Mojave, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Mojave, California - Basic Facts

The Mojave Census Designated Place had a population of 4,508 as of July 1, 2018. Mojave ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Mojave is located at latitude 35.015 and longitude -118.1902 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Mojave Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 58.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,762 feet.

The Mojave Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408853) 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 Mojave Census Designated Place is located within East Kern CCD of Kern County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mojave: Mohave.

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Mojave, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,508
Population in Households 4,508
Population in Familes 3,633
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 77
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $32,082
Average Household Income $47,536
Per Capita Income $17,150


Total Housing Units 1,923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 729 (37.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 886 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 309 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $96,058
Average Home Value $196,635


Total Households 1,614
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 1,063
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.75% 0.92%
Households 0.69% 0.82%
Families 0.59% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Mojave, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mojave to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 676 55th
Population Density # 1325 13th
Diversity Index # 163 89th
Median Household Income # 1431 6th
Per Capita Income # 1320 13th

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