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County of Tulare
Garden of the Sun
—  County  —
Official seal of County of Tulare
Seal
Tulare County's location in California
California's location in the United States
Country  United States
State  California
Region Central California
Metro area Visalia Metropolitan Area
Incorporated 1852
Named for Tulare Lake
County seat Visalia
Incorporated cities 8
Government
 • County Administrative Officer Jean Rousseau
 • Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 12,533.2 km2 (4,839.09 sq mi)
 • Land 12,494.0 km2 (4,823.97 sq mi)
 • Water 39.2 km2 (15.12 sq mi)
Highest elevation[1] 4,421 m (14,505 ft)
Population (2020)
 • Total 473,117
 • Density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Time zone Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 559
Website co.tulare.ca.us

Tulare County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, south of Fresno. Sequoia National Park is located in the county, as are part of Kings Canyon National Park, in its northeast corner (shared with Fresno County), and part of Mount Whitney, on its eastern border (shared with Inyo County). As of the 2020 census, the population was 473,117, up from 442,179 at the 2010 census. Its county seat is Visalia. The county is named for Tulare Lake, once the largest freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes and now drained. The site is now in Kings County, which was created in 1893 from the western portion of the formerly larger Tulare County.

History[]

Tulare County was formed from parts of Mariposa County in 1852. Parts of the county's territory were given to Fresno County in 1856, to Kern County in 1866, to Inyo County in 1866 and Kings County in 1893.

Comandante Pedro Fages, while hunting for deserters in 1772, discovered a great lake surrounded by marshes and filled with rushes which he named Los Tules (the tules). It is from this lake that the county derives its name. The root of the name Tulare is found in the Mexican word tullin, designating cattail or similar reeds.

The infectious disease Tularemia caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis is named after Tulare County.

Economy[]

Milk brings in the most revenue for the county, typically more than US$ 1 billion a year annually. Oranges, grapes, and other cattle-related commodities also bring in hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

In 2001, Tulare became the most productive county in the U.S. in terms of agricultural revenues at US$ 3.5 billion annually, surpassing Fresno County's US$ 3.2 billion, which held the spot for over two decades.

Due to the importance of agriculture in the county as well as its location in the state, the city of Tulare (in Tulare County) has been the home of the annual World Ag Expo,[2] the world's largest agricultural exposition, since 1968.

An influential contribution to Tulare County are minor league sports like the baseball Visalia Rawhide of the class-A level California League (an affiliate to the Arizona Diamondbacks), two teams of the Minor League Football Association in Tulare and Visalia, and four teams of the Central California Basketball League based in Porterville.

Top employers[]

According to the County's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[3] the top employers in the county are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 County of Tulare 4,320
2 Porterville Developmental Center 3,000
3 Kaweah Delta Medical Center 2,000
4 Ruiz Foods 1,800
5 Wal-Mart 1,692
6 College of the Sequoias 1,160
7 Cigna 900
8 Jostens 720
9 Land O'Lakes 600
10 Monrovia Nursery 600

Geography[]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 4,839.09 square miles (12,533.2 km2), of which 4,823.97 square miles (12,494.0 km2) (or 99.69%) is land and 15.12 square miles (39.2 km2) (or 0.31%) is water.[4]

Cities, towns, and unincorporated communities[]

Incorporated cities
  • Dinuba
  • Exeter
  • Farmersville
  • Lindsay
  • Porterville
  • Tulare
  • Visalia
  • Woodlake
Census-designated places (CDPs)
  • Allensworth
  • Alpaugh
  • California Hot Springs
  • Camp Nelson
  • Cedar Slope
  • Cutler
  • Delft Colony
  • Ducor
  • Earlimart
  • East Orosi
  • East Porterville
  • East Tulare Villa
  • El Rancho
  • Goshen
  • Hartland
  • Idlewild
  • Ivanhoe
  • Kennedy Meadows
  • Lemon Cove
  • Lindcove
  • Linnell Camp
  • London
  • Matheny
  • McClenney Tract
  • Monson
  • Orosi
  • Panorama Heights
  • Patterson Tract
  • Pierpoint
  • Pine Flat
  • Pixley
  • Plainview
  • Ponderosa
  • Poplar-Cotton Center
  • Posey
  • Poso Park
  • Richgrove
  • Rodriguez Camp
  • Sequoia Crest
  • Seville
  • Silver City
  • Springville
  • Strathmore
  • Sugarloaf Mountain Park
  • Sugarloaf Saw Mill
  • Sugarloaf Village
  • Sultana
  • Terra Bella
  • Teviston
  • Three Rivers
  • Tipton
  • Tonyville
  • Tooleville
  • Traver
  • Waukena
  • West Goshen
  • Wilsonia
  • Woodville
  • Yettem
Other unincorporated communities
  • Advance
  • Angiola
  • Badger
  • Balance Rock
  • Cairns Corner
  • Calgro
  • Johnsondale
  • Kaweah
  • Rocky Hill
  • White River
  • Yokohl Ranch, California (proposed town)
  • Yokohl Valley
  • Zante
Indian reservations
  • Tule River Indian Reservation

Adjacent counties[]

Sequoia National Park is located within Tulare County.

