Tehachapi, California

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Population in 2017: 12,630 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.3%
Males: 8,717  (69.0%)
Females: 3,913  (31.0%)
Median resident age:

38.6 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93561.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,620 (it was $29,208 in 2000)
Tehachapi:

$43,620
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,000 (it was $18,220 in 2000)

Tehachapi city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $202,031 (it was $87,000 in 2000)
Tehachapi:

$202,031
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $255,674; detached houses: $264,240; townhouses or other attached units: $217,353; in 2-unit structures: $210,855; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $203,291; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,150; mobile homes: $167,307; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $60,537

Median gross rent in 2017: $811.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tehachapi: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.6%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.6% for Black residents, 24.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.5% for other race residents, 37.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Tehachapi, CA (2017)
    • 6,49249.3%White alone
    • 4,84736.8%Hispanic
    • 9477.2%Black alone
    • 2812.1%Two or more races
    • 2151.6%Asian alone
    • 1130.9%American Indian alone
    • 1010.8%Other race alone
    • 390.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Tehachapi, California as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tehachapi is 608 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Tehachapi by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(8.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(16.9)
1
(8.2)
1
(6.9)
4
(27.1)
5
(36.7)
5
(38.5)
8
(61.7)
6
(47.0)
4
(32.8)
19
(153.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(8.5)
3
(24.7)
7
(48.0)
9
(61.0)
7
(51.4)
5
(38.5)
5
(38.5)
8
(62.6)
8
(65.5)
12
(96.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
35
(296.4)
19
(156.5)
21
(144.0)
45
(304.8)
29
(213.1)
41
(315.5)
31
(239.0)
38
(297.6)
36
(294.8)
51
(411.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
116
(982.5)
100
(823.9)
108
(740.6)
210
(1,422)
183
(1,345)
117
(900.2)
109
(840.3)
89
(696.9)
57
(466.8)
71
(572.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
203
(1,719)
188
(1,549)
182
(1,248)
233
(1,578)
174
(1,279)
180
(1,385)
195
(1,503)
161
(1,261)
130
(1,065)
155
(1,250)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(177.9)
16
(131.8)
20
(137.1)
29
(196.4)
28
(205.8)
12
(92.3)
34
(262.1)
23
(180.1)
36
(294.8)
50
(403.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
4
(32.8)
3
(24.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)244.1175.5161.4292.8249.2231.2248.6229.5220.1356.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 26 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: American (5.0%), Irish (4.3%), German (3.5%), English (1.8%), Italian (1.5%), Danish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3973 feet

Land area: 9.58 square miles.

Population density: 1,319 people per square mile   (low).

Tehachapi, California map

1,437 residents are foreign born (9.3% Latin America).

This city:

10.9%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,741 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,516 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Kern, CA (27.3 miles , pop. 69,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (36.5 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (72.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Golden Hills, CA (1.7 miles ),
Keene, CA (3.3 miles ),
Stallion Springs, CA (3.3 miles ),
Bear Valley Springs, CA (3.4 miles ),
Mojave, CA (4.1 miles ),
Edmundson Acres, CA (4.7 miles ),
Arvin, CA (4.7 miles ),
Rosamond, CA (4.8 miles )

Latitude: 35.13 N, Longitude: 118.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,198 (+16.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,664 (48.7%)

Area code: 661

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

Property values in Tehachapi, CA

Tehachapi satellite photo by USGS

Tehachapi tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

10.1%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Tehachapi, CA
Historical housing units in Tehachapi, CA
Most common industries in Tehachapi, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (18.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.6%)
  • Construction (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (19.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (18.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.0%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Tehachapi, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (14.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.0%)

Average climate in Tehachapi, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tehachapi, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 93.6. This is worse than average.

City:

93.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.157
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.45
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Tehachapi-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 742% 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 32.4 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 127.1 miles away from Tehachapi center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 122.0 miles away from Tehachapi center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 147.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 321.4 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
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 67.7 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).
Tehachapi topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Tehachapi:

  • TEHACHAPI HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 115 WEST E STREET)

Airports located in Tehachapi:

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Amtrak station:

TEHACHAPI (416 W. TEHACHAPI BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tehachapi:

  • Antelope Valley College (about 35 miles; Lancaster, CA; Full-time enrollment: 9,206)
  • Bakersfield College (about 36 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 10,325)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 41 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)
  • College of the Canyons (about 51 miles; Santa Clarita, CA; FT enrollment: 11,307)
  • Cerro Coso Community College (about 54 miles; Ridgecrest, CA; FT enrollment: 2,420)
  • Los Angeles Mission College (about 57 miles; Sylmar, CA; FT enrollment: 4,825)
  • Taft College (about 58 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)

Public high schools in Tehachapi:

  • TEHACHAPI HIGH (Students: 1,032, Location: 801 S. DENNISON RD., Grades: 9-12)
  • MONROE HIGH (CONTINUATION) (Students: 50, Location: 126 S. SNYDER ST., Grades: 9-12)
  • EPIC DE CESAR CHAVEZ (Location: 410 W. J ST., STE. A, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)

