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Population in 2012: 25,495 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.9%
Males: 16,100  (63.2%)
Females: 9,395  (36.8%)

Median resident age:  28.3 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 93280.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,614 (it was $28,997 in 2000)
Wasco:

$40,614
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,904

Wasco city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $120,809 (it was $80,700 in 2000)
Wasco:

$120,809
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $197,043; Detached houses: $202,402; Townhouses or other attached units: $188,915; In 2-unit structures: $178,938; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $178,938; Mobile homes: $82,806

Median gross rent in 2012: $645.

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  • Hispanic - 19,098 (74.8%)
  • White alone - 3,829 (15.0%)
  • Black alone - 2,023 (7.9%)
  • Asian alone - 383 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 100 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 88 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 17 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.01%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wasco: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (4.2%), Irish (2.9%), English (2.0%), United States (1.1%), Scottish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 325 feet

Land area: 7.61 square miles.

Population density: 3,352 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Wasco:

  • High school or higher: 52.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wasco city:

  • Never married: 44.3%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

7,089 residents are foreign born

This city:  27.8%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Wasco, California as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wasco to the number of sex offenders is 1,593 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,436 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $751 (0.5%)

Wasco satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bakersfield, CA (24.0 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (117.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Shafter, CA (2.9 miles ), McFarland, CA (2.9 miles ), Smith Corner, CA (3.0 miles ), Mexican Colony, CA (3.1 miles ), Cherokee Strip, CA (3.2 miles ), Delano, CA (3.7 miles ), Buttonwillow, CA (3.7 miles ), Rosedale, CA (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 69 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 1998: 89 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 1999: 106 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 2000: 63 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2001: 65 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2002: 110 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2003: 117 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2004: 150 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2005: 155 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2006: 122 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2007: 82 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 23 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2012: 30 buildings, average cost: $106,200

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Latitude: 35.59 N, Longitude: 119.34 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Rose Growing Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,671 (-6.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,081 (30.6%)

Area code: 661

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

21.7%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +8,588 (+67.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)

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Earthquake activity:

Wasco-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 670% 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 45.4 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 69.0 miles away from Wasco 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 97.1 miles away from the city 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 98.6 miles away from the city center, causing 65 deaths (65 shaking deaths), causing $535,000,000 total damage
On 6/29/1925 at 14:42:00, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 UK) earthquake occurred 77.0 miles away from Wasco center
On 9/28/2004 at 17:15:24, a magnitude 6.0 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.0 MW, Depth: 5.5 mi) earthquake occurred 55.9 miles away from the city center
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).
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Birthplace of: Victor Sanz - Country singer, Manuel Quezada - Boxer, Thomas L. Beard.


Hospitals/medical centers in Wasco:

  • GRIFFITH PLACE (Hospital, 1371 GRIFFITH AVENUE)
  • NORTH KERN HOSPITAL (Hospital, 2101 7TH ST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Wasco:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SHAFTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SHAFTER, CA)
  • DELANO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; DELANO, CA)
  • DELANO DISTRICT SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DELANO, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in Wasco, CA

Airports and heliports located in Wasco:


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Amtrak station:

WASCO (700 G ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

Local government website: www.wascocity.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wasco:

  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 22 miles; Bakersfield, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,534)
  • Bakersfield College (about 25 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 5,962)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 51 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 5,975)
  • Reedley College (about 71 miles; Reedley, CA; FT enrollment: 6,207)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 76 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 3,407)
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (about 77 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 18,336)
  • Cuesta College (about 78 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,976)

Public high schools in Wasco:

Private high schools in Wasco:

  • NORTH KERN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 115; Location: 710 PETERS ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BETHANY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 942 7TH ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wasco:

Private elementary/middle school in Wasco:

  • ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST SCHOOL (Students: 75; Location: 929 BROADWAY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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Notable locations in Wasco: Wasco Sewage Disposal (A), Kern Ambulance Service (B), Kern County Fire Department Station 31 Wasco (C), Wasco State Prison Fire Department (D), Wasco Womans Club (E), Wasco City Hall (F), Wasco Branch Kern County Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wasco include: Apostolic Church (A), Apostolic Faith Temple (B), Assembly of God Church of Wasco (C), Central Missionary Baptist Church (D), Family Christian Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Congregational Church (G), Truelight Missionary Baptist Church (H), United Methodist Church of Wasco (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wasco include: Cormack Park (1), Westside Park (2). Display/hide their locations 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  Pb  CO  NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 57.1. This is significantly worse than average.
City:

