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Taft Heights, California - Basic Facts

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The Taft Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 1,901 as of July 1, 2017. Taft Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Taft Heights is located at latitude 35.1338 and longitude -119.4711 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Taft Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,178 feet.

The Taft Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410047) 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 Taft Heights Census Designated Place is located within West Kern CCD of Kern County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Taft Heights: Boust City.

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


Total Population 1,901
Daytime Population: Workers 10
Daytime Population: Residents 1,137
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,147
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 1,901
Population in Familes 1,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 6,425
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $50,069
Average Household Income $62,533
Per Capita Income $21,417


Total Housing Units 776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 354 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 296 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $146,818
Average Home Value $223,099


Total Households 650
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 469
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.34% -0.05%
Households -0.5% -0.12%
Families -0.23% -0.17%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Taft Heights, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taft Heights 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 # 888 41st
Population Density # 170 89th
Diversity Index # 798 47th
Median Household Income # 938 38th
Per Capita Income # 1103 27th

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