The City of Taft had a population of 9,042 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Taft is located at latitude 35.1267 and longitude -119.4242 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the City of Taft (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 955 feet.
The City of Taft (GNIS ID: 2412026) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Taft is located within West Kern CCD of Kern County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Taft population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Taft: Moro, Moron, Siding Number Two.
|Population in Households||6,947|
|Population in Familes||5,708|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,095|
|Average Household Size||3.03|
|Average Family Size||4|
|Total Housing Units||2,576 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,301 (50.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||993 (38.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||282 (10.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$158,544|
|Average Home Value||$168,068|
|Median Household Income||$44,145|
|Average Household Income||$70,321|
|Per Capita Income||$24,455|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.12%|
|Per Capita Income||2.23%|
The table below compares 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.
|Total Population||# 506||67th|
|Population Density1||# 901||41st|
|Diversity Index2||# 608||60th|
|Median Household Income||# 1082||29th|
|Per Capita Income||# 936||38th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.