Porterville, California

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Porterville is a city in the San Joaquin Valley, in Tulare County, California, United States. The population was 39,615 at the 2000 census. City limit signs currently have the population at 51,467. The city's population grew dramatically as the city annexed many properties and unincorporated areas in and around Porterville. Porterville is considered part of the Census Bureau's designation of the Visalia-Porterville metropolitan statistical area.



Porterville is located at 36°4′7″N 119°1′39″W / 36.06861°N 119.0275°W / 36.06861; -119.0275 (36.068550, -119.027536)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.1 square miles (36.4 km²), of which, 14.0 square miles (36.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.50%) is water.

Porterville is located on the Tule River at the base of the easter foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains and western most section of California's Central Valley. In the foothills above Porterville is the man-made Lake Success.

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