Porterville is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 58,472 residents. Porterville has a population density of 3,159 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 77% of Porterville residents are White, 5% Asian and 1% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Porterville are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 51% of the population also speak Spanish. Porterville could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 29 years old is below the nation’s average.
Are you trying to decide if living in Porterville is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Porterville, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, housing and more.
Porterville has a livability score of 65/100 and is ranked #647 in California and #17,304 in the USA. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Porterville ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (B). There is at least one category that did not score well in Porterville. The following was graded with a discouraging score: education (F) and employment (F).
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Porterville has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.
Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Porterville is real estate affordability. The median home price for Porterville homes is $157,900, which is 61.4% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Porterville, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4, which is 37.5% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Porterville will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Porterville, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.1%.