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Population (year 2000): 6,400
Males: 3,331 (52.0%), Females: 3,069 (48.0%)

Kern County

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Median resident age: 34.3 years
Median household income: $33,861 (year 2000)
Median house value: $86,000 (year 2000)

Taft, CA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Taft:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.1%)
  • Hispanic (15.5%)
  • Other race (10.4%)
  • Black (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (16.6%), German (9.8%), Irish (8.0%), English (6.6%), Dutch (3.3%), Swedish (3.2%).

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Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 15.1 square miles

Taft,

For population 25 years and over in Taft

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Taft city

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 68.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

8.3% Foreign born (5.4% Latin America, 2.0% Asia).




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Nearest cities: Taft, CA (1.2 miles South Heights, CA (2.0 miles Taft City, CA (2.4 miles Ford CA (5.5 miles Maricopa, Acres, CA (6.1 miles Valley Acres, CA (7.4 miles Dustin Fellows, CA (8.0 miles) , CA (13.5 miles Tupman,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 7 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $120,300

Latitude: 35.13 N, Longitude: 119.44 W

Area code: 661


Taft, California business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.9%), Educational,health and social services (19.1%), Public administration (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,569 (+24.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,070 (47.4%)

Crime in Taft (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 6 rapes (92.0 per 100,000)
  • 9 robberies (138.1 per 100,000)
  • 29 assaults (444.9 per 100,000)
  • 86 burglaries (1319.2 per 100,000)
  • 185 thefts (2837.9 per 100,000)
  • 22 auto thefts (337.5 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 407.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in Taft (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 7 rapes (105.5 per 100,000)
  • 4 robberies (60.3 per 100,000)
  • 26 assaults (391.9 per 100,000)
  • 75 burglaries (1130.4 per 100,000)
  • 157 thefts (2366.2 per 100,000)
  • 24 auto thefts (361.7 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 353.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Average climate in Taft, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Taft,
Hospital/medical center in Taft:
  • MERCY WESTSIDE HOSPITAL (110 EAST NORTH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Taft:
  • HEALTHSOUTH BAKERSFIELD REHAB HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA)
  • BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 35 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (about 35 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in Taft, CA

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Taft:
  • MEADOWS FIELD (about 35 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA; ID: BFL)
  • SANTA BARBARA MUNI (about 56 miles; SANTA BARBARA, CA; ID: SBA)
  • OXNARD (about 66 miles; OXNARD, CA; ID: OXR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Taft:
  • TAFT-KERN COUNTY (about 1 miles; TAFT, CA; ID: L17)
  • ELK HILLS-BUTTONWILLOW (about 16 miles; BUTTONWILLOW, CA; ID: L62)
  • NEW CUYAMA (about 22 miles; NEW CUYAMA, CA; ID: L88)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 7 $25,631 $43,938 0 $0
Transit 6 $13,592 $27,184 1 $115
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $3,713 $44,556 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $2,858 $34,296 0 $0
Health 2 $4,351 $26,106 0 $0
Streets and Highways 5 $18,241 $43,778 0 $0
Firefighters 6 $28,505 $57,010 0 $0
Police - Other 10 $26,316 $31,579 1 $801
Police Protection - Officers 62 $204,616 $39,603 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $28,321 $67,970 1 $2,179
Financial Administration 5 $18,649 $44,757 1 $788
Totals for Government 110 $374,793 $40,886 4 $3,883


College/University in Taft:
  • TAFT COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,801; Location: 29 Emmons Park Drive; Public; Website: www.taft.cc.ca.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Taft:
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-BAKERSFIELD (about 20 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,273)
  • BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE (about 37 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA; FT enrollment: 7,978)
  • SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; SANTA BARBARA, CA; FT enrollment: 8,137)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARBARA (about 55 miles; SANTA BARBARA, CA; FT enrollment: 19,420)
  • VENTURA COLLEGE (about 61 miles; VENTURA, CA; FT enrollment: 6,285)
  • ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE (about 65 miles; SANTA MARIA, CA; FT enrollment: 6,037)
  • OXNARD COLLEGE (about 69 miles; OXNARD, CA; FT enrollment: 3,760)
Public high schools in Taft:
  • TAFT UNION HIGH (Students: 960; Location: 701 SEVENTH ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BUENA VISTA HIGH (CONT.) (Students: 33; Location: 901 SAN EMIDIO ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Taft:
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY (Students: 718; Location: 810 N. SIXTH ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY (Students: 476; Location: 811 N. SIXTH ST.; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • PARKVIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 320; Location: 520 A ST.; Grades: KG - 03)
  • CONLEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 294; Location: 623 ROSE AVE.; Grades: KG - 03)
  • TAFT PRIMARY (Students: 191; Location: 212 LUCARD ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 178; Location: 300 TAYLOR ST.; Grades: KG - 03)
  • TAFT COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: 337 10TH ST SUITE E; Grades: 04 - 08)

Notable locations in Taft: Petroleum Club (A), Taft City Corporation Yard (B), Standard Oil Signa Station (C), Southern Calif Gas Camp (D), Regency Nursing Home (E), West Kern Oil Museum (F), Taft Branch Kern County Library (G), Taft Chamber of Commerce (H), Taft City Hall (I), Taft Civic Center (J), Taft College Library (K), Taft Community Center (L), Taft Community Correctional Facility (M), California Department of Natural Resources (N).

Shopping Centers: Westside Shopping Center (1), Hall Mart Shopping Center (2), Taft Hills Plaza Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Taft include: Peace Lutheran Church (A), Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church (B), First Assembly of God Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Saint Marys Convent (H).

Parks in Taft include: A Street Park (1), Civic Center Park (2), Cougar Sports Center (3).

Post office: (A).  


Taft compared to California state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density significantly below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Taft:
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KMAP (1050 AM; 10 kW; FRAZIER PARK, CA; Owner: KMAP, INC.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KACD (850 AM; 25 kW; THOUSAND OAKS, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Taft:
  • KBDS (103.9 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: RADIO CAMPESINA BAKERSFIELD, INC.)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KGZO (90.9 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • K254AH (98.7 FM; ISLA VISTA, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRAZ (105.9 FM; SANTA YNEZ, CA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRUZ (103.3 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KSPE-FM (94.5 FM; ELLWOOD, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMGQ (97.5 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCSB-FM (91.9 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KKBB (99.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K295AH (106.9 FM; GOLETA, CA; Owner: THE ASSOC., FOR COMMUNITY EDUC., INC)
  • KXFM (99.1 FM; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIST-FM (107.7 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCAQ (104.7 FM; OXNARD, CA; Owner: GOLD COAST BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KOCP (95.9 FM; CAMARILLO, CA; Owner: GOLD COAST BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KTYD (99.9 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFYV (105.5 FM; OJAI, CA; Owner: GOLD COAST BROADCASTING LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Taft:
  • KNXT-LP (Channel 57; MARICOPA, ETC., CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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