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The Mountain Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 798 as of July 1, 2016. Mountain Mesa ranks in the lower 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 Mountain Mesa is located at latitude 35.6411 and longitude -118.4043 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Mountain Mesa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,641 feet.

The Mountain Mesa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408881) 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 Mountain Mesa Census Designated Place is located within Lake Isabella CCD of Kern County.

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


Total Population 798
Population in Households 770
Population in Familes 578
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 960
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 190
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $166,667
Average Home Value $253,618


Median Household Income $40,277
Average Household Income $53,169
Per Capita Income $24,549
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.81%
Households 0.47% 0.63%
Families -0.17% 0.62%
Median Household Income   -1.59%
Per Capita Income   -0.16%
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.

Mountain Mesa, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Mesa 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 # 1092 28th
Population Density1 # 780 49th
Diversity Index2 # 1231 19th
Median Household Income # 1191 22nd
Per Capita Income # 934 38th

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