About Tulare County

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.

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 approaching $5 billion. Tulare County also is the largest dairy production region in the state and the nation. 

The 2010 United States Census reported that Tulare County had a population of 442,179. 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 County of Tulare is governed by a five member elected Board of Supervisors. The County Administrative Officer oversees the administration of County agencies and departments.