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Porterville, California

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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 59,599 people<2> (see below for details).

Porterville was incorporated May 7, 1902.

The community of 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 telephone area code for Porterville: (559)

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

Websites for Porterville ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Porterville had an population of 59,599 people. This is an increase of 10.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 50.45% 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 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 (with 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 [Tulare County]
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    • Tulare [Tulare County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Porterville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 65,496 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tulare<6>
  • Lindsay [Tulare County]
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    • Lindsay [Tulare County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Porterville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,463 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lindsay<6>
  • Farmersville [Tulare County]
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    • Farmersville [Tulare County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Porterville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,703 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmersville<6>
  • Exeter [Tulare County]
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    • Exeter [Tulare County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Porterville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,485 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Strathmore [Tulare County]
    • Gillete [Tulare County] - Historic
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      • Gillete [Tulare County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Porterville
    • Poplar [Tulare County]
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      • Poplar [Tulare County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Porterville
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    • Terra Bella [Tulare County]
    • Woodville [Tulare County]
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      • Woodville [Tulare County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Porterville
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    • Saucelito [Tulare County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saucelito have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saucelito
      • Saucelito [Tulare County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Porterville

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of California

About Tulare County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Porterville:

The official website for Tulare County:

The official website for State of California:

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 'straight-line' 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, 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 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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