Mexican Colony, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mexican Colony, California - Basic Facts

The Mexican Colony Census Designated Place had a population of 315 as of July 1, 2017. Mexican Colony 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 Mexican Colony is located at latitude 35.4689 and longitude -119.2687 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Mexican Colony Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 331 feet.

The Mexican Colony Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629763) 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 Mexican Colony Census Designated Place is located within Shafter CCD of Kern County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mexican Colony 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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Mexican Colony, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 315
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 207
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 207
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 315
Population in Familes 286
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 9,906
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $43,427
Average Household Income $64,589
Per Capita Income $17,955


Total Housing Units 87 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (49.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $237,500
Average Home Value $334,028


Total Households 79
Average Household Size 3.99
Family Households 65
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 1.59% 1.42%
Households 1.48% 1.47%
Families 1.11% 1.49%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Mexican Colony, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mexican Colony 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 # 1260 17th
Population Density # 71 95th
Diversity Index # 234 85th
Median Household Income # 1124 26th
Per Capita Income # 1263 17th

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