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Tulare County, California


The City with a Smile
The Agri-Center of the World

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Tulare is approximately 55,935 (2007), 59278 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 14,253 (2000), 17720 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tulare is 36.888 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Tulare is 18.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.172 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tulare to Washington DC is 2408 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 199 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tulare is positioned 36.19 degrees north of the equator and 119.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Tulare elevation is 2890 feet above sea level.
Tulare per capita income is $ 13,655 (2000).
Tulare median income is $ 38,300 (2005).
The Tulare median home price is $ 196,000 (2005).
Tulare average annual rainfall is 10.15 inches per year
Tulare average annual humidity is 49%
Tulare average temperature is 62.9 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 50.3 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 75.5 degrees F.


on Highway 99, about nine miles from Visalia and 50 miles from Fresno in the central valley of California. Other nearby communities include Tipton, Goshen, Farmersville, Woodville, Exeter, Ivanhoe and Pixley.
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History & History Related Items

Founded in 1872 by the Southern Pacific Railroad, Tulare flourished as the headquarters of the railroad in the area. The name is for an area where tule (or cattails) grew. Since the town has expanded, the area no longer exists. The town suffered through many hard times, though, burning down and being rebuilt three times in its first fourteen years of existence. It was finally incorporated in 1888. In 1891, the railroad moved its headquarters to Bakersfield, devastating the community. When the railroad left, Tulare didn't give up and turned to agriculture to exist. Once adequate water was developed, Tulare once again flourished becoming a center for farming and other growing things.

Tulare is pronounced - too LARRY.
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The incorporation of Tulare

5 April 1888


The International Agri-Center
Home to the World Ag Expo held in February each year.
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Tulare City Government

City of Tulare
411 East Kern Ave.
Tulare, CA 93274
Phone: (559) 685-2300

Tulare has a council-city manager form of government.

Tulare Chamber

Tulare Chamber of Commerce
220 E. Tulare Ave
Tulare, CA 93274

Tulare Organizations

Tulare Chamber of Commerce
220 E. Tulare Ave
Tulare, CA 93274

Tulare Libraries

Tulare Public Library
113 North F Street
Tulare, CA 93274
Phone: 559-685-2341

Tulare Schools

Tulare Joint Union High School District
426 N. Blackstone
Tulare, CA 93274
Phone: 559-688-2021
Tulare City School District
Elementary and Middle Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
2637 West Burrel
P.O. Box 5091
Visalia, CA 93278
Phone: 559-733-6300 Tulare


The population of Tulare was:
1990 - 33,249
2000 - 43,994
2006 - 52,109
2007 - 55,935
Median age:
2000 - 28.5 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 33,637
2005 - $ 38,300

Median house value:
2000 - $ 94,700
2005 - $ 196,000

Tulare is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time during a portion of the year.

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