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Welcome to the City of Porterville. Porterville is a bustling foothill community nestled against the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. With a population of more than 62,000, Porterville serves as a trade are to more than 105,000 individuals.

ChoosePorterville is an initiative of the City of Porterville focused on introducing you to everything Porterville has to offer to businesses, residents and tourists. Look around and see for yourself why so many small and large businesses along with adventurous individuals continue to choose Porterville as their next business or tourism destination. 

The economy is a thriving mixture of agribusiness, light industry and commercial enterprise. Local business produce a number of products such as electronic medical instruments, printed forms and specialty documents and food products.

Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Porterville is situated on the eastern edge of California's San Joaquin Valley and at the southeastern region of Tulare County. Just 17 miles off Highway 99, a primary north-south route, the city is approximately an hour from Fresno and Bakersfield.

Enjoy the slower pace, casual lifestyle, and friendliness of a small town without sacrificing quality.
City of Porterville Centennial Park Building

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