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The Lost Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 2,501 as of July 1, 2016. Lost Hills 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 Lost Hills is located at latitude 35.6328 and longitude -119.6778 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Lost Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 305 feet.

The Lost Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408143) 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 Lost Hills Census Designated Place is located within Wasco CCD of Kern County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lost Hills: Lost Hill.

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Lost Hills, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,501
Population in Households 2,501
Population in Familes 2,204
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 451
Diversity Index2 99


Total Households 460
Average Household Size 5.44
Family Households 422
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (26.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 334 (69.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $127,381
Average Home Value $191,400


Median Household Income $30,971
Average Household Income $38,504
Per Capita Income $7,827
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.73%
Households 0.42% 0.6%
Families 0.04% 0.61%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   0.25%
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.

Lost Hills, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lost Hills 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 # 833 45th
Population Density1 # 965 36th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 1419 6th
Per Capita Income # 1502 1st

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