Oildale, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oildale, California - Basic Facts

The Oildale Census Designated Place had a population of 34,907 as of July 1, 2016. Oildale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oildale is located at latitude 35.4249 and longitude -119.0279 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Oildale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Oildale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408979) 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 Oildale Census Designated Place is located within Bakersfield CCD of Kern County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oildale 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 Oildale: North Side, Waits.

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


Total Population 34,907
Population in Households 34,727
Population in Familes 27,154
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density1 5,344
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 12,668
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 8,323
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,154 (36.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,514 (53.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,423 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $135,940
Average Home Value $171,628


Median Household Income $35,341
Average Household Income $49,502
Per Capita Income $18,107
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 1.15%
Households 0.84% 1.0%
Families 0.79% 0.96%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   0.84%
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 1,516 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 # 239 84th
Population Density1 # 211 86th
Diversity Index2 # 864 43rd
Median Household Income # 1332 12th
Per Capita Income # 1230 19th

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