Private high school in Tehachapi:

  • HERITAGE OAK SCHOOL (Students: 97, Location: 20915 SCHOUT RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Tehachapi:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Church addition: Christian Life Assembly
  • "TEHACHAPI HOSPITAL (115 WEST STREET)" The above s/b amended to: 115 West E Street Thanks

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Tehachapi: California Correctional Institute (A), Kern County Fire Department Station 12 Tehachapi (B), California Correctional Institution Fire Department Station 916 (C), Tehachapi City Hall (D), Tehachapi Branch Kern County Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tehachapi include: Apostolic Faith Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Community United Church of Christ (C), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (D), Mision Asamblea de Dios (E), Saint Malachys Catholic Church (F), Tehachapi Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church (H), Tehachapi Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Sherm Chitwood Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Tehachapi include: Tehachapi City Park (1), West Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Mountain Inn (416 West Tehachapi Boulevard) (1), Best Western Century Park Hotel (420 West Tehachapi Boulevard) (2), Best Western Country Park Hote (420 West Tehachapi Boulevard) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: California State - Corrections Department- California Correctional Institution at Tehac (24900 Highway 202) (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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tehachapi and their reported violations in the past:

CALIF CORRECTNL INST TEHACHAPI (Population served: 6,657, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-09-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-09-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-09-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-09-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-26-2007)
BEAR VALLEY CSD (Population served: 6,500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-08-2006)
BRITE LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (Population served: 63, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-28-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-23-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-02-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-16-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-20-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2007)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2005)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tehachapi that have no violations reported:

  • A.F.P. MUTUAL WATER COMPANY (Population served: 495, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TEHACHAPI CUMMINGS COUNTY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SOUZA FAMILY VINEYARD (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.8%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Tehachapi in 2010:

  • 5,903 people in state prisons
  • 18 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Tehachapi in 2000:

  • 4,357 people in state prisons
  • 16 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 16 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in nursing homes
  • 2 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Tehachapi (2011 data):

  • Bank of the Sierra: Tehachapi Main Branch at 224 West F Street, branch established on 1982/11/01; Old Town Branch at 21000 Mission Street, branch established on 1986/04/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,332.3 mil, Deposits: $1,091.7 mil, headquarters in Porterville, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Sierra Bancorp
  • Union Bank, National Association: Tehachapi Branch at 665 Tucker Road Ste C, branch established on 1997/07/10. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Tehachapi Branch at 758 Tucker Road, branch established on 1954/12/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

For population 15 years and over in Tehachapi:

Marital status in Tehachapi, CA
  • Never married: 40.7%
  • Now married: 36.0%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Tehachapi:

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Tehachapi
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tehachapi, 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.
California:

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
Kern County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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:
This county:

15.9%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.5%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.0%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Tehachapi:

28.6
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.5%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.0%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tehachapi:

28.9%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

56.3%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Tehachapi:

81.5%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tehachapi, 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
Other and Unallocable 12$64,988$64,9880$0
Other Government Administration 6$27,144$54,2880$0
Financial Administration 6$37,540$75,0800$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 6$33,714$67,4280$0
Firefighters 5$21,642$51,9414$6,587
Police Protection - Officers 4$26,102$78,3060$0
Sewerage 4$13,392$40,1760$0
Water Supply 4$17,188$51,5640$0
Airports 2$11,498$68,9880$0
Police - Other 1$4,604$55,2480$0
Totals for Government 50$257,812$61,8754$6,587

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,956,000 ($154.87)
    Regular Highways: $863,000 ($68.33)
    Police Protection: $633,000 ($50.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $542,000 ($42.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $279,000 ($22.09)
    Air Transportation: $133,000 ($10.53)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($1.43)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,495,000 ($197.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,788,000 ($141.57)
    Central Staff Services: $1,513,000 ($119.79)
    Water Utilities: $1,426,000 ($112.91)
    Sewerage: $1,354,000 ($107.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $922,000 ($73.00)
    Air Transportation: $910,000 ($72.05)
    Regular Highways: $516,000 ($40.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $297,000 ($23.52)
    Transit Utilities: $142,000 ($11.24)
    Financial Administration: $123,000 ($9.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $93,000 ($7.36)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($2.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($1.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $779,000 ($61.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $45,000 ($3.56)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($2.61)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($1.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,545,000 ($280.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $174,000 ($13.78)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,835,000 ($145.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,007,000 ($79.73)
    Air Transportation: $659,000 ($52.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000 ($7.05)
    Other: $16,000 ($1.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $135,000 ($10.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $736,000 ($58.27)
    Special Assessments: $307,000 ($24.31)
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,000 ($2.06)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($0.79)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,951,000 ($154.47)
    Transit Utilities: $4,000 ($0.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,911,000 ($151.31)
    Other: $776,000 ($61.44)
    Highways: $177,000 ($14.01)
    General Local Government Support: $51,000 ($4.04)
  • Tax - Property: $3,663,000 ($290.02)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,113,000 ($167.30)
    Other Selective Sales: $567,000 ($44.89)
    Public Utilities Sales: $184,000 ($14.57)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $107,000 ($8.47)
    Other: $42,000 ($3.33)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $22,000 ($1.74)
    Other License: $7,000 ($0.55)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,472,000 ($1620.90)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,204,000 ($1599.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $657,000 ($52.02)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $389,000 ($30.80)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,730,000 ($216.15)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,431,000 ($746.71)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,252,000 ($495.01)

