South Taft, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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The South Taft Census Designated Place had a population of 2,123 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.


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South Taft Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map



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South Taft, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,123
Population in Households 2,002
Population in Familes 1,623
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density1 1,973
Diversity Index2 82
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 588
Average Household Size 3.4
Family Households 425
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 733 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 243 (33.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 345 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $107,212
Average Home Value $173,765
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,021
Average Household Income $41,345
Per Capita Income $13,905
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% 0.1%
Households -0.48% -0.07%
Families -0.55% -0.14%
Median Household Income   0.08%
Per Capita Income   0.4%
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.

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, 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 # 869 43rd
Population Density1 # 604 60th
Diversity Index2 # 293 81st
Median Household Income # 1267 16th
Per Capita Income # 1373 9th

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