Wasco, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wasco, California - Basic Facts

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The City of Wasco had a population of 26,283 as of July 1, 2016. Wasco 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 Wasco is located at latitude 35.5938 and longitude -119.3673 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wasco (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 328 feet.

The City of Wasco (GNIS ID: 2412185) 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 Wasco is located within Wasco CCD of Kern County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wasco 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 Wasco: Dewey, Deweyville.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 26,283
Population in Households 21,378
Population in Familes 19,346
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,905
Population Density1 2,788
Diversity Index2 84
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,446
Average Household Size 3.93
Family Households 4,620
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,854 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,692 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,754 (47.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 408 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $154,464
Average Home Value $185,773
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,665
Average Household Income $48,441
Per Capita Income $10,930
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 1.2%
Households 0.96% 1.27%
Families 0.89% 1.27%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
Per Capita Income   0.63%
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.

Wasco, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wasco 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 # 287 81st
Population Density1 # 489 68th
Diversity Index2 # 208 86th
Median Household Income # 1254 17th
Per Capita Income # 1456 4th

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