Ford City, California

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Population in 2010: 4,278. Population change since 2000: +21.8%
Males: 2,155  (50.4%)
Females: 2,123  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  26.3 years
California median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 93268.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,516 (it was $25,192 in 2000)
Ford City:

$32,516
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,085 (it was $11,581 in 2000)

Ford City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $110,822 (it was $58,200 in 2000)
Ford City:

$110,822
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $235,983; Detached houses: $251,201; Townhouses or other attached units: $210,460; In 2-unit structures: $184,431; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,410; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $250,822; Mobile homes: $78,011; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,574

Median gross rent in 2016: $861.

  • Races in Ford City, CA (2010)

    Ford City races chart
    • 2,14050.0%White alone
    • 1,97146.1%Hispanic
    • 681.6%Two or more races
    • 310.7%Asian alone
    • 310.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 120.3%Black alone
    • 140.3%American Indian alone
    • 110.3%Other race alone

Races in Ford City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ford City: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (9.7%), English (2.0%), Irish (1.7%), German (1.3%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 875 feet

Land area: 1.51 square miles.

Population density: 2,824 people per square mile   (average).

Ford City,CA real estate house value index trend

Ford City, California map

For population 25 years and over in Ford City:

  • High school or higher: 65.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 19.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ford City CDP:

  • Never married: 41.6%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

1,422 residents are foreign born (29.0% Latin America).

This place:

29.6%
California:

27.0%



According to our research of California and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ford City, California as of December 16, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Ford City to the number of sex offenders is 4,808 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,397 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,354 (1.3%)

Ford City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bakersfield, CA (27.8 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (96.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Taft Heights, CA (1.3 miles ), South Taft, CA (1.3 miles ), Taft, CA (1.5 miles ), Valley Acres, CA (2.1 miles ), Fellows, CA (2.3 miles) , Dustin Acres, CA (2.4 miles ), Maricopa, CA (2.7 miles ), Westside, CA (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 35.16 N, Longitude: 119.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 661

Ford City household income distribution Ford City home values distribution

Property values in Ford City, CA

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.4%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (37%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (31%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Ford City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ford City, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ford City-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 716% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 28.1 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from Ford City center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 179.5 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 278.1 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 177.3 miles away from Ford City center
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 85.5 miles away from the city center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kern County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 12, Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ford City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ford City:

  • MERCY WESTSIDE HOSPT D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; TAFT, CA)
  • WEST SIDE DISTRICT HOSP AND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; TAFT, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ford City:

  • Taft College (about 1 miles; Taft, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,121)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 25 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)
  • Bakersfield College (about 33 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 10,325)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 54 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 12,568)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 56 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,806)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 57 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 6,639)
  • Ventura College (about 63 miles; Ventura, CA; FT enrollment: 8,460)

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Notable locations in Ford City: Standard Oil Camp One-C (A), Veterans Memorial Building (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ford City include: Church of Christ (A), Church of God (B), Ford City Missionary Baptist Church (C), Foursquare Church (D), New Hope Temple (E), Seventh Day Adventist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ford City: Ford City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Kern County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 95.7. This is worse than average.

City:

95.7
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 43.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

43.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 30.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 46.9%
(31.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 9.1% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.9%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.3%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Ford City, California environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.6
California average:

15.3

Ford City travel time to work - commute Ford City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ford City CDP (based on Kern County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic245,83630
Evangelical Protestant114,724436
Other30,68783
Mainline Protestant7,45938
Black Protestant4,02625
Orthodox4503
None436,449-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 190
Kern County:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 63
Kern County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 165
Kern County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 362
Here:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kern County:

29.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.9%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.2%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ford City:

42.8%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Ford City:

28.6
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.2%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.8%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ford City:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.2%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

53.2%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.2%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ford City, CA Residents

4.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
California average:

5.03%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($715 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.07%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.95% ($35,127 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.21% ($34,469)
from San Diego County, CA  0.16% ($30,651)


4.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.19%
California average:

5.12%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($649 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.08%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.83% ($36,085 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.17% ($31,995)
to San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($39,032)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ford City:

  • 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.)
  • KMAP (1050 AM; 10 kW; FRAZIER PARK, CA; Owner: KMAP, INC.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • 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 Ford City:

  • KBDS (103.9 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: RADIO CAMPESINA BAKERSFIELD, INC.)
  • KGZO (90.9 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • K254AH (98.7 FM; ISLA VISTA, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KRAZ (105.9 FM; SANTA YNEZ, CA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRUZ (103.3 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • KKBB (99.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXFM (99.1 FM; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K295AH (106.9 FM; GOLETA, CA; Owner: THE ASSOC., FOR COMMUNITY EDUC., INC)
  • KIST-FM (107.7 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFRB (91.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUZZ-FM (107.9 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY, INC)
  • KISV (94.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KGFM (101.5 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ford City:

  • 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)
  • KPMC-LP (Channel 42; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$92,3131$82,9506$148,7481$24,2502$88,0600$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$114,8600$01$71,8900$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$62,11010$131,2782$43,3903$46,6531$81,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$23,4004$132,3001$51,9001$66,7900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$91,8900$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0034.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$121,0971$201,2101$90,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$152,2930$01$122,520
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$148,4651$96,140
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0034.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 20
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Ford City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ford City, CA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • No fuel used (4%)

Ford City compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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