Oildale, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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The Oildale Census Designated Place had a population of 34,659 as of July 1, 2018. Oildale ranks in the upper 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 Oildale is located at latitude 35.4197 and longitude -119.0195 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Oildale Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Oildale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408979) 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 Oildale Census Designated Place is located within Bakersfield CCD of Kern County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oildale: North Side, Waits.

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


Total Population 34,659
Population in Households 34,474
Population in Familes 27,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 185
Population Density2 5,306
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $36,680
Average Household Income $52,969
Per Capita Income $19,401


Total Housing Units 14,066 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,188 (36.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,412 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,467 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $167,331
Average Home Value $214,835


Total Households 12,599
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 8,255
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 0.71% 0.82%
Households 0.57% 0.7%
Families 0.49% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

Oildale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oildale 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 # 244 84th
Population Density # 223 85th
Diversity Index # 846 44th
Median Household Income # 1337 12th
Per Capita Income # 1235 19th

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