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California City, California - Basic Facts

The City of California City had a population of 14,633 as of July 1, 2017. California City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index 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, 2017.

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California City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,633
Daytime Population: Workers 2,265
Daytime Population: Residents 8,148
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,413
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 12,727
Population in Familes 10,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,906
Population Density2 72
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $53,079
Average Household Income $65,672
Per Capita Income $23,839


Total Housing Units 5,504 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,490 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,870 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,143 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $127,513
Average Home Value $178,743


Total Households 4,361
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 3,068
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.49% 1.03%
Households 0.85% 1.11%
Families 0.79% 1.07%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 2017 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 # 411 73rd
Population Density # 1330 12th
Diversity Index # 392 75th
Median Household Income # 852 44th
Per Capita Income # 999 34th

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