Porterville 60 Average
Porterville Livability #569 ranked city in California#17,461 ranked city in the USARanks better than 40% of areas

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      Living in Porterville, CA

      Located in the state of California, Porterville is a moderately-sized city with a population of 58,472 residents. With a population density of 3,159 people per square mile, Porterville is well above the nation's average 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. The median age of all Porterville residents is 29, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for a younger demographic.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Porterville could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Finding the best places to live in Porterville and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes health & safety, employment, housing and other important metrics.

      Porterville, CA receives 60 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #569 in California and #17,461 in the USA. This is a lower than the United States average livability score as Porterville does not rank well for most categories. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Porterville ranks well for housing (A-). Unfortunately for Porterville, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: amenities (F), education (F) and employment (F).

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Porterville can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Porterville is actually affordable. 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.

      Porterville transportation information

      Statistic Porterville California National
      Average one way commute22min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.0%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool18.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.7%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home1.5%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Porterville, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).