Tulare County, CA

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2022 Population
473,446
0.52% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
31.5
0.639% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.5%
6.55% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,474
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$280,900
16.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
190,883
1.93% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tulare County, CA had a population of 473k people with a median age of 31.5 and a median household income of $64,474. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tulare County, CA grew from 470,999 to 473,446, a 0.52% increase and its median household income grew from $57,394 to $64,474, a 12.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tulare County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (26.5%), Other (Hispanic) (24.5%), White (Hispanic) (24.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (15.8%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.44%).

None of the households in Tulare County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

86.1% of the residents in Tulare County, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tulare County, CA are College of the Sequoias (123217) (2,719 degrees awarded in 2022), Advanced Career Institute (480019) (1,671 degrees), and San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (1,226 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Tulare County, CA was $280,900, and the homeownership rate was 58.3%.

Most people in Tulare County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Tulare County, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Tulare County, CA is home to a population of 473k people, from which 86.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 22.2% of Tulare County, CA residents were born outside of the country (105k people).

In 2022, there were 1.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (125k people) in Tulare County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 116k Other (Hispanic) and 115k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86.1%
2022 Citizenship
86%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 86.1% of Tulare County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tulare County, CA was 86%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tulare County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    125k ± 796
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    116k ± 5.08k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    115k ± 4.98k
66.1%
Hispanic Population
313k people

In 2022, there were 1.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (125k people) in Tulare County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 116k Other (Hispanic) and 115k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

66.1% of the people in Tulare County, CA are hispanic (313k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tulare County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

22.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
105k people
21.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
103k people

As of 2022, 22.2% of Tulare County, CA residents (105k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tulare County, CA was 21.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,028 ± 448
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,396 ± 546
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,013 ± 378

Tulare County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tulare County, CA employs 191k people. The largest industries in Tulare County, CA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (28,574 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (25,032 people), and Retail Trade (19,391 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,000), Information ($68,459), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,143).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

191k
2022 Value
± 4,250
1.93%
1 Year growth
± 3.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tulare County, CA grew at a rate of 1.93%, from 187k employees to 191k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tulare County, CA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (22,618 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (19,426 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (16,498 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tulare County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

191k
2022 Value
± 4,250
1.93%
1 Year growth
± 3.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tulare County, CA grew at a rate of 1.93%, from 187k employees to 191k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tulare County, CA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (28,574 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (25,032 people), and Retail Trade (19,391 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tulare County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Tulare County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,857
Median earning men ± $1,023
$29,974
Median earning women ± $783

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,948), Information ($75,374), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($54,701).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,287), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,611), and Manufacturing ($37,998).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,903
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,404
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,285
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tulare County, CA went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45%), followed by Other (1.16%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Tulare County, CA awarded 6,744 degrees. The student population of Tulare County, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,380 male students and 12,696 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tulare County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (4,437 and 65.9%), followed by White (1,315 and 19.5%), Black or African American (411 and 6.1%), and Asian (265 and 3.93%).

The largest universities in Tulare County, CA by number of degrees awarded are College of the Sequoias (123217) (2,719 and 40.3%), Advanced Career Institute (480019) (1,671 and 24.8%), and San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (1,226 and 18.2%).

The most popular majors in Tulare County, CA are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (1,494 and 22.2%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (627 and 9.3%), and Child Care Provider (509 and 7.55%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 21,076 students enrolled in Tulare County, CA, 39.8% men and 60.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 14,983 records, of which 60.8% were women and 39.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 627 degrees awarded
  2. 168 degrees awarded
  3. 168 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tulare County, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 627 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Tulare County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,719 degrees awarded
  2. 1,671 degrees awarded
  3. 1,226 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of the Sequoias (123217) with 2,719 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 3,152 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tulare County, CA, which is 0.878 times less than the 3,592 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 4,437 degrees mean that there were 3.37 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,315 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,334) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($68) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,163) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tulare County, CA was $280,900 in 2022, which is 0.996 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $240,600 to $280,900, a 16.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Tulare County, CA is 58.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tulare County, CA have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tulare County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tulare County, CA is $64,474. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Tulare County, CA was Census Tract 10.05 with a value of $116,667, followed by Census Tract 20.06 and Census Tract 14, with respective values of $105,559 and $95,479.

In 2022, 26.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tulare County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.08%.

Property

$280,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,043
$82,078
Median Property Taxes
±$2,351

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tulare County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Tulare County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.3%
Homeownership
2022
69.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.3% of the housing units in Tulare County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 10.05
  2. Census Tract 20.06
  3. Census Tract 14

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tulare County, CA was Census Tract 10.05 with a value of $116,667, followed by Census Tract 20.06 and Census Tract 14, with respective values of $105,559 and $95,479.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Tulare County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$64,474
Median Household Income
± $1,489
141k
Number of Households
± 3,327

In 2022, the median household income of the 141k households in Tulare County, CA grew to $64,474 from the previous year's value of $57,394.

The following chart displays the households in Tulare County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tulare County, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Carpooled (14.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.18%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in Tulare County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.4%) and those who worked at home (5.18%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tulare County, CA have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Tulare County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tulare County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tulare County, CA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 26.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tulare County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.08%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tulare County, CA (86.4k out of 468k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tulare County, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 23% of the children was living in poverty in Tulare County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 17.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 382 in Tulare County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 88.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.1% of the population of Tulare County, CA has health coverage, with 32.8% on employee plans, 42% on Medicaid, 7.79% on Medicare, 8.69% on non-group plans, and 0.825% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tulare County, CA see 2308 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.91% decrease from the previous year (2353 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1803 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 333 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,308 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tulare County, CA

Primary care physicians in Tulare County, CA see an average of 2,308 patients per year. This represents a 1.91% decrease from the previous year (2,353 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tulare County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 32.1% under 18 years, 22.8% between 18 and 34 years, 33.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.94%
Uninsured
32.8%
Employer Coverage
42%
Medicaid
7.79%
Medicare
8.69%
Non-Group
0.825%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tulare County, CA grew by 3.47% from 7.67% to 7.94%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.2 in Tulare County, CA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.7% in Tulare County, CA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.51% in Tulare County, CA.

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