National protected areas[]

  • Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuge
  • Giant Sequoia National Monument (part)
  • Inyo National Forest (part)
  • Kings Canyon National Park (part)
  • Pixley National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sequoia National Forest (part)
  • Sequoia National Park

Transportation infrastructure[]

Major highways[]

  • State Route 43
  • State Route 63
  • State Route 65
  • State Route 99
  • State Route 198

Public transportation[]

Tulare County Transit provides a countywide bus service linking the population centers. A connection to Delano in Kern County is also operated.

The cities of Tulare, Porterville, and Visalia have their own local bus services.

Greyhound and Orange Belt Stages provide long-distance, intercity bus service.

Airports[]

The Visalia Municipal Airport has very limited commercial passenger service. Sequoia Field, just north of Visalia, is a county-owned general aviation airport.

The nearest full operation commercial airports are Bakersfield's Meadows Field Airport to the South, and Fresno's Fresno Yosemite International Airport to the North.

Demographics[]

2010[]

The 2010 United States Census reported that Tulare County had a population of 442,179. The racial makeup of Tulare County was 265,618 (60.1%) White, 7,196 (1.6%) African American, 6,993 (1.6%) Native American, 15,176 (3.4%) Asian, 509 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 128,263 (29.0%) from other races, and 18,424 (4.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 268,065 persons (60.6%).[5]

Population reported at 2010 United States Census
The County
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Tulare County 442,179 265,618 7,196 6,993 15,176 509 128,263 18,424 268,065
Incorporated
cities
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Dinuba 21,453 11,166 141 193 454 17 8,630 852 18,114
Exeter 10,334 7,150 67 171 138 8 2,416 384 4,703
Farmersville 10,588 5,295 60 213 72 5 4,494 449 8,876
Lindsay 11,768 6,480 85 128 267 4 4,367 437 10,056
Porterville 54,165 31,847 673 1,007 2,521 64 15,482 2,571 33,549
Tulare 59,278 36,347 2,328 694 1,276 80 15,713 2,840 34,062
Visalia 124,442 80,203 2,627 1,730 6,768 164 27,249 5,701 57,262
Woodlake 7,279 3,691 37 108 52 9 3,072 310 6,381
Census-designated
places
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Allensworth 471 158 22 0 8 0 279 4 436
Alpaugh 1,026 381 4 11 4 0 597 29 867
California Hot Springs 37 34 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
Camp Nelson 97 94 0 0 0 0 2 1 6
Cedar Slope 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cutler 5,000 2,421 50 53 64 1 2,241 170 4,829
Delft Colony 454 213 13 0 0 0 224 4 428
Ducor 612 251 0 15 20 0 302 24 502
Earlimart 8,537 3,193 67 45 536 0 4,303 393 7,805
East Orosi 495 209 0 5 2 1 261 17 466
East Porterville 6,767 3,660 65 153 102 58 2,431 298 4,930
East Tulare Villa 778 491 9 6 10 0 226 36 428
El Rancho 124 71 1 1 0 0 49 2 117
Goshen 3,006 1,186 76 90 11 1 1,496 146 2,482
Hartland 30 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idlewild 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ivanhoe 4,495 2,002 19 80 29 1 2,221 143 3,752
Kennedy Meadows 28 25 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
Lemon Cove 308 261 0 5 3 2 12 25 76
Lindcove 406 284 2 15 0 0 96 9 197
Linnell Camp 849 397 3 18 8 0 393 30 832
London 1,869 761 6 46 0 0 976 80 1,737
Matheny 1,212 651 44 24 4 0 436 53 890
McClenney Tract 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Monson 188 121 1 5 4 0 57 0 147
Orosi 8,770 3,861 65 57 803 1 3,638 345 7,606
Panorama Heights 41 35 1 1 0 0 4 0 4
Patterson Tract 1,752 999 0 33 73 0 577 70 1,133
Pierpoint 52 51 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Pine Flat 166 158 0 3 3 0 0 2 11
Pixley 3,310 1,473 90 28 16 0 1,587 116 2,675
Plainview 945 358 8 20 2 0 517 40 865
Ponderosa 16 13 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
Poplar-Cotton Center 2,470 1,729 1 15 356 0 327 42 1,809
Posey 10 6 0 3 0 0 0 1 3
Poso Park 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Richgrove 2,882 1,068 20 38 140 7 1,521 88 2,705
Rodriguez Camp 156 51 0 0 0 0 98 7 151
Sequoia Crest 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seville 480 200 0 5 0 0 259 16 458
Silver City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Springville 934 836 5 20 7 0 25 41 109
Strathmore 2,819 1,490 12 41 7 1 1,162 106 2,238
Sugarloaf Mountain Park 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sugarloaf Saw Mill 18 14 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
Sugarloaf Village 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Sultana 775 315 0 3 6 0 424 27 695
Terra Bella 3,310 1,426 5 20 75 2 1,733 49 2,894
Teviston 1,214 449 50 9 10 0 640 56 1,039
Three Rivers 2,182 1,976 7 27 31 1 75 65 212
Tipton 2,543 1,535 3 15 9 0 924 57 2,147
Tonyville 316 178 0 0 12 0 115 11 286
Tooleville 339 145 5 19 8 2 148 12 279
Traver 713 302 1 22 6 2 357 23 551
Waukena 108 86 0 3 0 0 19 0 45
West Goshen 511 276 2 10 7 0 195 21 358
Wilsonia 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Woodville 1,740 1,345 1 31 6 0 324 33 1,545
Yettem 211 48 5 0 0 0 148 10 199
Unincorporated
communities
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
All others not CDPs (combined) 67,213 46,040 512 1,753 1,245 78 15,416 2,169 34,101


