Rosamond, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Rosamond, California - Basic Facts

The Rosamond Census Designated Place had a population of 18,414 as of July 1, 2015. 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 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.

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, 2015.

Rosamond Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

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Rosamond, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 18,414
Population in Households 18,410
Population in Familes 15,595
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 353
Diversity Index2 81
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,281
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 4,529
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,070 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,210 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 938 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $177,135
Average Home Value $197,488
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,654
Average Household Income $65,748
Per Capita Income $22,462
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.6%
Households 0.26% 0.51%
Families 0.18% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 337 78th
Median Household Income # 664 56th
Per Capita Income # 950 38th

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