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 Tehachapi, CA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La Quinta1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Albertsons1Marriott1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's2
Best Western2Penske1
Blockbuster1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Circle K1Rite Aid1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Decora Cabinetry1Sears2
Dennys1Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx5Travelodge1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS2
Home Depot1Vans1
Jack In The Box1Walgreens1
Kmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Tehachapi:

  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KMAP (1050 AM; 10 kW; FRAZIER PARK, CA; Owner: KMAP, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAVL (610 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tehachapi:

  • KKZQ (100.1 FM; TEHACHAPI, CA; Owner: HIGH DESERT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTPI-FM (103.1 FM; TEHACHAPI, CA; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP OF CALIFORNIA, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KCRY (88.1 FM; MOJAVE, CA; Owner: SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KKBB (99.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K202DJ (88.3 FM; PALMDALE, CA; Owner: SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KRTH-FM (101.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVLI-FM (104.5 FM; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. AND KATHERINE M. BOHN)

TV broadcast stations around Tehachapi:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • K20AA (Channel 20; BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS, CA; Owner: BEAR VALLEY SPGS PROP OWNERS ASSOC.)
  • K33AD (Channel 33; BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS, CA; Owner: BEAR VALLEY SPR. PROPERTY OWNERS)
  • K35AC (Channel 35; BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS, CA; Owner: BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS PROPERTY OWNERS)
  • K39AD (Channel 39; BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS, CA; Owner: BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS PROPERTY OWNERS)
  • K41AC (Channel 41; BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS, CA; Owner: BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS PROPERTY OWNERS)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Tehachapi fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 54.4mTotal length
  • $1,337,000Total costs
  • 507,545Total average daily traffic
  • 141,139Total average daily truck traffic
  • 483,480Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Tehachapi, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 201970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Tehachapi, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tehachapi)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 165 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Tehachapi, CA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 316 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tehachapi)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Tehachapi)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 158 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED36$166,54620$135,55938$160,1453$60,6030$011$111,6462$104,490
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$177,6302$124,3456$168,8100$01$158,8200$01$57,820
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$187,7342$157,08526$177,5531$17,4100$03$176,4731$31,350
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$162,5073$131,89015$178,4691$167,1800$01$192,2601$90,560
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$42,4904$203,2330$00$00$01$42,490

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0060.02 , 0061.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$244,160
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$271,670
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0061.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Tehachapi, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Tehachapi, 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 59. The highest number of reported fires - 159 took place in 2006, and the least - 32 in 2010. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Tehachapi, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.7%), and Structure Fires (36.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Tehachapi, CA
    • 39948.7%Outside Fires
    • 29536.0%Structure Fires
    • 10312.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 222.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tehachapi, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Tehachapi, California:

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 901 Capital Hills Pkwy, Tehachapi, California 93561 , Phone: (661) 822-9837, Fax: (661) 822-9848
  • Laquinta Inn, 500 E Steuber Rd, Tehachapi, California 93561 , Phone: (661) 523-8000, Fax: (661) 823-8006
  • SureStay Plus Country Park, 420 W Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, California 93561 , Phone: (661) 823-1800, Fax: (661) 823-1600
  • SureStay Hotel by Best Western Tehachapi, 418 W Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, California 93561 , Phone: (661) 822-5591, Fax: (661) 822-6197
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott, Tehachapi, 422 W Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, California 93561 , Phone: (661) 822-4800, Fax: (661) 822-5269
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Tehachapi, California
Most common first names in Tehachapi, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10274.0 years
James8071.1 years
William7976.8 years
Robert7072.1 years
Mary6678.1 years
Richard5170.2 years
Charles5171.0 years
George4277.4 years
Dorothy3581.3 years
Joseph3376.2 years
Most common last names in Tehachapi, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4377.7 years
Johnson3376.3 years
Williams2970.4 years
Brown1976.9 years
Davis1872.8 years
Miller1874.8 years
Wilson1675.9 years
White1671.4 years
Jackson1578.3 years
Jones1474.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tehachapi, CA
  • 89.4%Utility gas
  • 6.5%Electricity
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tehachapi, CA
  • 76.1%Utility gas
  • 23.9%Electricity


Tehachapi compared to California state average:

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

Tehachapi on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 1,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Syria (population 500+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married males and females (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 males never married)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal care and service occupations (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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