Livability Score

59
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (4) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Stafford's Chocolates
Coffee Shop
Java Express
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (5) F
Memorial Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Porterville Historical Museum
Museum
Galaxy 9 Theatres
Cinema
Jamison Stadium
Stadium
E poplar Ave
Attraction
Food and Drink (23) F
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
El Pollo Loco
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Human bean
Beverages
Burger King
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
All About Ice Cream
Sweets
Burger King
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
The Habit Burger Grill
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Me-n-Ed's Pizzaria
Fast Food
Rally's
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Wingstop
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Jamba
Fast Food
Del Taco
Fast Food
Fitness (0) F
Groceries (4) F
ALDI
Grocery Store
Grocery Outlet
Grocery Store
Food 4 Less
Grocery Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Parks (20) F
Unknown Name
Playground
Orange Street Mini Park
Park
Veterans Park
Park
Band Mural Park
Park
Zalud Park
Park
North Park
Park
Hayes Field
Park
Veterans Monument
Park
Fallen Heros Park
Park
Olivewood Mini Park
Park
J Claude Nelson Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Murry Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Burton Ballfields
Park
City of Porterville Sports Complex Parking Area
Park
City of Porterville Sports Complex
Park
Porterville Dog Park
Park
City of Porterville OHV (Off-Highway-Vehicle) Park
Park
Porterville Fairgrounds
Park
Shops (27) F
Lowe's
Home Improvement
AT&T
Electronics
Boot Barn
Clothing
Smart and final
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Strut
Clothing
PetSmart
Pets
Ulta Beauty
Beauty
Kohl's
Department Store
Don Roberto Jewelers
Fashion
Shell
Convenience Store
Supercuts
Hairdresser
Maurices
Clothing
Marshalls
Department Store
Famous Footwear
Shoes
Target
Department Store
Verizon
Electronics
SaveMart
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
T-Mobile
Electronics
GNC
Nutrition Supplements
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Clothing
Qwik stop
Convenience Store
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commute A-

Of all people who commute, 0.8% take public transportation in Porterville.
Public Transit Stops (13)
Stops & Stations
A+
Olive Avenue & Kessing Street
Bus Stop
Olive Avenue & H Street
Bus Stop
Porterville Transit Center
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Station
Family Health Care
Bus Stop
West Poplar Avenue after Prospect Street
Bus Stop
Big Stump Trailer Park
Bus Stop
Main Street & North Avenue
Bus Stop
Sunnyside Street & Main Street
Bus Stop
Main Street & College Avenue- Porterville College
Bus Stop
Main Street & College Avenue- Porterville College
Bus Stop
Main Street & Henderson Avenue
Bus Stop
Main Street & Gibbons Avenue - Cemos Auto Wrecking
Bus Stop
South County Detention Center
Bus Stop
Orange Belt Drive. & Tepot Dome Avenue - El Tapatio Restaurant
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.8%
F
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cost of living D

The cost of living in Porterville is 110/100 - which is 21% lower than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
D-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime D

Porterville crime rates are 2,564 per 100k, which is 10% lower than California
Property Crime
2,079 crimes per 100k
D+
Violent Crime
485 crimes per 100k
D-
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employment F

The median income in Porterville is $44,095 - which is 31% lower than California.
Med. Household Income
$44,095
F
Unemployment Rate
7.7%
F
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health F

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (8)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
B+
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Sierra View Medical Center
Hospital
Family HealthCare Network
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
People Dental
Dentist
Western Dental
Dentist
Porterville Fire #2
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Porterville Developmental Center
Hospital
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A

Porterville home prices are $182,100 - which is 56% lower than California
Home Price
$182,100
B-
Home Appreciation Rate
13%
A-
Home Affordability
4.1x (home price to income ratio)
D
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schools F

The Porterville graduation rate is 63% - which is 21% lower than California
School Test Scores
32%
F
High School Grad. Rates
63%
F
Elementary Schools (29) F
Olive Street Elementary
West Putnam Elementary
Burton Horizon Academy
St Anne School
Belleview Elementary
Prospect Education Center
Santa Fe Elementary
Roche Elementary
Summit Charter Academy
Monte Vista Elementary
Pioneer Middle
Vandalia Elementary
Westfield Elementary
Porterville Military Academy
Oak Grove Elementary
Jim Maples Academy
Burton Community Day
Los Robles Elementary
Burton Elementary
John J. Doyle Elementary
William R. Buckley Elementary
Hope Elementary
Alta Vista Elementary
Monarch River Academy
High Schools (11) B-
Porterville High
Burton Horizon Academy
Vine Street Community Day
Prospect Education Center
Summit Charter Academy
Monache High
Citrus High
Porterville Military Academy
Butterfield Charter High
Granite Hills High
Monarch River Academy
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ratings F

Porterville has an overall rating of 37% from 11 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (9)
From AreaVibes
F
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Porterville Area Facts

  • Porterville has a Livability Score of 59/100, which is considered below average
  • Porterville crime rates are 10% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Porterville is 21% lower than the California average
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Porterville Reviews

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The Weather and Air Quality is Bad 1.5 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 29, 2018) In your weather score it states that the average summer temperature in Porterville, California is 78 degrees. The average summer temperature here is about 97 degrees. ...Read More Read Less
Born and Raised in Porterville, CA 2 rating By Anonymous ( Mar 10, 2015) I was born in Porterville and grew up in this Tulare county suburb, where, as a kid, I'd walk the famous historic places and squeeze through the tunnel nearby that ran underneath the freeway. Since 1990s, this unincorporated area has grown a lot and attracting more and more peopl ...Read More e from other regions.

Porterville is a small town with around 50,000 people and more than 50 percent of the households are living with children. The median income here is much less compared to the state average. I have to keep myself somewhere between feeling good about this place because it has its own charm by retaining its history and bad because it is doing poor in terms of economy. The best part of this town is that people are friendly and considerate about how you are doing. It is like living in one lane with relatives as neighbors, you know how many people are in every house you come across.

What is it about the culture here that is full of life and unique compared to other places in CA? It has good schools and safe neighborhoods, and for someone who was born and brought up here, it is hard to move to any other city. Nightlife is barely in existence mainly because people work hard and have a routine. For them, life is all about enjoying it in modest and living it to the fullest with job, good food and entertainment. One doesn't even have to own a vehicle here because Porterville transit offers convenient public transportation to its residents. I doubt any new businesses want to move into this town given the bad economy and weather. All in all, Porterville is tolerable as long as you are not new to this area. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Porterville? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Orange Street Mini Park
Veterans Park
Band Mural Park
Zalud Park
North Park
Hayes Field
Veterans Monument

Entertainment

Memorial Auditorium
Porterville Historical Museum
Galaxy 9 Theatres
Jamison Stadium
E poplar Ave

Food & Drink

Taco Bell
Subway
Panda Express
El Pollo Loco
Carl's Jr.
Human bean
Burger King
Wendy's

F Commute

Is public transit available in Porterville? Of all people who commute, 0.8% take public transportation in Porterville.
Drive to Work
79%

2% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

C+ Health & Safety

Is Porterville a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Porterville Developmental Center
Sierra View Medical Center

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

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