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Mettler, California - Basic Facts

The Mettler Census Designated Place had a population of 136 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Mettler is located at latitude 35.0639 and longitude -118.9701 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Mettler Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 541 feet.

The Mettler Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408825) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. 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 Mettler Census Designated Place is located within West Kern CCD of Kern County.


Mettler, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 136 (100%)
Population in Households 21 (15.4%)
Population in Families 18 (13.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 115 (84.6%)
Population Density 585
Diversity Index2 62


Median Household Income $40,032
Average Household Income $45,504
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $4,845
Wealth Index5 31


Total HU (Housing Units) 36 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10 (27.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (58.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $294,444
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 31
Average Household Size 1.0
Family Households 23
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -1.55% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   0.67%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Mettler, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mettler 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 # 1400 8th
Population Density # 895 41st
Median Household Income # 1327 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 170 11th
Per Capita Income # 1514 1st
Diversity Index # 823 46th

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