Tehachapi, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Tehachapi, California - Basic Facts

The City of Tehachapi had a population of 14,097 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Tehachapi is located at latitude 35.143 and longitude -118.446 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tehachapi (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,970 feet.

The City of Tehachapi (GNIS ID: 2412041) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Tehachapi is located within Tehachapi CCD of Kern County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tehachapi: Greenwich, Tehachapa, Tehachapai, Tehachepi, Tehachipi.

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


Total Population 14,097
Population in Households 8,869
Population in Familes 7,377
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,228
Population Density2 1,428
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $52,669
Average Household Income $69,301
Per Capita Income $18,819


Total Housing Units 3,622 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,884 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,344 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 394 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $219,366
Average Home Value $233,674


Total Households 3,228
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 2,167
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 -0.27% 0.74%
Households 0.41% 1.0%
Families 0.36% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   3.42%

Tehachapi, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tehachapi 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 # 419 72nd
Population Density # 690 55th
Diversity Index # 382 74th
Median Household Income # 930 39th
Per Capita Income # 1255 17th

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