Ford City, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ford City, California - Basic Facts

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The Ford City Census Designated Place had a population of 4,287 as of July 1, 2017. Ford City ranks in 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 Ford City is located at latitude 35.1647 and longitude -119.4584 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Ford City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 892 feet.

The Ford City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408226) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ford 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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Ford City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,287
Daytime Population: Workers 163
Daytime Population: Residents 2,727
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,890
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 4,287
Population in Familes 3,546
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,794
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $37,009
Average Household Income $45,444
Per Capita Income $12,898


Total Housing Units 1,426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 563 (39.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 652 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $105,488
Average Home Value $154,218


Total Households 1,216
Average Household Size 3.53
Family Households 904
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.03% 0.11%
Households -0.49% -0.13%
Families -0.6% -0.18%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.38%

Ford City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ford 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 # 685 55th
Population Density # 498 67th
Diversity Index # 284 81st
Median Household Income # 1305 14th
Per Capita Income # 1414 7th

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