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Oildale, California - Basic Facts

Oildale is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Oildale Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Kern County at latitude 35.4197 and longitude -119.0195. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 469 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Oildale Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 6.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oildale: Waits.

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


Total Population 33,240
Population in Households 33,057
Population in Familes 25,887
Population in Group Qrtrs 183
Population Density1 5,088
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 12,183
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 8,010
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,702 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,967 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,215 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,519 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $129,072
Average Home Value $168,122


Median Household Income $35,783
Average Household Income $46,078
Per Capita Income $16,924
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.4% 0.73%
Households 0.31% 0.64%
Families 0.25% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.


Oildale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oildale 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 # 245 84th
Population Density1 # 226 85th
Diversity Index2 # 887 42nd
Median Household Income # 1279 16th
Per Capita Income # 1232 19th

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