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Income/capita 45%
Household income 28%
Unemployment 43%
IndexPortervilleCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$16,319$31,458$29,829
Median household income$39,763$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,597$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,671$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$23,507$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$20,321$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level31.7%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Porterville is 45% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Porterville is 28% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Porterville is 43% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Porterville is 110% higher than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $26,506$39,763$79,526
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Porterville median earnings by income bracket

      Porterville employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.7%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector8.2%29.4%
      Financial & insurance services1.3%1.6%
      Wholesale & retail services17.7%12.2%
      Public administration6.5%5.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.7%1.3%
      Education, health & social services12.8%40.8%
      Other39.6%33.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      East Tulare Villa, CA923$52,0836%
      Tonyville, CA816$48,28113%
      Pixley, CA3,840$32,84541%
      East Porterville, CA6,460$32,71541%
      Terra Bella, CA3,201$32,70041%
      Porterville, CA58,472$39,76328%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Dubuque, IA58,535$48,02113%
      Spring, TX58,608$66,81521%
      Orland Park, IL58,612$85,58055%
      Bartlett, TN58,318$81,58347%
      Owensboro, KY58,685$37,71932%
      Porterville, CA58,472$39,76328%
      Source: The Porterville, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).