57.1
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00502. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00502
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.365. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.365
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 15.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.3
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 42.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

42.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.5
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.4%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 30.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.5% for American Indian residents, 43.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.1% for other race residents, 46.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.9 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  85.2%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.8%
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: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wasco, CA

People in group quarters in Wasco in 2010:

  • 5,710 people in state prisons
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Wasco in 2000:

  • 5,975 people in state prisons
  • 226 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Wasco compared to California state average:

Wasco, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Wasco (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Wasco Branch at 849 7th Street, branch established on 1922/04/24. 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
  • Union Bank, National Association: Wasco Branch at 1049 Seventh Street, branch established on 1958/10/31. 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wasco travel time to work - commute


Wasco mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wasco 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 8$29,958$44,9370$0
Other Government Administration 13$40,058$36,9770$0
Streets and Highways 2$16,691$100,1460$0
Solid Waste Management 18$73,936$49,2913$230
Sewerage 4$11,103$33,3090$0
Water Supply 5$18,164$43,5940$0
Transit 2$8,161$48,9660$0
Other and Unallocable 7$28,012$48,0210$0
Totals for Government 59$226,083$45,9833$230

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $175,000 ($6.86)
    Water Utilities: $104,000 ($4.08)
    Housing & Community Development: $32,000 ($1.26)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,072,000 ($81.27)
    Police Protection: $1,687,000 ($66.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,151,000 ($45.15)
    Water Utilities: $865,000 ($33.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $795,000 ($31.18)
    Financial Administration: $793,000 ($31.10)
    Sewerage: $467,000 ($18.32)
    Central Staff Services: $199,000 ($7.81)
    Transit Utilities: $151,000 ($5.92)
    Health Services - Other: $117,000 ($4.59)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000 ($1.49)
    Housing & Community Development: $23,000 ($0.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $854,000 ($33.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $44,000 ($1.73)
    Regular Highways: $44,000 ($1.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $34,000 ($1.33)
    Housing & Community Development: $28,000 ($1.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($0.82)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $9,000 ($0.35)
    Transit Utilities: $6,000 ($0.24)
    Central Staff: $5,000 ($0.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,119,000 ($83.11)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,500,000 ($58.84)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,265,000 ($49.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,163,000 ($45.62)
    All Other: $350,000 ($13.73)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $17,000 ($0.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $350,000 ($13.73)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $398,000 ($15.61)
    General Revenue, NEC: $103,000 ($4.04)
    Rents: $18,000 ($0.71)
    Special Assessments: $8,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,200,000 ($47.07)
    Transit Utilities: $13,000 ($0.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,409,000 ($55.27)
    General Support: $1,117,000 ($43.81)
    Highways: $458,000 ($17.96)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $943,000 ($36.99)
    Property: $657,000 ($25.77)
    NEC: $227,000 ($8.90)
    Public Utilities: $219,000 ($8.59)
    Other Selective Sales: $10,000 ($0.39)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $14,235,000 ($558.34)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $13,945,000 ($546.97)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $290,000 ($11.37)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,799,000 ($109.79)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,868,000 ($190.94)

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 Wasco:

  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KCHJ (1010 AM; 5 kW; DELANO, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • KGET (970 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KAFY (1100 AM; 4 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: KAFY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KMAP (1050 AM; 10 kW; FRAZIER PARK, CA; Owner: KMAP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wasco:

  • KIWI (102.9 FM; MCFARLAND, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KGZO (90.9 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • KKBB (99.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KSMJ (97.7 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KZPO (103.3 FM; LINDSAY, CA; Owner: LINDSAY BROADCASTING)
  • KMQA (100.5 FM; EAST PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PORTERVILLE L.L.C.)
  • KDFO-FM (98.5 FM; DELANO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKDJ (105.3 FM; DELANO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDUV (88.9 FM; VISALIA, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTNG, INC.)
  • KJUG-FM (106.7 FM; TULARE, CA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220EY (91.9 FM; PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUFW (90.5 FM; WOODLAKE, CA; Owner: NATIONAL FARM WORKERS SERVICE CENTER)
  • KFRB (91.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUZZ-FM (107.9 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY, INC)
  • KRFR (104.3 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC)
  • KISV (94.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Wasco:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KPMC-LP (Channel 42; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 9,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,128

