Visalia-Porterville, CA

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Population

464,493

0.881% growth

Median Age

30.9


Median Household Income

$46,266

0.839% growth

Poverty Rate

27.1%


Number of Employees

182,722

5.37% growth

Median Property Value

$204,300

9.49% growth

About

In 2017, Visalia-Porterville, CA had a population of 464k people with a median age of 30.9 and a median household income of $46,266. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Visalia-Porterville, CA grew from 460,437 to 464,493, a 0.881% increase and its median household income grew from $45,881 to $46,266, a 0.839% increase.

The population of Visalia-Porterville, CA is 64.7% Hispanic or Latino, 28.4% White Alone, and 2.9% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Visalia-Porterville, CA speak a non-English language, and 85.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Visalia-Porterville, CA are San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (3,242 degrees awarded in 2016), College of the Sequoias (1,966 degrees), and Porterville College (561 degrees).

The median property value in Visalia-Porterville, CA is $204,300, and the homeownership rate is 54.9%. Most people in Visalia-Porterville, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Visalia-Porterville, CA is 2 cars per household.

Visalia-Porterville, CA borders Fresno, CA, Bakersfield, CA, and Hanford-Corcoran, CA.

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Economy

The economy of Visalia-Porterville, CA employs 183k people. The largest industries in Visalia-Porterville, CA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (28,127 people), Retail Trade (21,822 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (19,115 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($50,712), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,707), and Public Administration ($50,409).

Median household income in Visalia-Porterville, CA is $46,266. Males in Visalia-Porterville, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,658. The income inequality in Visalia-Porterville, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,266

2017 value

± $2,633

0.839%

1 Year Growth

± 6.61%

Households in Visalia-Porterville, CA have a median annual income of $46,266, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,881 in 2016, which represents a 0.839% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,050

Average Male Salary

± $702

$59,658

Average Female Salary

± $597

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $69,782 ± $1,103

  2. White

    $63,110 ± $578

  3. Two or More Races

    $51,776 ± $1,728

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Visalia-Porterville, CA is from California.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.503

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Visalia-Porterville, CA was Santa Clara County, CA with a value of $119,035, followed by San Mateo County, CA and Marin County, CA, with respective values of $116,653 and $113,908.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Visalia-Porterville, CA (123k out of 453k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    98,320 ± 2,415

  2. White

    95,885 ± 2,479

  3. Other

    16,190 ± 1,051

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Visalia-Porterville, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

183k

2017 Value

± 7,961

5.37%

1 Year growth

± 5.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Visalia-Porterville, CA grew at a rate of 5.37%, from 173k employees to 183k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Visalia-Porterville, CA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (21,838 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,796 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (19,052 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Visalia-Porterville, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Visalia-Porterville, CA, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (21,838 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,796 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (19,052 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Visalia-Porterville, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (20.6 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.97 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Visalia-Porterville, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($87,587), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,649), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($75,978).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

183k

2017 Value

± 7,961

5.37%

1 Year growth

± 5.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Visalia-Porterville, CA grew at a rate of 5.37%, from 173k employees to 183k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Visalia-Porterville, CA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (28,127 people), Retail Trade (21,822 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (19,115 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Visalia-Porterville, CA, though some of these residents may live in Visalia-Porterville, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Visalia-Porterville, CA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (28,127 people), Retail Trade (21,822 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (19,115 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Visalia-Porterville, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (15.3 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.47 times), and Public Administration (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Visalia-Porterville, CA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($50,712), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,707), and Public Administration ($50,409).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.7% of the population of Visalia-Porterville, CA has health coverage, with 30.8% on employee plans, 34.5% on Medicaid, 18.1% on Medicare, 8.59% on non-group plans, and 0.76% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Visalia-Porterville, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Visalia-Porterville, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.32%

