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Weldon, California - Basic Facts

The Weldon Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Kern County at latitude 35.6441 and longitude -118.3091. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,654 feet.

The formal official name is the Weldon Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Weldon, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Weldon indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Weldon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles.

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Weldon, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,682
Population in Households 2,658
Population in Familes 1,967
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 101
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,188
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 701
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,611 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 861 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 327 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 423 (26.3%)
Median Home Value $82,071
Average Home Value $107,607


Median Household Income $31,642
Average Household Income $43,464
Per Capita Income $19,869
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.7%
Households 0.42% 0.68%
Families -1.14% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   3.26%
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.


Weldon, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Weldon to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 814 47th
Population Density1 # 1277 16th
Diversity Index2 # 1252 18th
Median Household Income # 1400 8th
Per Capita Income # 1050 31st

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