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South Taft, California - Basic Facts

The South Taft Census Designated Place had a population of 2,092 as of July 1, 2019. South Taft ranks in 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 South Taft is located at latitude 35.1347 and longitude -119.4562 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the South Taft Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The South Taft Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408774) 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 South Taft Census Designated Place is located within West Kern CCD of Kern County.


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South Taft, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

South Taft, CA Housing Affordability Index is 183
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
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.

WEALTH INDEX

South Taft, CA Wealth Index is 33
State of California Wealth Index is 123
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,092
Population in Households 1,968
Population in Familes 1,594
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density 1,944
Diversity Index1 83
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,896
Average Household Income $46,436
Per Capita Income $12,899
Wealth Index3 33

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 732 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 241 (32.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 335 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $106,538
Housing Affordability Index2 183
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 576
Average Household Size 3.42
Family Households 415
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.39% -0.06%
Households -0.53% -0.21%
Families -0.63% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

South Taft, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Taft to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 874 43rd
Population Density # 613 60th
Diversity Index # 277 82nd
Median Household Income # 1321 13th
Per Capita Income # 1433 6th

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