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Rosamond, California - Basic Facts

The Rosamond Census Designated Place had a population of 18,848 as of July 1, 2016. Rosamond ranks in 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 Rosamond is located at latitude 34.8656 and longitude -118.2148 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Rosamond Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 52.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,342 feet.

The Rosamond Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409208) 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 Rosamond Census Designated Place is located within East Kern CCD of Kern County.

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


Total Population 18,848
Population in Households 18,844
Population in Familes 15,938
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 362
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 6,346
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 4,570
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,129 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,216 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 907 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $159,438
Average Home Value $190,888


Median Household Income $53,229
Average Household Income $67,024
Per Capita Income $22,607
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.82%
Households 0.38% 0.66%
Families 0.29% 0.66%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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 Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rosamond 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 # 357 77th
Population Density1 # 1016 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 301 80th
Median Household Income # 817 46th
Per Capita Income # 1016 33rd

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