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Population in 2012: 8,954 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +39.9%
Males: 5,593  (62.5%)
Females: 3,361  (37.5%)

Median resident age:  34.9 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 93268.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,168 (it was $33,861 in 2000)
Taft:

$48,168
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,143

Taft city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $144,673 (it was $82,600 in 2000)
Taft:

$144,673
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $165,402; Detached houses: $175,611; Mobile homes: $27,409

Median gross rent in 2012: $819.

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  • White alone - 5,772 (62.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2,744 (29.6%)
  • Two or more races - 277 (3.0%)
  • Black alone - 214 (2.3%)
  • Asian alone - 191 (2.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 66 (0.7%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Taft: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (14.3%), Irish (9.5%), English (6.7%), United States (2.1%), Dutch (2.0%), French (1.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 15.1 square miles.

Population density: 591 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Taft:

  • High school or higher: 67.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Taft city:

  • Never married: 38.1%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

2,200 residents are foreign born

This city:  23.7%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Taft, California as of December 20, 2014.
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 2012: $1,878 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,141 (1.0%)

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
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $534,500

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: +2,008 (+21.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,316 (50.6%)

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
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 671022301111
per 100,000 92.0105.511.10.021.921.832.60.010.911.110.610.5
Robberies 940164546783
per 100,000 138.160.30.010.965.743.554.443.965.377.484.831.4
Assaults 292625282627303640294250
per 100,000 444.9391.9277.9306.0284.6293.9326.2395.3435.5320.6445.1523.5
Burglaries 867550756173849560877592
per 100,000 1319.21130.4555.8819.6667.7794.5913.21043.0653.3961.8794.7963.1
Thefts 185157130115198218297264197219243244
per 100,000 2837.92366.21445.11256.72167.32372.73229.02898.62145.02421.02575.02554.4
Auto thefts 222421171627233421372729
per 100,000 337.5361.7233.4185.8175.1293.9250.1373.3228.7409.0286.1303.6
Arson 182212171821700200
per 100,000 276.1331.6133.4185.8197.0228.676.10.00.022.10.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 442.0388.1182.0189.2244.4266.4324.5314.7268.3296.5308.0320.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 27 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
California average:

2.40

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Taft, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.6%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Extraction workers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Taft-area historical earthquake activity is below California state average. It is 909% 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 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
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML) earthquake occurred 89.7 miles away from the city center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 12/22/2003 at 19:15:56, a magnitude 6.6 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.6 MW, 6.4 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 98.0 miles away from Taft center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 40 injuries, causing $200,000,000 total damage
On 2/9/1971 at 14:00:41, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 UK) earthquake occurred 78.0 miles away from the city center, causing 65 deaths (65 shaking deaths), causing $535,000,000 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, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 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/medical centers in Taft:

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

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College/University in Taft:

  • Taft College (Full-time enrollment: 1,184; Location: 29 Emmons Park Drive; Public; Website: www.taftcollege.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Taft:

  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 25 miles; Bakersfield, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,534)
  • Bakersfield College (about 33 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 5,962)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 52 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 7,816)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 55 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,158)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 57 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 3,407)
  • Ventura College (about 61 miles; Ventura, CA; FT enrollment: 4,989)
  • Moorpark College (about 67 miles; Moorpark, CA; FT enrollment: 6,716)

Public high schools in Taft:

Public elementary/middle schools in Taft:

See full list of schools located in Taft, map of school districts: TAFT CITY ELEMENTARY, TAFT UNION HIGH

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
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.4. This is about average.
City:

34.4
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 40.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

40.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 30.4. This is worse than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

30.4
U.S.:

24.0


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.4%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.4% for American Indian residents, 16.9% for other race residents, 0.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Taft, CA

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 compared to California state average:

Taft, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value 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.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Taft travel time to work - commute


Taft mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Taft city (based on Kern County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.65%
Here43.7%
USA50.2%

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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$19,164$45,9941$600
Other Government Administration 10$49,510$59,4126$3,600
Police Protection - Officers 62$275,856$53,3910$0
Police - Other 6$15,582$31,1641$980
Firefighters 8$42,360$63,5400$0
Streets and Highways 8$31,640$47,4600$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,550$42,6000$0
Transit 6$13,074$26,1480$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,596$43,1520$0
Totals for Government 107$454,332$50,9538$5,180

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $786,000 ($87.78)
    Housing & Community Development: $120,000 ($13.40)
    Health - Other: $93,000 ($10.39)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,783,000 ($757.54)
    Police Protection: $1,513,000 ($168.97)
    Financial Administration: $1,066,000 ($119.05)
    Health Services - Other: $969,000 ($108.22)
    Fire Protection: $579,000 ($64.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $556,000 ($62.10)
    Sewerage: $546,000 ($60.98)
    Transit Utilities: $475,000 ($53.05)
    Regular Highways: $448,000 ($50.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $138,000 ($15.41)
    Housing & Community Development: $87,000 ($9.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $85,000 ($9.49)
    Central Staff Services: $47,000 ($5.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,400,000 ($156.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $50,000 ($5.58)
    Sewerage: $49,000 ($5.47)
    Police Protection: $39,000 ($4.36)
    Health - Other: $37,000 ($4.13)
    Central Staff: $35,000 ($3.91)
    Fire Protection: $34,000 ($3.80)
    Transit Utilities: $23,000 ($2.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($1.79)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,672,000 ($186.73)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $7,022,000 ($784.23)
    Sewerage: $821,000 ($91.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $630,000 ($70.36)
    Housing & Community Development: $306,000 ($34.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $591,000 ($66.00)
    Transit Utilities: $9,000 ($1.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $288,000 ($32.16)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $995,000 ($111.12)
    Interest Earnings: $552,000 ($61.65)
    Property Sale Other: $26,000 ($2.90)
    Rents: $12,000 ($1.34)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($0.34)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $353,000 ($39.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,140,000 ($239.00)
    General Support: $481,000 ($53.72)
    Highways: $163,000 ($18.20)
    Transit Utilities: $42,000 ($4.69)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,965,000 ($219.45)
    Property: $771,000 ($86.11)
    Public Utilities: $272,000 ($30.38)
    NEC: $101,000 ($11.28)
    Other Selective Sales: $52,000 ($5.81)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $25,795,000 ($2880.84)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $24,865,000 ($2776.97)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $930,000 ($103.86)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,116,000 ($348.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $10,608,000 ($1184.72)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,965,000 ($442.82)

5.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,274 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
California average:

5.75%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($659 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.12%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.67% ($38,595 average AGI)
from Ventura County, CA  0.35% ($43,063)
from Tulare County, CA  0.22% ($35,968)


4.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
California average:

6.27%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($736 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.11%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.71% ($35,352 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.18% ($32,865)
to San Diego County, CA  0.18% ($33,368)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Taft, California:
  • Fatal accident count: 23
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 31
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 25
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 71
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
California average:
  • Fatal accident count: 208
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 310
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 81
  • Fatalities: 223
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 541
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 42

See more detailed statistics of Taft fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total costs: $533,000
Total average daily traffic: 35,582
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,851
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 35,487

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Taft)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 82 (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: 26 (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: 46 (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: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Taft)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (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
Businesses in Taft, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1KFC1
AT&T2Kmart1
Albertsons1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Sears2
GNC1True Value1
Goodwill3UPS1
H&R Block1

Taft on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Mining (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Drugs and druggists' sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 5,000+)"
  • #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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  • Clint L. Deckert (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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