Rosamond, CA Community Profile: Data

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Rosamond: Basic Info

Rosamond is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the Rosamond Census Designated Place is the formal official name. It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Kern County at latitude 34.8641 and longitude -118.1634. The elevation is 2,342 feet.

The Rosamond Census Designated Place has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 52.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles.

Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

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Rosamond: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data


The Rosamond Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Rosamond (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Rosamond ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the Rosamond Census Designated Place with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, California Congressional District Maps and a Map of Kern County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Rosamond Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Rosamond Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Rosamond Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Rosamond. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Rosamond area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

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


Total Population 18,290
Population in Households 18,286
Population in Familes 15,467
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 351
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 6,230
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 4,481
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,123
Owner Occupied HU 4,057
Renter Occupied HU 2,173
Vacant Housing Units 893
Median Home Value $155,681
Average Home Value $175,228


Median Household Income $53,249
Average Household Income $62,230
Per Capita Income $21,227
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.18% 0.64%
Households 0.13% 0.53%
Families -0.03% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.


Rosamond, CA: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Rosamond to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 357 77th
Population Density1 # 1024 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 339 78th
Median Household Income # 720 53rd
Per Capita Income # 985 35th