Taft, California

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Population in 2014: 8,909 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +39.2%
Males: 5,409  (60.7%)
Females: 3,500  (39.3%)
Median resident age:  35.9 years
California median age:  36.2 years

Zip codes: 93268.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $53,796 (it was $33,861 in 2000)
Taft:

$53,796
CA:

$64,500

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $19,816 (it was $17,564 in 2000)

Taft city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $163,661 (it was $82,600 in 2000)
Taft:

$163,661
CA:

$449,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $243,806; Detached houses: $235,151; Townhouses or other attached units: $208,623; In 2-unit structures: $243,162; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $138,429; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $84,704; Mobile homes: $391,468; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $33,479

Median gross rent in 2015: $829.

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  • Races in Taft, CA (2010)

    Taft races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Taft: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (6.6%), Irish (5.1%), American (4.8%), German (4.0%), Scandinavian (1.3%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 15.1 square miles.

Population density: 588 people per square mile   (low).

Taft,CA real estate house value index trend

Taft, California map

For population 25 years and over in Taft:

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Taft city:

  • Never married: 38.1%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

2,184 residents are foreign born (20.5% Latin America).

This city:

23.5%
California:

27.0%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Taft, California as of June 28, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Taft to the number of sex offenders is 289 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,224 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,301 (1.2%)

Taft satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $534,500
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $120,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.13 N, Longitude: 119.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,191 (+23.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,253 (48.1%)

Area code: 661

Taft household income distribution Taft home values distribution

Property values in Taft, CA


Crime rates in Taft by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Murders 000000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 671022301111221
per 100,000 92.0105.511.10.021.921.832.60.010.911.110.610.522.622.511.3
Robberies 940164546783017
per 100,000 138.160.30.010.965.743.554.443.965.377.484.831.40.011.279.4
Assaults 292625282627303640294250584350
per 100,000 444.9391.9277.9306.0284.6293.9326.2395.3435.5320.6445.1523.5656.2483.4567.0
Burglaries 867550756173849560877592845979
per 100,000 1,319.21,130.4555.8819.6667.7794.5913.21,043.0653.3961.8794.7963.1950.3663.3895.8
Theft 185157130115198218297264197219243244210203235
per 100,000 2,837.92,366.21,445.11,256.72,167.32,372.73,229.02,898.62,145.02,421.02,575.02,554.42,375.82,282.22,664.7
Auto thefts 222421171627233421372729371419
per 100,000 337.5361.7233.4185.8175.1293.9250.1373.3228.7409.0286.1303.6418.6157.4215.4
Arson 182212171821700200000
per 100,000 276.1331.6133.4185.8197.0228.676.10.00.022.10.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.7) 441.9388.0181.9187.0241.6263.3320.7311.0265.2293.1304.4316.4344.4268.4332.8

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Crime rate in Taft detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 80 (72 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.16
California average:

2.31
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.4%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Taft, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Taft 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 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 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

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

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:

  • strongest fm radio stations, KRAB 106.1

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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

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 5.4 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 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.6%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.8% for other race residents, 18.9% for two or more races residents)
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

Taft, California environmental map by EPA

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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.4
California average:

15.4

Taft travel time to work - commute Taft mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Taft city (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:
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
Financial Administration 6$27,728$55,4560$0
Other Government Administration 10$51,453$61,7440$0
Police Protection - Officers 18$118,347$78,8980$0
Police - Other 10$34,749$41,6991$443
Streets and Highways 9$41,225$54,9672$2,480
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$7,869$94,4280$0
Transit 8$21,290$31,9350$0
Totals for Government 62$302,661$58,5803$2,923

Taft government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $786,000 ($88.23)
    Housing & Community Development: $120,000 ($13.47)
    Health - Other: $93,000 ($10.44)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,783,000 ($761.36)
    Police Protection: $1,513,000 ($169.83)
    Financial Administration: $1,066,000 ($119.65)
    Health Services - Other: $969,000 ($108.77)
    Fire Protection: $579,000 ($64.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $556,000 ($62.41)
    Sewerage: $546,000 ($61.29)
    Transit Utilities: $475,000 ($53.32)
    Regular Highways: $448,000 ($50.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $138,000 ($15.49)
    Housing & Community Development: $87,000 ($9.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $85,000 ($9.54)
    Central Staff Services: $47,000 ($5.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,400,000 ($157.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $50,000 ($5.61)
    Sewerage: $49,000 ($5.50)
    Police Protection: $39,000 ($4.38)
    Health - Other: $37,000 ($4.15)
    Central Staff: $35,000 ($3.93)
    Fire Protection: $34,000 ($3.82)
    Transit Utilities: $23,000 ($2.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($1.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,672,000 ($187.68)

Taft government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $7,022,000 ($788.19)
    Sewerage: $821,000 ($92.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $630,000 ($70.72)
    Housing & Community Development: $306,000 ($34.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $591,000 ($66.34)
    Transit Utilities: $9,000 ($1.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $288,000 ($32.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $995,000 ($111.68)
    Interest Earnings: $552,000 ($61.96)
    Property Sale Other: $26,000 ($2.92)
    Rents: $12,000 ($1.35)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($0.34)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $353,000 ($39.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,140,000 ($240.21)
    General Support: $481,000 ($53.99)
    Highways: $163,000 ($18.30)
    Transit Utilities: $42,000 ($4.71)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,965,000 ($220.56)
    Property: $771,000 ($86.54)
    Public Utilities: $272,000 ($30.53)
    NEC: $101,000 ($11.34)
    Other Selective Sales: $52,000 ($5.84)

Taft government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $25,795,000 ($2895.39)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $24,865,000 ($2791.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $930,000 ($104.39)

Taft government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,116,000 ($349.76)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $10,608,000 ($1190.71)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,965,000 ($445.06)

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 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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Taft fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 14m46ftTotal length
  • $845,000Total costs
  • 37,862Total average daily traffic
  • 2,023Total average daily truck traffic
  • 52,141Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 51970-1979
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: 137 (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: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 54 (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: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Taft)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 41
  • Hazardous Condition: 22
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Taft

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
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

Taft compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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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