Uninsured

30.8%

Employer Coverage

34.5%

Medicaid

18.1%

Medicare

8.59%

Non-Group

0.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Visalia-Porterville, CA declined by 22.8% from 9.49% to 7.32%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Visalia-Porterville, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Visalia-Porterville, CA is home to a population of 464k people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 22.3% of Visalia-Porterville, CA residents were born outside of the country (104k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Visalia-Porterville, CA is composed of 301k Hispanic or Latino residents (64.7%), 132k White Alone residents (28.4%), 13.5k Asian Alone residents (2.9%), 8.39k Two or More Races residents (1.81%), 6.31k Black or African American Alone residents (1.36%), 3.06k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.658%), 559 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.12%), and 334 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0719%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Visalia-Porterville, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Visalia-Porterville, CA was 30.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Visalia-Porterville, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Visalia-Porterville, CA residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

104k people

22.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

103k people

As of 2017, 22.3% of Visalia-Porterville, CA residents (104k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Visalia-Porterville, CA was 22.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,079,391 ± 46,960 people

  2. Philippines

    859,594 ± 22,514 people

  3. China

    683,330 ± 20,119 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,079,391 California residents, followed by Philippines with 859,594 and China with 683,330.

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Citizenship

85.7%

2017 Citizenship

84.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.7% of Visalia-Porterville, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Visalia-Porterville, CA was 84.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    301k ± 12.9k

  2. White Alone

    132k ± 923

  3. Asian Alone

    13.5k ± 2.43k

In 2017, there were 2.28 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (301k people) in Visalia-Porterville, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 132k White Alone and 13.5k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Visalia-Porterville, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Visalia-Porterville, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Visalia-Porterville, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Visalia-Porterville, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,368 ± 1,008

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,058 ± 1,161

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,473 ± 818

Visalia-Porterville, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Visalia-Porterville, CA awarded 6,560 degrees. The student population of Visalia-Porterville, CA is skewed towards women, with 8,838 male students and 13,960 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Visalia-Porterville, CA are Hispanic or Latino (3,808 and 58.1%), followed by White (1,661 and 25.4%), Asian (302 and 4.61%), and Black or African American (296 and 4.52%).

The largest universities in Visalia-Porterville, CA by number of degrees awarded are San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (3,242 and 49.4%), College of the Sequoias (1,966 and 30%), and Porterville College (561 and 8.55%).

The most popular majors in Visalia-Porterville, CA are Medical Assistant (1,252 and 19.1%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (627 and 9.56%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (337 and 5.14%).

The median tuition costs in Visalia-Porterville, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 627 degrees awarded

  2. 492 degrees awarded

  3. 237 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Visalia-Porterville, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 627 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,242 degrees awarded

  2. 1,966 degrees awarded

  3. 561 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Visalia-Porterville, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia with 3,242 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,417

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,143

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,417 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Visalia-Porterville, CA, which is 0.583 times less than the 4,143 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Visalia-Porterville, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,808 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,661 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    302 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Visalia-Porterville, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 3,808 degrees mean that there were 2.29 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,661 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Visalia-Porterville, CA was $204,300 in 2017, which is 0.939 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $186,600 to $204,300, a 9.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Visalia-Porterville, CA is 54.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Visalia-Porterville, CA have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Visalia-Porterville, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$46,266

Median Household Income

± $2,633

138k

Number of Households

± 6,264

In 2017, the median household income of the 138k households in Visalia-Porterville, CA grew to $46,266 from the previous year's value of $45,881.

The following chart displays the households in Visalia-Porterville, 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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Housing

Property Value

$204,300

2017 Median

± $7,515

$186,600

2016 Median

± $5,135

In 2017, the median property value in Visalia-Porterville, CA grew to to $204,300 from the previous year's value of $186,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Visalia-Porterville, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Visalia-Porterville, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Visalia-Porterville, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Visalia-Porterville, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.9%

2017 Homeownership

57.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.9% of the housing units in Visalia-Porterville, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Visalia-Porterville, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Visalia-Porterville, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Visalia-Porterville, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Visalia-Porterville, CA have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.18% of the workforce in Visalia-Porterville, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.56%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Visalia-Porterville, CA was Drove Alone (79.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.3%) and those who Worked At Home (4.56%).

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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