Tulare County is located in California’s Central Valley, a geographically diverse region that dominates the interior of California covering approximately 18,000 square miles, or 11% of California’s total land area. About 6.5 million people live in the Central Valley today and it is the fastest growing region in California. Tulare County includes an area of 4,863 square miles with two-thirds of its land in mountain regions and one-third valley floor. The County’s flat valley floor provides an amazing contrast with the Sierra Nevada mountains that rise to more than 14,000 feet in its eastern half, with Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States. Home to the Sequoia National Park and Forest, Tulare County draws visitors from around the world.
Meanwhile, the cultivated and fertile valley in the western part of Tulare County has allowed the County to be 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 of over $8 billion. We regularly export to more than 89 countries worldwide. Tulare County is also the largest dairy production region in the state and the nation. For 54 years now, ag-powerhouse Tulare County has been home to the World Ag Expo, held on the grounds of the International Agri-Center, where companies have showcased their newest innovations in ag-equipment and ag-technology to over 100,000 visitors each February.
Strategically located in the center of California, Tulare County is just 225 miles north of Los Angeles and 200 miles south of San Francisco. The 2019 population is 471,176 (ESRI). The median age of our County residents is just 28.5 years old – one of the youngest regional populations in California.
Tulare County communities provide opportunities to companies looking for an affordable and strategic location in California to position their business for success with an abundance of possibilities for expanded growth.