Wasco, California

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Population in 2017: 26,994 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +27.0%
Males: 15,920  (59.0%)
Females: 11,074  (41.0%)
Median resident age:

28.9 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93280.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,980 (it was $28,997 in 2000)
Wasco:

$35,980
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $10,879 (it was $14,228 in 2000)

Wasco city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $168,143 (it was $80,700 in 2000)
Wasco:

$168,143
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $176,904; detached houses: $186,951; townhouses or other attached units: $76,439; mobile homes: $21,157

Median gross rent in 2017: $709.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wasco: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.0%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.8% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.6% for American Indian residents, 26.7% for other race residents, 23.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wasco, CA (2017)
    • 22,04382.2%Hispanic
    • 2,70810.1%White alone
    • 1,7326.5%Black alone
    • 3401.3%Two or more races
    • 2230.8%Asian alone
    • 730.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 350.1%American Indian alone
    • 200.07%Other race alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Wasco, California as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wasco is 1,557 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 325 feet

Land area: 7.61 square miles.

Population density: 3,549 people per square mile   (average).

Wasco, California map

7,723 residents are foreign born (27.8% Latin America).

This city:

28.8%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,511 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,395 (1.0%)

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 )

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: -2,618 (-9.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,082 (27.1%)

Area code: 661

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

Property values in Wasco, CA

Wasco satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

17.3%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Wasco, CA
Historical housing units in Wasco, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +8,588 (+67.8%).
Most common industries in Wasco, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (28.5%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.9%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (36.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.2%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.3%)
  • Educational services (15.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Wasco, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (20.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
  • Cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (23.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (15.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)

Average climate in Wasco, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wasco, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 132. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

132
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2009 was 0.365. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.365
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.87. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.87
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 53.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

53.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.7
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00408. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00408
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Wasco-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 834% 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 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 106.3 miles away from Wasco center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 186.9 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 262.1 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 180.8 miles away from the city center
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
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).
Wasco topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wasco:

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

Other hospitals and medical centers near Wasco:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SHAFTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SHAFTER, CA)
  • DELANO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; DELANO, CA)
  • DELANO DISTRICT SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DELANO, CA)
  • KELLY AND SCOTT'S CARE HOME INC #2 (Hospital, about 14 miles away; DELANO, CA)
  • DELANO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; DELANO, CA)
  • BROWNING MANOR CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DELANO, CA)
  • KELLY AND SCOTT'S CARE HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; DELANO, CA)

Airports and heliports located in Wasco:

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Amtrak station:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wasco:

  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 22 miles; Bakersfield, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,564)
  • Bakersfield College (about 25 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 10,325)
  • Taft College (about 32 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Porterville College (about 37 miles; Porterville, CA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 51 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 6,982)
  • San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (about 51 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • West Hills College-Lemoore (about 56 miles; Lemoore, CA; FT enrollment: 2,314)

Public high schools in Wasco:

Private high school in Wasco:

  • BETHANY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 21, Location: 942 7TH ST, Grades: 2-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wasco:

Private elementary/middle school in Wasco:

  • NORTH KERN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 97, Location: 710 PETERS ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Victor Sanz - Country singer, Manuel Quezada - Boxer, Thomas L. Beard.

Kern County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Wasco:

Marital status in Wasco, CA
  • Never married: 46.9%
  • Now married: 40.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

For population 25 years and over in Wasco:

  • High school or higher: 53.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 21.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.3
California average:

15.0

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wasco, 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
Kern County:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

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.
California:

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

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:
Kern County:

15.9%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.5%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wasco:

42.6%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wasco:

22.5%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wasco:

9.3%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wasco:

26.6%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

54.3%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.8%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wasco, 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
Solid Waste Management 17$86,992$61,4064$4,255
Other Government Administration 13$47,132$43,5065$624
Financial Administration 8$35,247$52,8710$0
Other and Unallocable 7$32,960$56,5030$0
Water Supply 5$21,372$51,2930$0
Sewerage 3$13,063$52,2520$0
Transit 2$9,602$57,6120$0
Streets and Highways 2$19,638$117,8280$0
Totals for Government 57$266,006$56,0019$4,879

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,047,000 ($38.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $772,000 ($28.60)
    Water Utilities: $299,000 ($11.08)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,688,000 ($136.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,020,000 ($74.83)
    Water Utilities: $1,676,000 ($62.09)
    Sewerage: $1,351,000 ($50.05)
    Regular Highways: $1,221,000 ($45.23)
    Central Staff Services: $757,000 ($28.04)
    General - Other: $668,000 ($24.75)
    Financial Administration: $558,000 ($20.67)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $353,000 ($13.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $341,000 ($12.63)
    Transit Utilities: $228,000 ($8.45)
    Health - Other: $126,000 ($4.67)
    Gas Utilities: $50,000 ($1.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $184,000 ($6.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $143,000 ($5.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($2.78)
    Gas Utilities: $50,000 ($1.85)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($0.33)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($0.33)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.07)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,190,000 ($118.17)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,384,000 ($88.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,329,000 ($86.28)
    Other: $82,000 ($3.04)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($1.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,147,000 ($42.49)
    Gas Utilities: $38,000 ($1.41)
    Health and Hospitals: $32,000 ($1.19)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $651,000 ($24.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $416,000 ($15.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $101,000 ($3.74)
    Rents: $9,000 ($0.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,169,000 ($80.35)
    Gas Utilities: $57,000 ($2.11)
    Transit Utilities: $26,000 ($0.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $693,000 ($25.67)
    Transit Utilities: $43,000 ($1.59)
    Other: $21,000 ($0.78)
    Gas Utilities: $8,000 ($0.30)
    General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($0.19)
  • Tax - Property: $3,687,000 ($136.59)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,269,000 ($47.01)
    Public Utilities Sales: $226,000 ($8.37)
    Other Selective Sales: $152,000 ($5.63)
    Other License: $117,000 ($4.33)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $85,000 ($3.15)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,160,000 ($191.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,403,000 ($163.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $757,000 ($28.04)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,479,000 ($351.15)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $923,000 ($34.19)

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 Wasco, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
AutoZone1La-Z-Boy1
Best Western1Little Caesars Pizza1
Big O Tires1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Carl\s Jr.1Rite Aid1
Circle K2Sears1
Dennys1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1UPS1
Jack In The Box1

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
See more detailed statistics of Wasco fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.4mTotal length
  • 3,200Total average daily traffic
  • 512Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,666Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
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: 0043.02 , 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 in Wasco, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wasco, CA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 59. The highest number of reported fires - 134 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wasco, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.2%), and Structure Fires (39.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wasco, CA
    • 42642.2%Outside Fires
    • 40139.7%Structure Fires
    • 16116.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 212.1%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wasco, CA
  • 65.6%Utility gas
  • 32.3%Electricity
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wasco, CA
  • 58.9%Utility gas
  • 37.4%Electricity
  • 3.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wasco compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Wasco on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wholesale trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 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+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 1,000+)"
  • #99 (93280) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 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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