Johannesburg, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Johannesburg, California - Basic Facts

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The Johannesburg Census Designated Place had a population of 172 as of July 1, 2016. Johannesburg ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Johannesburg is located at latitude 35.3718 and longitude -117.642 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Johannesburg Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,517 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Johannesburg Census Designated Place are located in Kern County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and San Bernardino County.

The Johannesburg Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408446) 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 Johannesburg Census Designated Place is located within East Kern CCD of Kern County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Johannesburg 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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Johannesburg, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 172
Population in Households 33
Population in Familes 21
Population in Group Qrtrs 139
Population Density1 71
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 95
Average Household Size 1.0
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (31.7%)
Median Home Value $56,250
Average Home Value $70,270


Median Household Income $36,917
Average Household Income $47,891
Per Capita Income $26,756
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.12%
Households 0.0% 0.21%
Families 2.05% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   -0.07%
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.

Johannesburg, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Johannesburg 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 # 1360 10th
Population Density1 # 1333 12th
Diversity Index2 # 1307 14th
Median Household Income # 1272 16th
Per Capita Income # 813 46th

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