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Median resident age:  34.8 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Zip code: 93268

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,647 (it was $35,243 in 2000)
Westside:

$45,647
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,896

Westside CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,399 (it was $79,400 in 2000)
Westside:

$133,399
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $235,794; Detached houses: $249,279; Townhouses or other attached units: $124,100; In 2-unit structures: $216,804; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,526; Mobile homes: $157,700

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Westside races chart
  • White alone - 21,226 (77.5%)
  • Hispanic - 4,229 (15.4%)
  • Black alone - 698 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 472 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 325 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 298 (1.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 99 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 35 (0.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Westside: 156.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 248 feet




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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Westside CCD:  1.0% ($770)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
Westside satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bakersfield, CA (24.8 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (89.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Maricopa, CA (2.1 miles ), Taft, CA (2.5 miles ), South Taft, CA (2.7 miles ), Ford City, CA (2.8 miles ), Taft Heights, CA (2.8 miles ), Dustin Acres, CA (2.9 miles ), Valley Acres, CA (2.9 miles ), Fellows, CA (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 35.10 N, Longitude: 119.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 661

Westside household income distribution Westside home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.6%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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Average climate in Westside, California

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Earthquake activity:

Westside-area historical earthquake activity is below California state average. It is 1024% 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 20.5 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from Westside center
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 78.5 miles away from the city center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the city center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 2/9/1971 at 14:00:41, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 UK) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from Westside 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 44.1 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).

Hospitals/medical centers near Westside:

  • MERCY WESTSIDE HOSPT D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; TAFT, CA)
  • WEST SIDE DISTRICT HOSP AND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; TAFT, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westside:

  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 23 miles; Bakersfield, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,534)
  • Bakersfield College (about 30 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 5,962)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 53 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 7,816)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 56 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,158)
  • Ventura College (about 58 miles; Ventura, CA; FT enrollment: 4,989)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 63 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 3,407)
  • Moorpark College (about 63 miles; Moorpark, CA; FT enrollment: 6,716)

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Notable locations in Westside: A M Cooper Ranch (A), Lakeview Labor Camp (B), Lease Camp (C), Levee Spur (D), Harris Ranch (E), Midway Oil Camp (F), San Emigdio Girl Scout Camp (G), San Emidio Ranch (H), Richfield Oil Pumping Station (I), Cooper Ranch (J), Southern Calif Gas Camp (K), Standard Oil Signa Station (L), Temblor Ranch (M), Western Water Country Camp (N), Tupman Camp (O), Thirty Five-R Gas Plant (P), Symons Ranch (Q), Taft City Corporation Yard (R), Honolulu Oil Main Camp (S), Petroleum Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westside Shopping Center (1), Taft Hills Plaza Shopping Center (2), Hall Mart Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westside include: Community Christian Fellowship Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Church of God (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), First Assembly of God Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Church of Christ Scientist (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Westside District Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Lake Webb (A), Lake Evans (B), Connecting Slough (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Muddy Creek (A), Los Lobos Creek (B), Carneros Creek (C), Broad Creek (D), Temblor Creek (E), Bitter Creek (F), Bitterwater Creek (G), Cienaga Creek (H), Colorful Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Westside include: Rose Stage Station Historical Marker (1), Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area (2), Fort Tejon State Historic Park (3), Buena Vista Park (4), Capitola Park (5), Fages-Zalvidea Trails Marker (6), Franklin Field (7), Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge (8), Westside Mountain Park (9). 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
(lower is better)
AQI  Pb  NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 59.5. This is significantly worse than average.
City:

59.5
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00502. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00502
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.468. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.468
U.S.:

0.464
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 15.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.8
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 34.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

34.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 40.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

40.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.3
U.S.:

9.6


Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  69.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

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

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

19.0%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.0%
Whole state:

6.3%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Westside, CA

People in group quarters in Westside in 2000:

  • 2,411 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 419 people in state prisons
  • 63 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 54 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 26 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 25 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Westside compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Westside CCD (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%

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 Westside:

  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KMAP (1050 AM; 10 kW; FRAZIER PARK, CA; Owner: KMAP, INC.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KACD (850 AM; 25 kW; THOUSAND OAKS, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westside:

  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KGZO (90.9 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KBDS (103.9 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: RADIO CAMPESINA BAKERSFIELD, INC.)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • K254AH (98.7 FM; ISLA VISTA, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KKBB (99.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRAZ (105.9 FM; SANTA YNEZ, CA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRUZ (103.3 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSPE-FM (94.5 FM; ELLWOOD, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMGQ (97.5 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCSB-FM (91.9 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KXFM (99.1 FM; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K295AH (106.9 FM; GOLETA, CA; Owner: THE ASSOC., FOR COMMUNITY EDUC., INC)
  • KFRB (91.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUZZ-FM (107.9 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY, INC)
  • KIST-FM (107.7 FM; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KISV (94.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KGFM (101.5 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Westside:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KNXT-LP (Channel 57; MARICOPA, ETC., CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • KPMC-LP (Channel 42; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Elk Hills Relay, Approx. 1 Mile E Of Intersection Of Skyline Drive And Elk Hills Rd (Lat: 35.277444 Lon: -119.443444), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQNQ201
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/14/2011, Expiration Date: 04/14/2021, Certifier: Chuck Westbay
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:



Westside on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Mining (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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