McFarland, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McFarland, California - Basic Facts

The City of McFarland had a population of 14,227 as of July 1, 2016. McFarland ranks in the upper 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 McFarland is located at latitude 35.6706 and longitude -119.2327 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the City of McFarland (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 354 feet.

The City of McFarland (GNIS ID: 2411062) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McFarland 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 McFarland: Hunt, Lone Pine.

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


Total Population 14,227
Population in Households 13,180
Population in Familes 12,239
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,047
Population Density1 5,332
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 2,946
Average Household Size 4.47
Family Households 2,679
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 3,051 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,622 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,324 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $132,684
Average Home Value $158,169


Median Household Income $35,552
Average Household Income $42,420
Per Capita Income $10,929
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.82% 1.65%
Households 2.03% 1.64%
Families 2.01% 1.65%
Median Household Income   -0.11%
Per Capita Income   0.2%
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.

McFarland, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McFarland 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 # 416 73rd
Population Density1 # 214 86th
Diversity Index2 # 182 88th
Median Household Income # 1325 13th
Per Capita Income # 1458 4th

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