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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population61,664
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens9.2%
Employed Population 16+23,644
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married46.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.2%
Median Earnings25+$31,838
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,681
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,098

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,923
% Above Poverty Level77.8%
% Below Poverty Level22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone17.1%
Median Gross Rent$941
Median House Value$163,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)72.8%
Portuguese8.1%
German3.6%
Irish2.7%
English2.5%
Italian1.5%
Dutch0.9%
Scottish0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Norwegian0.3%
African0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Arab0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Russian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Greek0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Tulare Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tulare County
Standard Zip Codes93274
P.O. Box Zip Codes93275
Phone Area Codes559
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.18
Approximate Longitude-119.36

Tulare Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationVISALIA
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp37 to 54 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp65 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip11 inches
StationCORCORAN IRRIG DIST
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 76 F
Jul Temp63 to 98 F
Oct Temp51 to 81 F
Annual Precip7.6 inches
StationLINDSAY
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 58 F
Apr Temp45 to 77 F
Jul Temp61 to 98 F
Oct Temp47 to 81 F
Annual Precip12.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Corcoran22,917$35,016
Exeter10,504$48,470
Farmersville10,699$35,633
Hanford54,912$58,490
Lindsay13,052$33,980
Visalia128,738$56,310

Tulare Public Libraries

Tulare Public Library
475 NORTH M STREET
Tulare, California
(559) 685-4506

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Tulare Hospitals

Tulare Regional Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
869 Cherry Avenue

Tulare Public Schools

Alpine Vista
2975 E. Alpine Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 856
Buena Vista Elementary
21660 Rd. 60
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 187
Cherry Avenue Middle
540 N. Cherry St.
ZIP: 93274
Middle
Total Enrollment 587
Countryside Community Day
1084 S. Pratt St.
ZIP: 93274
High
Total Enrollment 33
Cypress Elementary
1870 S. Laspina St.
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Frank Kohn Elementary
500 S. Laspina St.
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Garden Elementary
640 E. Pleasant Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
Heritage Elementary
895 W. Gail Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Liberty Elementary
1771 E. Pacific Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Lincoln Elementary
909 E. Cedar Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Live Oak Middle
980 N. Laspina St.
ZIP: 93274
Middle
Total Enrollment 537
Los Tules Middle
801 W. Gail Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Middle
Total Enrollment 626
Maple Elementary
640 W. Cross Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 743
Mission Oak High
3442 E. Bardsley Ave.
ZIP: 93274
High
Total Enrollment 1494
Mission Valley Elementary
1695 Bella Oaks Dr.
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 838
Mulcahy Middle
1001 W. Sonora Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Middle
Total Enrollment 669
Oak Valley Elementary
24500 Rd. 68
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Palo Verde Elementary
9637 Ave. 196
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Pleasant Elementary
1855 W. Pleasant Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Roosevelt Elementary
1046 W. Sonora Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Sierra Vista Charter High
351 N. K St.
ZIP: 93274
High
Total Enrollment 152
Sundale Elementary
13990 Ave. 240
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 820
Tulare City Community Day
909 E. Cedar Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Middle
Total Enrollment 5
Tulare Support
909 E. Cedar Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 11
Tulare Technical Preparatory High
737 W. Bardsley Ave.
ZIP: 93274
High
Total Enrollment 76
Tulare Union High
755 E. Tulare Ave.
ZIP: 93274
High
Total Enrollment 1724
Tulare Western High
824 W. Maple Ave.
ZIP: 93274
High
Total Enrollment 1846
Valley High
737 W. Bardsley Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Waukena Joint Union Elementary
19113 Rd. 28
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
Wilson Elementary
955 E. Tulare Ave.
ZIP: 93274
Primary
Total Enrollment 471

Tulare Private Schools

St Aloysius Elementary School
627 N Beatrice Dr
ZIP: 93274
Elementary
Total Enrollment 195
Tulare Christian School
470 N Gem St
ZIP: 93274
Elementary
Total Enrollment 106
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