2000[]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 368,021 people, 110,385 households, and 87,093 families residing in the county. The population density was 76 people per square mile (29/km²). There were 119,639 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.08% White, 1.59% Black or African American, 1.56% Native American, 3.27% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 30.79% from other races, and 4.60% from two or more races. 50.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 6.2% were of American, 5.7% German and 5.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 56.3% spoke English, 38.9% Spanish and 1.1% Portuguese as their first language.

There were 110,385 households out of which 44.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.67.

In the county the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,983, and the median income for a family was $36,297. Males had a median income of $30,892 versus $24,589 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,006. About 18.8% of families and 23.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.6% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.

Crime statistics[]

(reported by the sheriff's office or county police)[7]

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 40
  • Robberies: 87
  • Assaults: 411
  • Burglaries: 1328
  • Thefts: 2117
  • Auto thefts: 11

Politics[]

Voter registration statistics[]

Cities by population and voter registration[]

Overview[]

Tulare is a strongly Republican county in Presidential and congressional elections. The last Democratic candidate for president to win a majority in the county was Lyndon Johnson in 1964. In the 2016 presidential election, Republican candidate and overall winner, Donald Trump, won Tulare by a 9.39% margin of victory, the closest margin of victory for a Republican in the county since Richard Nixon's 8.37% margin in 1960. The Republican advantage narrowed further in the 2020 presidential election when Donald Trump won the county by a 7.82% margin despite losing nationally to Joe Biden, the closest margin of victory for a Republican in the county since Dwight D. Eisenhower's 5.33% margin in 1956.

United States presidential election results for Tulare County, California[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 77,579 52.82% 66,105 45.00% 3,201 2.18%
2016 58,299 51.09% 47,585 41.70% 8,218 7.20%
2012 56,956 56.24% 41,752 41.22% 2,571 2.54%
2008 59,765 56.64% 43,634 41.35% 2,126 2.01%
2004 65,399 66.15% 32,494 32.87% 967 0.98%
2000 54,070 60.20% 33,006 36.75% 2,742 3.05%
1996 46,272 53.90% 32,669 38.06% 6,905 8.04%
1992 40,482 45.71% 31,188 35.22% 16,883 19.07%
1988 46,891 59.61% 30,711 39.04% 1,067 1.36%
1984 51,066 63.88% 28,065 35.11% 812 1.02%
1980 41,317 58.32% 25,155 35.51% 4,374 6.17%
1976 31,864 54.52% 25,551 43.72% 1,027 1.76%
1972 36,048 59.93% 21,775 36.20% 2,327 3.87%
1968 29,314 52.17% 22,180 39.47% 4,695 8.36%
1964 22,527 39.83% 33,974 60.08% 51 0.09%
1960 29,456 53.97% 24,887 45.60% 239 0.44%
1956 26,051 52.50% 23,407 47.17% 160 0.32%
1952 30,108 57.07% 22,208 42.10% 437 0.83%
1948 18,414 46.98% 19,681 50.22% 1,097 2.80%
1944 16,005 49.30% 16,221 49.97% 238 0.73%
1940 15,414 42.85% 20,129 55.96% 428 1.19%
1936 8,624 30.78% 18,956 67.66% 435 1.55%
1932 8,066 32.27% 15,631 62.53% 1,302 5.21%
1928 12,057 63.76% 6,635 35.09% 218 1.15%
1924 9,484 50.79% 3,425 18.34% 5,765 30.87%
1920 9,136 61.26% 4,837 32.43% 941 6.31%
1916 6,845 43.96% 7,299 46.87% 1,428 9.17%
1912 73 0.72% 4,293 42.31% 5,781 56.97%
1908 2,742 47.95% 2,329 40.73% 647 11.32%
1904 2,221 48.61% 1,643 35.96% 705 15.43%
1900 1,755 41.41% 2,246 53.00% 237 5.59%
1896 1,410 33.80% 2,673 64.07% 89 2.13%
1892 1,984 31.96% 2,613 42.09% 1,611 25.95%
1888 2,275 43.82% 2,637 50.79% 280 5.39%
1884 1,268 40.15% 1,691 53.55% 199 6.30%
1880 917 38.71% 1,306 55.13% 146 6.16%



