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Lost Hills, California - Basic Facts

The Lost Hills Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Kern County at latitude 35.6328 and longitude -119.6778. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 305 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Lost Hills 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lost Hills: Lost Hill.

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


Total Population 2,447
Population in Households 2,447
Population in Familes 2,157
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 441
Diversity Index2 99


Total Households 455
Average Household Size 5.38
Family Households 418
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 477 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 124 (26.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 331 (69.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $147,321
Average Home Value $275,600


Median Household Income $32,446
Average Household Income $44,027
Per Capita Income $9,004
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.34% 0.69%
Households 0.37% 0.69%
Families -0.17% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.


Lost Hills, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lost Hills 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 # 841 45th
Population Density1 # 971 36th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 1378 10th
Per Capita Income # 1492 2nd

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