Rosedale, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rosedale, California - Basic Facts

The Rosedale Census Designated Place had a population of 16,927 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rosedale is located at latitude 35.3887 and longitude -119.2054 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Rosedale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 364 feet.

The Rosedale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409211) 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 Rosedale Census Designated Place is located within Rosedale CCD of Kern County.

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


Total Population 16,927
Population in Households 16,917
Population in Familes 15,485
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 573
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 5,430
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 4,613
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,678 (83.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 753 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $400,769
Average Home Value $451,710


Median Household Income $104,724
Average Household Income $135,062
Per Capita Income $42,732
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.02% 2.22%
Households 2.82% 2.08%
Families 2.79% 2.06%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Rosedale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rosedale 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 # 379 75th
Population Density1 # 909 40th
Diversity Index2 # 746 51st
Median Household Income # 120 92nd
Per Capita Income # 290 81st

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