Lost Hills, California

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Population in 2010: 2,412. Population change since 2000: +24.5%
Males: 1,410  (58.5%)
Females: 1,002  (41.5%)
Median resident age:  22.6 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 93249.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,231 (it was $31,875 in 2000)
Lost Hills:

$28,231
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,182 (it was $8,317 in 2000)

Lost Hills CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,228 (it was $60,900 in 2000)
Lost Hills:

$104,228
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $165,188; Detached houses: $158,800; Mobile homes: $174,727

Median gross rent in 2012: $584.

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  • Hispanic - 2,354 (97.6%)
  • White alone - 38 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.04%)

Races in Lost Hills detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lost Hills: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 5.61 square miles.

Population density: 430 people per square mile   (low).

Lost Hills,CA real estate house value index trend

Lost Hills, California map

For population 25 years and over in Lost Hills:

  • High school or higher: 21.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 22.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lost Hills CDP:

  • Never married: 40.9%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

1,152 residents are foreign born

This place:  53.9%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Lost Hills, California as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lost Hills to the number of sex offenders is 1,206 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,292 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $667 (1.0%)

Lost Hills satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bakersfield, CA (41.1 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (129.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Wasco, CA (4.4 miles ), Buttonwillow, CA (4.5 miles ), McKittrick, CA (4.7 miles) , Alpaugh, CA (4.7 miles ), Allensworth, CA (4.9 miles ), Smith Corner, CA (5.0 miles ), Mexican Colony, CA (5.1 miles ), Derby Acres, CA (5.1 miles ).

Latitude: 35.61 N, Longitude: 119.69 W

Area code: 661

Lost Hills household income distribution Lost Hills home values distribution

Property values in Lost Hills, CA

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.2%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (78%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (42%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (55%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (45%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Lost Hills: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lost Hills, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lost Hills-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 826% 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 57.6 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 89.9 miles away from Lost Hills center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 246.6 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 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 204.6 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 199.3 miles away from Lost Hills center
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 54.1 miles away from the city center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
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 (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Fires: 9, 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).
Lost Hills topographic map

Birthplace of: Michael J. Rubio - Politician.

Airports located in Lost Hills:

See details about airports located in Lost Hills, CA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lost Hills:

  • Taft College (about 35 miles; Taft, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,121)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 38 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)
  • Bakersfield College (about 43 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 10,325)
  • West Hills College-Lemoore (about 48 miles; Lemoore, CA; FT enrollment: 2,314)
  • Porterville College (about 49 miles; Porterville, CA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (about 53 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 54 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 6,982)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lost Hills:

See full list of schools located in Lost Hills, map of school districts: LOST HILLS UNION ELEMENTARY, WASCO UNION HIGH

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Notable location: Kern County Fire Department Station 26 - Lost Hills (A). 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 2012 was 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 13.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.4
U.S.:

6.6

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 43.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  5.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  94.0%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.8%
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: 0.2% of all households

Lost Hills, California environmental map by EPA

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Lost Hills compared to California state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Lost Hills travel time to work - commute Lost Hills mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • No fuel used (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lost Hills CDP (based on Kern County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.65%
Here: 43.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodInternational Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Adherents58.3%10.0%4.8%3.6%3.0%
Congregations6.2%13.3%7.3%8.9%4.0%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChurches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents2.0%1.6%1.6%1.5%13.7%
Congregations0.8%7.7%2.9%3.7%45.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

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 Lost Hills:

  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KCHJ (1010 AM; 5 kW; DELANO, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGET (970 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lost Hills:

  • KGZO (90.9 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KZPO (103.3 FM; LINDSAY, CA; Owner: LINDSAY BROADCASTING)
  • K220GU (91.9 FM; LOST HILLS, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KMQA (100.5 FM; EAST PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PORTERVILLE L.L.C.)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KDUV (88.9 FM; VISALIA, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTNG, INC.)
  • K217EQ (91.3 FM; COALINGA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJUG-FM (106.7 FM; TULARE, CA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRAZ (105.9 FM; SANTA YNEZ, CA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220EY (91.9 FM; PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUFW (90.5 FM; WOODLAKE, CA; Owner: NATIONAL FARM WORKERS SERVICE CENTER)
  • KRUZ (103.3 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSPE-FM (94.5 FM; ELLWOOD, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KURQ (107.3 FM; GROVER BEACH, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXFM (99.1 FM; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K203AQ (88.5 FM; HELM, ETC., CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKBB (99.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 60
  • Hazardous Condition: 14

Incident types - Lost Hills

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lost Hills, CA
Most common first names in Lost Hills, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria358.0 years
Fred289.5 years
Elizabeth271.0 years
Jose235.9 years
Most common last names in Lost Hills, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ramirez365.6 years
Dunn261.0 years
Heller272.0 years
Frassel274.5 years
Eads269.5 years
Preston256.5 years
Stewart282.1 years
Smith270.1 years
Businesses in Lost Hills, CA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Motel 61
Carl\s Jr.1Quiznos1
Days Inn1Subway1
Dennys1Taco Bell1
FedEx2UPS2
McDonald's1Wendy's1

Lost Hills on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Waiters and waitresses"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Waiters and waitresses"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Black residents"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers"
  • #4 (93249) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 1,000+)"
  • #43 (93249) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Spanish at home"
  • #68 (93249) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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