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California City, California - Basic Facts

The City of California City had a population of 14,436 as of July 1, 2016. California City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for California City is located at latitude 35.1466 and longitude -117.8693 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the City of California City (see map below) encompass a land area of 203.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,405 feet.

The City of California City (GNIS ID: 2409960) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of California City is located within East Kern CCD of Kern County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with California City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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California City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,436
Population in Households 12,599
Population in Familes 10,348
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,837
Population Density1 71
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 4,300
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 3,030
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,454 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,845 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,161 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $120,174
Average Home Value $163,865


Median Household Income $51,863
Average Household Income $63,478
Per Capita Income $23,043
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 1.02%
Households 0.76% 1.08%
Families 0.72% 1.04%
Median Household Income   0.29%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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.

California City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares California City to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 410 73rd
Population Density1 # 1334 12th
Diversity Index2 # 402 74th
Median Household Income # 863 43rd
Per Capita Income # 988 35th

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