Tehachapi, California

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Population in 2014: 13,236 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.8%
Males: 9,014  (68.1%)
Females: 4,222  (31.9%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 93561.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,435 (it was $29,208 in 2000)
Tehachapi:

$42,435
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,431 (it was $18,220 in 2000)

Tehachapi city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $155,623 (it was $87,000 in 2000)
Tehachapi:

$155,623
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $183,882; Detached houses: $194,857; Townhouses or other attached units: $151,551; In 2-unit structures: $117,272; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $172,082; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $256,569; Mobile homes: $62,957; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $63,839

Median gross rent in 2013: $812.

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  • Races in Tehachapi, CA (2013)

    Tehachapi races chart
    • 7,80654.7%White alone
    • 4,88334.2%Hispanic
    • 8766.1%Black alone
    • 2451.7%Asian alone
    • 1941.4%American Indian alone
    • 570.4%Two or more races
    • 420.3%Other race alone
    • 220.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tehachapi: 89.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.5%), Irish (11.4%), English (5.4%), United States (3.7%), French (2.7%), Scottish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3973 feet

Land area: 9.58 square miles.

Population density: 1,382 people per square mile   (low).

Tehachapi,CA real estate house value index trend

Tehachapi, California map

For population 25 years and over in Tehachapi:

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tehachapi city:

  • Never married: 39.1%
  • Now married: 40.1%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

1,507 residents are foreign born (7.6% Latin America).

This city:

10.6%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,582 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,137 (0.9%)

Tehachapi satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $344,100

Latitude: 35.13 N, Longitude: 118.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,805 (+12.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,644 (44.0%)

Area code: 661

Tehachapi household income distribution Tehachapi home values distribution

Property values in Tehachapi, CA


Crime rates in Tehachapi by Year
Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 100100
per 100,000 8.50.00.06.80.00.0
Rapes 211455
per 100,000 16.98.26.927.136.738.5
Robberies 137975
per 100,000 8.524.748.061.051.438.5
Assaults 351921452941
per 100,000 296.4156.5144.0304.8213.1315.5
Burglaries 116100108210183117
per 100,000 982.5823.9740.61,422.21,344.9900.2
Thefts 203188182233174180
per 100,000 1,719.31,549.01,248.01,577.91,278.81,384.9
Auto thefts 211620292812
per 100,000 177.9131.8137.1196.4205.892.3
Arson 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 257.5) 252.1181.3166.7302.5257.4238.8

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Crime rate in Tehachapi detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.23
California average:

2.32

Tehachapi tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.4%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -885 (-7.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Tehachapi, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Tehachapi 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 (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Fires: 9, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 110. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

110
U.S.:

75

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.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 4.81. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.81
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.4%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.1% for Black residents, 20.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.8% for other race residents, 46.8% for two or more races residents)
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

Tehachapi, California environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
California average:

15.4

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

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

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

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $320,000 ($24.18)
  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $643,000 ($48.58)
    Central Staff Services: $633,000 ($47.82)
    Regular Highways: $553,000 ($41.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $525,000 ($39.66)
    Sewerage: $485,000 ($36.64)
    Water Utilities: $478,000 ($36.11)
    Fire Protection: $272,000 ($20.55)
    Air Transportation: $235,000 ($17.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $133,000 ($10.05)
    Financial Administration: $125,000 ($9.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $104,000 ($7.86)
    Transit Utilities: $90,000 ($6.80)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($1.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $441,000 ($33.32)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $974,000 ($73.59)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $938,000 ($70.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $216,000 ($16.32)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $180,000 ($13.60)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,032,000 ($77.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $507,000 ($38.30)
    All Other: $86,000 ($6.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $81,000 ($6.12)
    Transit Utilities: $11,000 ($0.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $481,000 ($36.34)
    Interest Earnings: $199,000 ($15.03)
    Property Sale Other: $7,000 ($0.53)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,041,000 ($78.65)
    Transit Utilities: $6,000 ($0.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $617,000 ($46.62)
    Highways: $199,000 ($15.03)
    All Other: $144,000 ($10.88)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $946,000 ($71.47)
    Property: $555,000 ($41.93)
    NEC: $459,000 ($34.68)
    Other Selective Sales: $137,000 ($10.35)
    Public Utilities: $110,000 ($8.31)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,260,000 ($246.30)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $14,598,000 ($1102.90)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,500,000 ($188.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,500,000 ($188.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $12,728,000 ($961.62)
    Water Utilities: $3,190,000 ($241.01)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,870,000 ($141.28)
    Water Utilities: $70,000 ($5.29)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,378,000 ($179.66)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,575,000 ($345.65)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,832,000 ($138.41)

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 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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Tehachapi fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 79m259ftTotal length
  • 245,919Total average daily traffic
  • 64,817Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
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: 139 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tehachapi, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (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: 281 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tehachapi)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Tehachapi)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 134 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 159
  • Hazardous Condition: 151

Incident types - Tehachapi

See full 2006 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
  • Best Western Country Park Hotel, 420 W Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, California 93561 , Phone: (661) 823-1800, Fax: (661) 823-1600
  • Best Western Mountain Inn, 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (94%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
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

Tehachapi compared to California 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 above 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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