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Inyokern, California - Basic Facts

The Inyokern Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Kern County at latitude 35.6544 and longitude -117.8195. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,434 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Inyokern 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 Inyokern Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Inyokern Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map


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


Total Population 1,154
Population in Households 1,154
Population in Familes 880
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 106
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 508
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 293
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 562 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 363 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $154,412
Average Home Value $188,981


Median Household Income $28,580
Average Household Income $50,015
Per Capita Income $22,015
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.16% 1.25%
Households 1.15% 1.27%
Families 1.24% 1.2%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   3.32%
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.


Inyokern, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Inyokern 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 # 1015 33rd
Population Density1 # 1270 17th
Diversity Index2 # 1060 30th
Median Household Income # 1446 5th
Per Capita Income # 943 38th

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