U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Porterville city, California
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Porterville city, California

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Porterville city, California
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 59,599
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 59,599
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 58,104
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 54,165
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,778
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 23.6%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 52.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $165,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,207
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $385
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $884
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 16,933
Persons per household, 2014-2018 3.45
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 86.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 56.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 82.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 73.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 67.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 11.0%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 7.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 50.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 60,035
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 287,150
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 312,006
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 42,015
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 513,658
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,335
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $41,246
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $17,334
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 2,976
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,517
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,123
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,684
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,144
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 263
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,535
Population per square mile, 2010 3,076.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 17.61
FIPS Code 0658240
Value Notes

    Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

    Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

    The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

    Fact Notes
    • (a)Includes persons reporting only one race
    • (b)Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories
    • (c)Economic Census - Puerto Rico data are not comparable to U.S. Economic Census data
    Value Flags
    • -Either no or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest or upper interval of an open ended distribution.
    • DSuppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
    • FFewer than 25 firms
    • FNFootnote on this item in place of data
    • NData for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
    • NANot available
    • SSuppressed; does not meet publication standards
    • XNot applicable
    • ZValue greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

    QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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