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Delano, California - Basic Facts

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The City of Delano had a population of 53,010 as of July 1, 2017. Delano ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Delano is located at latitude 35.7632 and longitude -119.2636 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the City of Delano (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 315 feet.

The City of Delano (GNIS ID: 2410317) 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 Delano is located within Delano-McFarland CCD of Kern County.

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

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


Total Population 53,010
Daytime Population: Workers 10,031
Daytime Population: Residents 28,295
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 38,326
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 43,394
Population in Familes 39,600
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,616
Population Density2 3,706
Diversity Index3 91


Median Household Income $38,927
Average Household Income $51,779
Per Capita Income $11,072


Total Housing Units 10,982 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,479 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,969 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 534 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $175,669
Average Home Value $208,931


Total Households 10,448
Average Household Size 4.15
Family Households 9,062
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.01% 0.5%
Households 0.25% 0.5%
Families 0.17% 0.48%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Delano, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delano 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 # 180 88th
Population Density # 351 77th
Diversity Index # 20 99th
Median Household Income # 1242 18th
Per Capita Income # 1469 3rd

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