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Rosamond, California - Basic Facts

The Rosamond Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Kern County at latitude 34.8656 and longitude -118.2148. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,342 feet.

The formal official name is the Rosamond Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rosamond, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Rosamond indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Rosamond Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map


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

POPULATION

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
 

HOUSEHOLDS

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

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,057 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,173 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 893 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $155,681
Average Home Value $175,228
 

INCOME

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

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 Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rosamond 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 # 357 77th
Population Density1 # 1024 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 339 78th
Median Household Income # 720 53rd
Per Capita Income # 985 35th

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