Porterville, CA

58,472 Population
17.6 square miles 3,320.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.1%
 
Population Density
3,320.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
63.2%
was 64.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
21.8%
was 21.1%
 
Percent Under 18
32.9%
was 33.6%
 
Percent 65 and Over
10.5%
was 10.5%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
13.1
was 12.1
Ranked 56th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
31.7%
was 30.9%
 
Median Household Income
$39,763
was $38,456
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.3
46.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.6
was 14.5
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
333.6
was 351.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,482.1
was 2,725.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
17,981
was 17,063
 
Median Rent
$823
was $808
 
Total Building Permits
36
was 32
 
Occupied Housing Units
16,799
was 15,821
 
Homeownership Rate
53.4%
was 55.4%
 
Single Family Building Permits
36
was 32
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
967.1
was 969.1
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
13.1%
was 15.0%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.4
was 3.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.0
was 1.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.7
was 0.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.3%
was 92.3%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
77.4%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.0%
was 98.2%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
66.8%
was 66.9%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
10.3%
was 11.0%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
75.1%
was 88.5%
 
Debt Service Ratio
3.7%
was 4.3%
 
Revenue
$69,353,457
was $58,178,216
 
Expenditure
$70,141,332
was $53,830,026
 
Revenue per Capita
$1,262
was $1,067
 
Expenditure per Capita
$1,276
was $987
 

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