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wasco)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

109 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 15215 Scofield Ave (Lat: 35.590778 Lon: -119.416222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 26 m, Call Sign: WPFJ524
    Assigned Frequencies: 821.537 MHz, 822.537 MHz, 866.537 MHz, 806.537 MHz, 807.537 MHz, 851.537 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/2004, Expiration Date: 07/26/2014, Certifier: Glen S Nash
    Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6153, Fax: (916) 657-9468, Email:
  • 201 J St (Lat: 35.599667 Lon: -119.330667), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPFH662
    Assigned Frequencies: 812.737 MHz, 812.987 MHz, 857.737 MHz, 857.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2004, Expiration Date: 07/22/2014
    Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6153, Fax: (916) 657-9468, Email:
  • 764 E St (Lat: 35.593000 Lon: -119.334833), Call Sign: KME947
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/29/2003, Expiration Date: 04/15/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/09/2013
    Registrant: County Of Kern, 2601 Panorama Dr., Bldg. A, Bakersfield, CA 93306-1013, Phone: (661) 868-4000, Fax: (661) 868-4099, Email:
  • 2101 7th St (Lat: 35.594389 Lon: -119.349556), Call Sign: WRY758, Licensee ID: L00010141
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.950 MHz, 462.975 MHz, 462.975 MHz, 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz... (+13 more)
    Grant Date: 02/16/2000, Expiration Date: 05/04/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/03/2003
    Registrant: County Of Kern, 2601 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93306, Phone: (661) 868-4000
  • Wasco Service Center 1101 12th St (Lat: 35.591611 Lon: -119.335667), Call Sign: KMD958
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.590 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/07/2012, Expiration Date: 11/04/2022, Certifier: Roger Gray
    Registrant: Pacific Gas And Electric Company, 487 West Shaw Avenue, Bldg "b", Fresno, CA 93704, Phone: (559) 263-5631, Fax: (559) 263-5899, Email:
  • Lat: 35.557778 Lon: -119.328111, Call Sign: WQBF666
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, 462.237 MHz, 462.312 MHz, 467.212 MHz, 467.312 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/30/2004, Expiration Date: 09/30/2014, Certifier: Helen Grove
    Registrant: Adcon Telemetry, Inc., 195 Concourse Blvd., Suite A, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, Phone: (707) 522-2277, Fax: (707) 522-2270
  • Lat: 35.593750 Lon: -119.330639, Call Sign: WQMC460
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.487 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/28/2010, Expiration Date: 06/28/2020, Certifier: Mark A Smith
    Registrant: Ewa 21006210, 122 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wasco)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wasco)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full 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 ORIGINATED45$122,66714$75,71433$181,4245$66,40011$281,9091$2,470,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$49,0001$75,0004$100,5002$8,5002$92,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$111,4005$79,80054$128,1857$76,71413$80,5380$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$115,3332$70,00023$130,9571$131,0001$50,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$113,0001$256,0003$93,3331$175,0000$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0044.01 , 0044.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$68,0003$142,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0044.01 , 0044.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 95
  • Hazardous Condition: 37
  • Service Call: 4

Incident types - Wasco


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

Most common first names in Wasco, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5575.1 years
James4473.7 years
William3973.9 years
Mary3478.2 years
Maria3071.2 years
George2972.5 years
Robert2572.2 years
Charles2475.3 years
Jose2173.3 years
Willie1971.3 years
Most common last names in Wasco, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown2175.3 years
Smith2169.8 years
Moore1975.2 years
Johnson1877.5 years
Williams1871.6 years
Martinez1770.6 years
Sanchez1668.5 years
Garcia1663.4 years
Taylor1574.5 years
Martin1574.0 years
Businesses in Wasco, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Big O Tires1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Dennys1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
Jack In The Box1UPS1
Kmart1

Wasco on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
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  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Waiters and waitresses (population 5,000+)"
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  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Black residents"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with low-earning residents located near cities with high-earning residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #95 (93280) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 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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