PORTERVILLE - GEOGRAPHIC AREA
The City of Porterville is located in Tulare County, which is part of the Central San Joaquin Valley of California. The San Joaquin Valley is a rich agricultural area, and Tulare County is recognized as the largest agricultural-producing county in the world.
Porterville has a land area of approximately 14.3 square miles (9,161 acres), situated at the base of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. It is approximately 30 miles southeast of Visalia (the County seat); 60 miles northeast of Bakersfield, 165 miles northeast of Los Angeles, and 254 miles southeast of San Francisco. State Routes 65 and 190 bisect the community. The City's sphere of influence includes rural areas surrounding the incorporated city and an urban area known as East Porterville.
Porterville Transit (PT) provides public transit service Monday thru Friday and limited service on Saturdays and Sundays. The fixed route service consists of 9 routes. PT and COLT services are provided within the city limits and to designated unincorporated urban areas of the county, including "county islands" within the city limits. PT provides service to approximately 686,000 annual passengers or 57,167 each month. Porterville Transit provides approximately 51,000 hours of service across 725,000 miles each year.