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Bodfish, California - Basic Facts

The Bodfish Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Kern County at latitude 35.5741 and longitude -118.4812. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,687 feet.

The formal official name is the Bodfish Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bodfish, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Bodfish indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Bodfish Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bodfish: Vaughn.

Bodfish Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map


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Bodfish, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,985
Population in Households 1,985
Population in Familes 1,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 249
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 896
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 521
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 659 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 236 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 289 (24.4%)
Median Home Value $80,094
Average Home Value $95,637


Median Household Income $25,369
Average Household Income $38,035
Per Capita Income $17,448
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.74%
Households 0.4% 0.66%
Families -0.05% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   3.02%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bodfish, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bodfish to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 884 42nd
Population Density1 # 1090 28th
Diversity Index2 # 1262 17th
Median Household Income # 1492 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1206 21st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.