In the United States House of Representatives, Tulare County is split between 3 congressional districts:[11]

  • California's 21st congressional district, represented by Republican   David Valadao
  • California's 22nd congressional district, represented by Republican   Devin Nunes and
  • California's 23rd congressional district, represented by Republican   Kevin McCarthy.[12]

In the California State Senate, it is split between 3 legislative districts:[13]

  • the 8th Senate District, represented by Republican   Tom Berryhill,
  • the 14th Senate District, represented by Republican   Andy Vidak, and
  • the 16th Senate District, represented by Republican   Jean Fuller.

In the California State Assembly, the county is split between the 23rd Assembly District, represented by Republican   Jim Patterson, and the 26th Assembly District, represented by Republican   Devon Mathis.[14]

Lakes[]

  • Columbine Lake
  • Crescent Lake
  • Franklin Lakes
  • Rockslide Lake
  • Lake Kaweah
  • Weaver Lake
  • Arctic Lake
  • Bullfrog Lakes
  • Rocky Basin Lakes
  • Lake Success




Rivers[]

  • Angora River
  • St. John's River
  • Yokohl River
  • Yucca River
  • Alpine River
  • Needlerock River
  • Monarch River
  • Monache River
  • Negro River
  • Tule River




Parks[]

  • Pixley National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lake Kaweah Recreation Area
  • Allensworth Historic District
  • Balch Park
  • Cutler Park
  • Woodville Park
  • West Main Street Park
  • Mooney Grove Park / Ancient Oak Forest Preserve
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Horse Creek Recreation Area
  • Lackeys Cabin
  • Mineral King Game Refuge
  • Alpaugh Park
  • Kings River Nature Preserve
  • Bartlett Park




Sequoia National Park[]

Sequoia National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Visalia, California, in the United States of America. It was established in 1890 as the second U.S. national park, after Yellowstone National Park. The park spans 404,051 acres (1,635.136 km2). Encompassing a vertical relief of nearly 13,000 feet (3,962 m), the park contains among its natural resources the highest point in the contiguous 48 United States, Mount Whitney, at 14,505 feet (4,421 m) above sea level. The park is south of and contiguous with Kings Canyon National Park; the two are administered by the National Park Service as one unit, called Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Clemmie Gill School Of Science And Conservation[]

Clemmie Gill School Of Science And Conservation is an outdoor school (first in California,) that all 5th and 6th graders are sent for either a week or a day, depending on the age.

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Tulare County, California
  • Tulare Lake
  • Tule

References[]

  1. ^ Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, on border with Inyo County.
  2. ^ World Ag Expo
  3. ^ County of Tulare CAFR
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census P.L. 94-171 Summary File Data". United States Census Bureau. http://www2.census.gov/census_2010/01-Redistricting_File--PL_94-171/California/. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "city-data-Tulare_County-CA". analyzed data from numerous sources. http://www.city-data.com/county/Tulare_County-CA.html. Retrieved 04-07-2009. 
  8. ^ a b Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named US-CB-B02001
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q California Secretary of State. February 10, 2013 - Report of Registration Template:Web archive. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/. 
  11. ^ "Counties by County and by District". California Citizens Redistricting Commission. http://wedrawthelines.ca.gov/downloads/meeting_handouts_072011/handouts_20110729_q2_cd_finaldraft_splits.zip. 
  12. ^ "California's 23rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/CA/23. 
  13. ^ "Communities of Interest — County". California Citizens Redistricting Commission. http://wedrawthelines.ca.gov/downloads/meeting_handouts_072011/handouts_20110729_q2_sd_finaldraft_splits.zip. 
  14. ^ "Communities of Interest — County". California Citizens Redistricting Commission. http://wedrawthelines.ca.gov/downloads/meeting_handouts_072011/handouts_20110729_q2_ad_finaldraft_splits.zip. 

External links[]

Coordinates: 36°14′N 118°48′W / 36.23, -118.80


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