    • Poplar has also been known as:
    • Poplar - Cotton Center
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar
  • Terra Bella (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Woodville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
    • Woodville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Porterville and is located in Tulare County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
  • Saucelito (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saucelito
    • Saucelito was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Porterville and is located in Tulare County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saucelito have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Porterville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Porterville.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Porterville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Porterville. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Porterville.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Porterville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Porterville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Porterville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Porterville

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Porterville on our Genealogy Page.

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About Tulare County

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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: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Tulare, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Porterville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Porterville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Porterville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PortervilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porterville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0735, Longitude: -119.0398    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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