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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Porterville is approximately 41,009 (2000), 54165 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 10,073 (1990), 15644 (2010).
The amount of land area in Porterville is 29.114 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Porterville is 14.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.114 sq kilometers.
The distance from Porterville to Washington DC is 2391 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 217 miles. (as the crow flies)
Porterville is positioned 36.06 degrees north of the equator and 119.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Porterville elevation is 459 feet above sea level.
The Porterville city flower is the Iris.
The Porterville city color is Orange and Green. Porterville average temperature is 78.1 degrees F.


In Central California near the western edge of the Sequoia National Forest. Porterville is 165 miles north of Los Angeles and 254 miles south of San Francisco.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Porterville.

Between 1849 and 1852, many gold-seekers passed through this area. A few began to notice the good soil and decided to stay. Gradually, stores were built and by 1860, when Royal Porter Putnam came to town, there was a small village. He built a store and hotel at what is now Oak and Main. The city is named for Putnam. His middle name was used because another Putnam family lived nearby.
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The incorporation of Porterville

May 7, 1902


Porterville's sister cities are Mikkabi, Japan and La Barca, Mexico
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Economy & Industry

Agriculture is the main part of the local economy.
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Porterville City Government

Charles G Huffaker, City Manager, Porterville
or Virginia Gurrola, Mayor, Porterville
Phone: 209-782-7466
Address: PO Box 432
Porterville, CA 93258
Fax: 209-781-6437

Porterville has a Council-Manager form of government

Porterville Historical Events

2003, August 1
The community of Porterville has lost a local icon that has been a part of their day to day life for over nine years. This Is It Books located at 37 W. Oak Street, Porterville, was Porterville's only genuine Used bookstore and built up a wonderful reputation in the area. Sadly the bookstore has passed away. It will be mourned by those who cared enough to patronize it over the years.

Porterville Schools

Kern Community College District
Porterville College
Porterville, CA
phone: 209-791-2200
The campus is located at the base of the scenic High Sierra Mountain Range. Porterville


The population of Porterville was:
1990 - 29,563
2000 - 41,009

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