Mojave, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mojave, California - Basic Facts

The Mojave Census Designated Place had a population of 4,468 as of July 1, 2016. Mojave ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Mojave is located at latitude 35.015 and longitude -118.1902 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Mojave Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 58.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,762 feet.

The Mojave Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408853) 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 Mojave Census Designated Place is located within East Kern CCD of Kern County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mojave 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 Mojave: Mohave.

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


Total Population 4,468
Population in Households 4,468
Population in Familes 3,578
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 77
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 1,591
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 1,050
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,894 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 704 (37.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 888 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 303 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $91,350
Average Home Value $171,011


Median Household Income $31,831
Average Household Income $44,489
Per Capita Income $15,955
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 1.05%
Households 0.68% 0.89%
Families 0.58% 0.84%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   0.3%
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.

Mojave, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mojave 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 # 676 55th
Population Density1 # 1326 13th
Diversity Index2 # 179 89th
Median Household Income # 1407 7th
Per Capita Income # 1315 13th

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