Dinuba is a town in Tulare County, California, United States. The population was 21,006 in 2008. Current city limit signs indicate the population at 20,007. It is part of the Visalia Metropolitan Statistical Area according to the United States Census Bureau. The Alta District Museum is located in Dinuba in a restored railroad station; the museum has a collection of materials to illustrate local history.
Dinuba is located at(36.544898, -119.389260).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), all of it land. The general topography is quite level ground, at an elevation of approximately 345 feet (105 m) above mean sea datum . The gradient is approximately ten feet per mile, from east-northeast to west-southwest. Groundwater generally also flows with the surface of the terrain, that is, from the northeast to the southwest. There are small hills to the northeast side of Dinuba with some elevations achieving heights of 526 feet (160 m).
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,504 people, 4,493 households, and 3,724 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,923.8 people per square mile (1,901.6/km²). There were 4,670 housing units at an average density of 1,365.1/sq mi (527.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 49.34% White, 0.34% African American, 1.28% Native American, 2.42% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 37.98% from other races, and 5.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 79.08% of the population.
There were 4,493 households out of which 52.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.72 and the average family size was 4.02.
In the city the population was spread out with 35.8% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,345, and the median income for a family was $33,769. Males had a median income of $23,663 versus $25,364 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,566. About 31.1% of families and 26.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.1% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature Dinuba is located in the 16th Senate District, represented by Democrat Dean Florez, and in the 31st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Juan Arambula. Federally, Dinuba is located in California's 21st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +13 and is represented by Republican Devin Nunes.