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Taft, California - Basic Facts

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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.

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


Total Population 9,042
Population in Households 6,947
Population in Familes 5,708
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,095
Population Density1 592
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 2,294
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 1,593
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)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.5% 1.39%
Households 0.28% 1.72%
Families 0.07% 1.68%
Median Household Income   0.12%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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.

Taft, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 506 67th
Population Density1 # 901 41st
Diversity Index2 # 608 60th
Median Household Income # 1082 29th
Per Capita Income # 936 38th

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