Taft, California

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Population in 2017: 9,425 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +47.3%
Males: 5,618  (59.6%)
Females: 3,807  (40.4%)
Median resident age:

37.5 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93268.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,388 (it was $33,861 in 2000)
Taft:

$50,388
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,062 (it was $17,564 in 2000)

Taft city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $161,991 (it was $82,600 in 2000)
Taft:

$161,991
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $209,317; detached houses: $223,150; mobile homes: $28,019

Median gross rent in 2017: $749.

March 2019 cost of living index in Taft: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.1%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Taft, CA (2010)
    • 5,22156.0%White alone
    • 3,35335.9%Hispanic
    • 3613.9%Black alone
    • 1521.6%Two or more races
    • 921.0%Asian alone
    • 720.8%American Indian alone
    • 620.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 140.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Taft, California as of July 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Taft is 290 to 1.


Crime rates in Taft by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(21.9)
2
(21.8)
3
(32.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.9)
1
(11.1)
1
(10.6)
1
(10.5)
2
(22.6)
2
(22.5)
1
(11.3)
3
(31.4)
5
(53.2)
1
(10.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(65.7)
4
(43.5)
5
(54.4)
4
(43.9)
6
(65.3)
7
(77.4)
8
(84.8)
3
(31.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.2)
7
(79.4)
6
(62.9)
7
(74.5)
6
(63.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26
(284.6)
27
(293.9)
30
(326.2)
36
(395.3)
40
(435.5)
29
(320.6)
42
(445.1)
50
(523.5)
58
(656.2)
43
(483.4)
50
(567.0)
64
(670.6)
71
(755.9)
65
(687.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
61
(667.7)
73
(794.5)
84
(913.2)
95
(1,043)
60
(653.3)
87
(961.8)
75
(794.7)
92
(963.1)
84
(950.3)
59
(663.3)
79
(895.8)
80
(838.3)
77
(819.8)
105
(1,111)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
198
(2,167)
218
(2,373)
297
(3,229)
264
(2,899)
197
(2,145)
219
(2,421)
243
(2,575)
244
(2,554)
210
(2,376)
203
(2,282)
235
(2,665)
249
(2,609)
287
(3,055)
190
(2,011)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(175.1)
27
(293.9)
23
(250.1)
34
(373.3)
21
(228.7)
37
(409.0)
27
(286.1)
29
(303.6)
37
(418.6)
14
(157.4)
19
(215.4)
26
(272.5)
41
(436.5)
43
(455.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
18
(197.0)
21
(228.6)
7
(76.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)241.6263.3320.7311.0265.2293.1304.4316.4344.4268.4332.8363.0430.6359.7

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City-data.com crime index in Taft, CA

Crime rate in Taft detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 25 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: American (8.2%), Irish (5.7%), English (5.5%), German (3.5%), Scottish (2.5%), Scandinavian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 15.1 square miles.

Population density: 622 people per square mile   (low).

Taft, California map

2,169 residents are foreign born (20.1% Latin America).

This city:

23.1%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,364 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,076 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bakersfield, CA (28.2 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (94.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

South Taft, CA (1.0 miles ),
Taft Heights, CA (1.3 miles ),
Ford City, CA (1.5 miles ),
Maricopa, CA (2.3 miles ),
Valley Acres, CA (2.4 miles ),
Westside, CA (2.5 miles ),
Fellows, CA (2.6 miles),
Dustin Acres, CA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 35.13 N, Longitude: 119.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,087 (+22.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,250 (46.7%)

Area code: 661

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

Property values in Taft, CA

Taft satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

10.1%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Taft, CA
Historical housing units in Taft, CA
Most common industries in Taft, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (18.4%)
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (28.1%)
  • Public administration (12.3%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.0%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.8%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Taft, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Extraction workers (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Extraction workers (6.4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Taft, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Taft, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 91.7. This is worse than average.

City:

91.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 45.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

45.7
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Taft-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 26.5 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 91.2 miles away from the 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 177.9 miles away from Taft 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 280.3 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 175.9 miles away from Taft 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 83.3 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).
Taft topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Taft:

  • MERCY WESTSIDE HOSPT D/P SNF (110 EAST NORTH STREET)
  • WEST SIDE DISTRICT HOSP AND NURSING HOME (111 WEST ASH STREET)

Airports located in Taft:

College/University in Taft:

  • Taft College (Full-time enrollment: 2,121; Location: 29 Cougar Court; Public; Website: www.taftcollege.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Taft:

  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 25 miles; Bakersfield, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,564)
  • Bakersfield College (about 33 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 10,325)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 52 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 12,568)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 55 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,806)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 57 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 6,639)
  • Ventura College (about 60 miles; Ventura, CA; FT enrollment: 8,460)
  • Moorpark College (about 67 miles; Moorpark, CA; FT enrollment: 9,338)

Public high schools in Taft:

Public elementary/middle schools in Taft:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Taft: Southern Calif Gas Camp (A), Standard Oil Signa Station (B), Taft City Corporation Yard (C), Petroleum Club (D), Kern County Fire Department Station 21 Taft (E), Taft Community Center (F), Taft Community Correctional Facility (G), Taft College Library (H), Taft Civic Center (I), Taft City Hall (J), Taft Chamber of Commerce (K), Taft Branch Kern County Library (L), California Department of Natural Resources (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westside Shopping Center (1), Taft Hills Plaza Shopping Center (2), Hall Mart Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Taft include: Community Christian Fellowship Church (A), Church of Christ (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Church of Christ Scientist (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), First United Methodist Church (H), Laborers of the Harvest Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Taft include: A Street Park (1), Civic Center Park (2), Cougar Sports Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Kern County - California Living Museum-Calm- Superintendent of Schools (Recreation Areas; 1300 17th) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Court: Kern County - Maricopa-Taft- Municipal Court District- Superior Court- South Division- Taft-Mari (311 North Lincoln Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Jeanne Cooper - Soap opera actor, Sam Andrew - Rock guitarist, Dennis Fimple - Actor, Tim Bright - Athletics competitor.

