Introduction to Tulare, California

Tulare, California, in Tulare county, is 9 miles S of Visalia, California (center to center) and 44 miles SE of Fresno, California. The city is located in the Visalia-Tulare-Porterville metropolitan area. 

Tulare History

The Town of Tulare was established in 1872. It was used by the Southern Pacific Railroad as its headquarters in the San Joaquin Valley. The town had to face a number of challenges in the initial years as it was burned down three times in the first fourteen years of its existence and had to be rebuilt each time. It was incorporated as a city in 1888. In 1891, the Southern Pacific Railroad shifted its headquarters to Bakersfield, forcing the residents to turn to agriculture for their survival. However, they faced the crisis bravely and emerged triumphantly. The area has flourished since then, with agriculture being its main industry.

Tulare and Nearby Attractions

  • Tulare City Historical Museum.
  • Sequoia National Park.
  • San Francisco Bay.

Things To Do In Tulare

The city of Tulare has the spirit of a small town combined with all the facilities of a big city. It is a charming and friendly city with a nice mix of boutiques, gift shops and restaurants. The city hosts some very interesting events like the World Ag Expo in February, which is one of the largest shows concerning farming and agricultural equipment. The Tulare County Fair is held every year in September.

Tulare Transportation

International as well as domestic flights can be availed from the Fresno/ Yosemite International Airport.

Tulare Higher Education

The College of the Sequoias is the nearest institution offering higher education facilities.


Total Population 61,204
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 9%
Employed Population 16+ 23,067
Age of the Population 30


% of people married 47.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.9%
Median Earnings25+ $31,449
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,418
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,476


Median Family Income $50,966
% Above Poverty Level 78.3%
% Below Poverty Level 21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 16.8%
Median Gross Rent $911
Median House Value $156,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 74.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 2.5%
Irish 2.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tulare Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles S of Visalia, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles SE of Fresno, California
County Tulare
Metro Area Visalia - Tulare - Porterville
Standard Zip Codes 93274
P.O. Box Zip Codes 93275
Phone Area Codes 559
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.207
Longitude -119.346

Tulare Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 65 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 11 inches
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 76 F
Jul Temp 63 to 98 F
Oct Temp 51 to 81 F
Annual Precip 7.6 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 45 to 77 F
Jul Temp 61 to 98 F
Oct Temp 47 to 81 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Corcoran 23,216 $32,888
Exeter 10,481 $47,074
Farmersville 10,704 $36,081
Hanford 54,790 $59,635
Lindsay 12,980 $31,858
Visalia 127,842 $55,788

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tulare Public Libraries

Tulare Public Library
"113 NORTH ""F"" STREET"
Tulare, California
(559) 685-2341

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Tulare Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(559) 688-0821
Emergency Service: Yes

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Tulare High Schools

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Serves 2,039 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.7

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Serves 1,870 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.7

700 E. KERN AVE.
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 251 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.9

A Non-traditional School
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 149 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.6

A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 41 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

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