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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.

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Porterville location: 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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Porterville average temperature is 78.1 degrees F.
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Porterville history:

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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.
The incorporation date of Porterville: May 7, 1902

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

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Porterville economy: Agriculture is the main part of the local economy.

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