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 city:

2.8 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.2%
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

People in group quarters in Taft in 2010:

  • 2,351 people in federal prisons
  • 481 people in state prisons
  • 123 people in college/university student housing

People in group quarters in Taft in 2000:

  • 419 people in state prisons
  • 63 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 29 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 26 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 22 people in nursing homes

Banks with branches in Taft (2011 data):

  • Westamerica Bank: Taft Branch at 811 Center Street, branch established on 1966/07/29. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $4,998.1 mil, Deposits: $4,253.2 mil, headquarters in San Rafael, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: Westamerica Bancorporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Taft In-Store Branch at 1044 W. Kern, branch established on 1904/10/17. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • United Security Bank: Taft Branch at 523 Cascade Place, branch established on 1983/01/03. Info updated 2007/02/28: Bank assets: $656.0 mil, Deposits: $574.5 mil, headquarters in Fresno, CA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: United Security Bancshares
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 329 Kern Street Branch at 329 Kern Street, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

For population 15 years and over in Taft:

Marital status in Taft, CA
  • Never married: 35.5%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Taft:

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Taft
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Religion statistics for Taft, 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
This county:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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
Kern County:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kern County:

29.4%
California:

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

15.9%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Taft:

46.1%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Taft:

42.0%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Taft:

28.6
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.6%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Taft:

11.3%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Taft:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.0%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

53.3%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Taft:

77.5%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Taft, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 18$118,347$78,8980$0
Other Government Administration 10$51,453$61,7440$0
Police - Other 10$34,749$41,6991$443
Streets and Highways 9$41,225$54,9672$2,480
Transit 8$21,290$31,9350$0
Financial Administration 6$27,728$55,4560$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$7,869$94,4280$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 62$302,661$58,5803$2,923

Taft government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $183,000 ($19.42)
    General - Other: $161,000 ($17.08)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,162,000 ($547.69)
    Central Staff Services: $2,530,000 ($268.44)
    Police Protection: $2,413,000 ($256.02)
    Health - Other: $1,459,000 ($154.80)
    Transit Utilities: $844,000 ($89.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $715,000 ($75.86)
    Regular Highways: $708,000 ($75.12)
    Sewerage: $615,000 ($65.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $427,000 ($45.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $401,000 ($42.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $306,000 ($32.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $46,000 ($4.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $559,000 ($59.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $159,000 ($16.87)
    Regular Highways: $95,000 ($10.08)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($5.31)
    Transit Utilities: $34,000 ($3.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($2.76)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.53)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,598,000 ($381.75)

Taft government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,034,000 ($215.81)
    Sewerage: $788,000 ($83.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $683,000 ($72.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $91,000 ($9.66)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($1.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $96,000 ($10.19)
    Transit Utilities: $20,000 ($2.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $120,000 ($12.73)
    Interest Earnings: $77,000 ($8.17)
    Fines and Forfeits: $10,000 ($1.06)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($0.32)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $351,000 ($37.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $735,000 ($77.98)
    Transit Utilities: $400,000 ($42.44)
    Highways: $252,000 ($26.74)
    Other: $64,000 ($6.79)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,715,000 ($181.96)
    Property: $1,158,000 ($122.86)
    Public Utilities Sales: $337,000 ($35.76)
    Other License: $128,000 ($13.58)
    Other Selective Sales: $56,000 ($5.94)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $54,000 ($5.73)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $6,000 ($0.64)

Taft government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,235,000 ($979.84)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,910,000 ($839.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,325,000 ($140.58)

Taft government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,318,000 ($352.04)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,284,000 ($985.04)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,826,000 ($405.94)

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)
Businesses in Taft, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1H&R Block1
AT&T2KFC1
Albertsons1Kmart1
AutoZone1La-Z-Boy1
Burger King1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Sears2
GNC1True Value1
Goodwill3UPS1

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.)
  • 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 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.)
  • 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 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)
  • KPMC-LP (Channel 42; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST)
Taft fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Taft fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 118ft / 35.5mTotal length
  • $1,321,000Total costs
  • 52,793Total average daily traffic
  • 5,560Total average daily truck traffic
  • 70,068Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Taft, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 61970-1979
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Taft, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Taft)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 155 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Taft, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Taft)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Taft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
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 ORIGINATED40$150,32910$100,18346$176,3659$69,7008$78,5344$176,005
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$133,9131$129,4306$124,4530$00$01$62,620
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$172,2605$71,42047$143,6544$67,27315$86,6082$83,835
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$161,5935$121,66820$180,7561$111,7403$119,7630$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$250,5207$160,6061$29,4100$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0035.00 , 0036.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$98,0502$162,7650$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$151,9750$01$79,420
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0035.00 , 0036.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Taft, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Taft, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 40. The highest number of reported fires - 89 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Taft, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.0%), and Outside Fires (40.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Taft, CA
    • 24844.0%Structure Fires
    • 22940.7%Outside Fires
    • 7713.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 91.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Taft, CA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Taft, CA
  • 84.8%Utility gas
  • 14.4%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Taft, CA
  • 71.8%Utility gas
  • 26.6%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Taft compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Taft on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most recent year of entry for the foreign-born population (2,000+ people)+"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Armenia (population 500+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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