Johannesburg, California

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Population in 2010: 172.
Population change since 2000: -2.3%
Males: 72  (42.1%)
Females: 100  (57.9%)
Median resident age:

59.6 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93528, 93554.

Johannesburg Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $89,467 (it was $63,611 in 2000)
Johannesburg:

$89,467
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $10,893 (it was $21,478 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $73,168 (it was $31,800 in 2000)
Johannesburg:

$73,168
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $255,674; detached houses: $264,240; townhouses or other attached units: $217,353; in 2-unit structures: $210,855; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $203,291; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,150; mobile homes: $167,307; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $60,537
March 2019 cost of living index in Johannesburg: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.1%
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  • Races in Johannesburg, CA (2010)
    • 14684.9%White alone
    • 84.7%Asian alone
    • 84.7%Hispanic
    • 63.5%Two or more races
    • 21.2%Black alone
    • 21.2%American Indian alone



According to our research of California and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Johannesburg, California as of December 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Johannesburg is 128 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (23.3%), Scottish (10.2%), Irish (9.7%), German (5.1%), Polish (5.1%), Italian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3536 feet

Land area: 2.45 square miles.

Population density: 70 people per square mile   (very low).

Johannesburg, California map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Johannesburg CDP:

1.2% ($385)
California:

0.8% ($1,564)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Kern, CA (22.9 miles , pop. 69,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (78.6 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (98.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Randsburg, CA (0.9 miles),
Ridgecrest, CA (4.2 miles ),
Red Mountain-Trona, CA (4.3 miles ),
California City, CA (4.4 miles ),
China Lake Acres, CA (4.5 miles ),
Inyokern, CA (4.6 miles ),
Baker, CA (4.8 miles ),
East Kern, CA (4.8 miles )

Latitude: 35.37 N, Longitude: 117.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Distribution of median household income in Johannesburg, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Johannesburg, CA in 2017

Property values in Johannesburg, CA

Johannesburg satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

10.1%
California:

4.6%

Average climate in Johannesburg, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.35
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Johannesburg-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 837% 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 81.1 miles away from Johannesburg center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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 103.3 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 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 90.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 194.4 miles away from Johannesburg center
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from Johannesburg center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 185.4 miles away from Johannesburg center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), 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).
Johannesburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Johannesburg:

  • INDIAN WELLS VALLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; RIDGECREST, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Johannesburg:

  • Cerro Coso Community College (about 14 miles; Ridgecrest, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,420)
  • Barstow Community College (about 49 miles; Barstow, CA; FT enrollment: 2,120)
  • Antelope Valley College (about 58 miles; Lancaster, CA; FT enrollment: 9,206)
  • Victor Valley College (about 66 miles; Victorville, CA; FT enrollment: 7,630)
  • Bakersfield College (about 76 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 10,325)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 83 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)
  • California State University-San Bernardino (about 85 miles; San Bernardino, CA; FT enrollment: 15,748)

Public elementary/middle school in Johannesburg:

  • RAND ELEMENTARY (Students: 3, Location: 37400 SAINT ELMO ST., Grades: KG-3)
See full list of schools located in Johannesburg

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

1.8 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

38.9%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.4%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Johannesburg:

Marital status in Johannesburg, CA
  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 9.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 62.6%

For population 25 years and over in Johannesburg:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

2.5
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Johannesburg, CA (based on Kern County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Kern County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kern County:

8.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kern County:

15.9%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.3%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Johannesburg:

42.6%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.5%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Johannesburg:

10.5%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Johannesburg:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Johannesburg:

28.0%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Johannesburg:

52.7%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Johannesburg:

83.4%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Johannesburg, CA Residents

3.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,098 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($593 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.00% ($41,298 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.20% ($32,845)
from Ventura County, CA  0.14% ($44,824)


4.27% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
California average:

5.21%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($649 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.05%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.68% ($42,474 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.20% ($41,532)
to San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($53,172)

Strongest AM radio stations in Johannesburg:

  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Johannesburg:

  • KLOA-FM (104.9 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: ADELMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRAJ (100.9 FM; JOHANNESBURG, CA; Owner: ADELMAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KGBM (89.7 FM; RANDSBURG, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZIQ-FM (92.7 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: JAMES KNUDSEN & DONNA KNUDSEN)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KCEL (106.9 FM; CALIFORNIA CITY, CA; Owner: KCEL RADIO, LLC)
  • KRXV (98.1 FM; YERMO, CA; Owner: KHWY, INC.)
  • KJAT (105.3 FM; YERMO, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKZQ (100.1 FM; TEHACHAPI, CA; Owner: HIGH DESERT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • K212EK (90.3 FM; VICTORVILLE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K210DL (89.9 FM; APPLE VALLEY, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KVLI-FM (104.5 FM; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. AND KATHERINE M. BOHN)
  • KCNQ (102.5 FM; KERNVILLE, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. & KATHERINE M. BOHN)
  • K218DU (90.9 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K201AD (88.1 FM; CHINA LAKE, ETC., CA; Owner: INDIAN WELLS VALLEY TV BOOSTER, INC.)
  • K204AE (88.7 FM; CHINA LAKE, CA; Owner: INDIAN WELLS VALLEY TV BOOSTER, INC.)
  • K232AM (94.3 FM; CHINA LAKE, ETC., CA; Owner: INDIAN WELLS VALLEY TV BOOSTER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Johannesburg:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KHIZ (Channel 64; BARSTOW, CA; Owner: SUNBELT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTAV-LP (Channel 24; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: EICB-TV WEST, LLC.)
  • K19CL (Channel 19; INYOKERN, CA; Owner: VICTOR A. GARCIA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Johannesburg)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • WELL 2, 3.2 Km East Of Garlock Road On Randsburg Road (Lat: 35.396944 Lon: -117.755000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 2.4 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPVM343, Licensee ID: L00421044,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.937 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2002, Expiration Date: 07/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/15/2012, Certifier: Chris Kelly, Registrant: Rand Community County Water District, 501 Comstock Ave, Johannesburg, CA 93528, Phone: (760) 374-2414, Fax: (760) 374-2128

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • LAC825 -Red Mountain, 36753 Randsburg Loop (Lat: 35.362722 Lon: -117.640861), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 75.6 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WPTP452,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 18085.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/19/2011, Expiration Date: 11/15/2021, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • IE04670A, 36753 Randsburg Loop (Red Mountain / Kern #8814) (Lat: 35.362722 Lon: -117.640861), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 75.6 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQYP304,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 11/28/2016, Expiration Date: 11/28/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KF6JJQ, Grant Date: 03/06/1997, Expiration Date: 03/06/2007, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2009, Registrant: Elizabeth J Barbee, Johannesburg, CA 93528
  • Call Sign: KF6KEI, Licensee ID: L00527006, Grant Date: 04/21/2017, Expiration Date: 04/10/2027, Certifier: Nicholas G Buffalo, Registrant: Nicholas G Buffalo, Johannesburg, CA 93528
  • Call Sign: KF6LCF, Licensee ID: L01259135, Grant Date: 02/21/2017, Expiration Date: 05/15/2027, Certifier: Ronald M Bush, Registrant: Ronald M Bush, Johannesburg, CA 93528-0154
  • Call Sign: KD7GXI, Licensee ID: L00172235, Grant Date: 11/16/1999, Expiration Date: 11/16/2009, Cancellation Date: 06/03/2008, Certifier: Allen C Weddington, Registrant: Allen C Weddington, Johannesburg, CA 93528



Johannesburg compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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