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South Taft, California - Basic Facts

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The South Taft Census Designated Place had a population of 2,033 as of July 1, 2017. South Taft 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 South Taft is located at latitude 35.1293 and longitude -119.4575 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the South Taft Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The South Taft Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408774) 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 South Taft Census Designated Place is located within West Kern CCD of Kern County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Taft population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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South Taft, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,033
Daytime Population: Workers 268
Daytime Population: Residents 1,322
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,590
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 1,908
Population in Familes 1,544
Population in Group Qrtrs 125
Population Density2 1,889
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $37,641
Average Household Income $43,248
Per Capita Income $14,561


Total Housing Units 733 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (31.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 329 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $113,679
Average Home Value $183,658


Total Households 560
Average Household Size 3.41
Family Households 404
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.89% -0.36%
Households -1.08% -0.51%
Families -1.17% -0.55%
Median Household Income   0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.15%

South Taft, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Taft to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 877 42nd
Population Density # 621 59th
Diversity Index # 283 81st
Median Household Income # 1281 16th
Per Capita Income # 1372 10th

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