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Wasco, California - Basic Facts

The City of Wasco had a population of 27,132 as of July 1, 2019. Wasco 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 Wasco is located at latitude 35.5941 and longitude -119.3409 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wasco encompass a land area of 9.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 328 feet.

The City of Wasco (GNIS ID: 2412185) 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 Wasco is located within Wasco CCD of Kern County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wasco: Dewey, Deweyville.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wasco, CA Housing Affordability Index is 114
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

Wasco, CA Wealth Index is 38
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 27,132
Population in Households 22,102
Population in Familes 20,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,030
Population Density 2,890
Diversity Index1 84
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,193
Average Household Income $49,862
Per Capita Income $11,140
Wealth Index3 38

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,095 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,564 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 378 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $174,609
Housing Affordability Index2 114
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,660
Average Household Size 3.9
Family Households 4,797
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 0.65% 0.91%
Households 1.07% 0.99%
Families 1.01% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Wasco, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wasco 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 # 282 82nd
Population Density # 484 68th
Diversity Index # 223 85th
Median Household Income # 1335 12th
Per Capita Income # 1464 4th

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