Porterville, CA
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Porterville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 56,058 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Porterville is the 156th largest community in California.

When you are in Porterville, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.07% of Porterville’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Porterville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Porterville who work in farm management occupations (17.35%), office and administrative support (10.49%), and sales jobs (10.15%).

In Porterville, just 11.03% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Porterville in 2010 was $15,934, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,736 for a family of four. However, Porterville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Porterville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.88% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Porterville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Porterville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Porterville, accounting for 65.80% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Porterville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Porterville include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Porterville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.13%).

The most common language spoken in Porterville is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Laotian.