Tulare County is located in California’s Central Valley, a geographically diverse region. The County includes an area of 4,863 square miles. The Sierra Nevada mountains rise to more than 14,000 feet in its Eastern half, the largest peak in the continental United States.
Meanwhile, the extensively cultivated and fertile valley floor in the Western part of Tulare County has allowed the County to become the second-leading producer of agricultural commodities in the United States. For example, local farmers and ranchers produce more than 120 major crops annually with an annual wholesale value over $8 billion. We regularly export to more than 89 countries worldwide. Tulare County also is the largest dairy production region in the state and the nation.
The 2014 population is 454,143. Centrally located in the great Central Valley of California, Tulare County is just 225 miles north of Los Angeles and 200 miles south of San Francisco. The median age of our County residents is just 28.5 years old – one of the youngest regional populations in California. Businesses choosing to locate here will discover we have a workforce that is both available and affordable.
The cities of Tulare County stand ready to assist decision-makers who seek to locate, establish or expand businesses in our area with site selection, rapid development permitting, and custom-tailored workforce development solutions.