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Edwards AFB CDP, California - Basic Facts

The Edwards Air Force Base Census Designated Place had a population of 2,096 as of July 1, 2020. Edwards AFB CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Edwards AFB CDP is located at latitude 34.9045 and longitude -117.9295 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Edwards Air Force Base Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 17.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Edwards Air Force Base Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408048) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Edwards Air Force Base Census Designated Place is located within East Kern CCD of Kern County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Edwards AFB CDP: Edwards Air Force Base CDP.


Edwards AFB CDP, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,096 (100%)
Population in Households 1,909 (91.1%)
Population in Families 1,835 (87.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 187 ( 8.9%)
Population Density 122
Diversity Index2 69


Median Household Income $67,934
Average Household Income $83,101
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $24,314
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7 ( 0.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 587 (74.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 594
Average Household Size 3.21
Family Households 526
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.15% 0.49%
Households 0.33% 0.47%
Families 0.38% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Edwards AFB CDP, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Edwards AFB CDP to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 873 43rd
Population Density # 1246 18th
Median Household Income # 681 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 121 8th
Per Capita Income # 1102 28th
Diversity Index # 691 55th

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