Mojave, California Population 2024

3,950

Mojave is a city located in Kern County California. Mojave has a 2024 population of 3,950. Mojave is currently growing at a rate of 1.1% annually and its population has increased by 4.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,780 in 2020.

The average household income in Mojave is $60,286 with a poverty rate of 36.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mojave is 39 years, 39.6 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Mojave Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mojave was:

  • White: 40.96%
  • Two or more races: 22.15%
  • Black or African American: 16.61%
  • Other race: 12.34%
  • Native American: 4.99%
  • Asian: 2.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.49%
Land Area (mi²)
58.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
67.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.5% (170)
The current population of Mojave, California is 3,950 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,780.

Mojave, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,58340.96%
Two or more races85622.15%
Black or African American64216.61%
Other race47712.34%
Native American1934.99%
Asian952.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander190.49%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mojave Population by Race

Mojave Population Pyramid 2024

Mojave Median Age

39

Total

39.6

Male

37.5

Female

Mojave Adults

There are 2,747 adults, (528 of whom are seniors) in Mojave.

Mojave Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mojave Sex Ratio

Female2,01652.16%
Male1,84947.84%

Mojave Population by Age

Mojave Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5132.5539.960.1
Non Family6621.2236.363.7
Married6523.4152.547.5
Female1133.5910.689.4
Male864.9410.589.5

3.46

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

39.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mojave Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade26610.53%
9th to 12th Grade1977.8%
High School Graduate96538.19%
Some College88935.18%
Associates Degree893.52%
Bachelors Degree602.37%
Graduate Degree612.41%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mojave Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mojave Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic1,01065330
White88682354
Black44540248
2+ Races3661720
Other Race3202095
Native American99990
Asian959514
Islander19190

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 14.74%.

Mojave Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$32,128$42,000$28,556
Less Than 9th Grade$27,806$27,705$28,185
High School Graduate$33,889$60,923$0
Some College$42,737$44,332$38,598
Bachelors Degree$84,911$0$92,788
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$32,128

Average Earnings

$42,000

Average Male

$28,556

Average Female

Mojave Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mojave Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mojave Language

71.56% of Mojave residents speak only English, while 28.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.25% of the population.

Mojave Language

Mojave Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,98995347.91%
Multiple85669080.61%
White92020221.96%
Black60915425.29%
Other45612828.07%
Native1935528.5%

36.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.07%

Male Poverty Rate

39.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mojave

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mojave is Multiple, with 80.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mojave is White, with 21.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.94%.

Mojave Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.24%
Bachelors or Greater31.4%
High School29.64%
Some College18.4%

Mojave Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed69.23%
Female Unemployed48.57%
Male Employed15.73%
Female Employed11.48%

Mojave Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mojave Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$46,035$60,286
Families$57,991$66,736
Married Families$58,571$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,382$49,610

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mojave Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mojave Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mojave Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mojave Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mojave Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

203

Number of Veterans

187

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam58
Second Gulf War55
First Gulf War45
Korea9
World War II0

Mojave Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6475
18 to 3445
75+34
65 to 7433
35 to 5416

Mojave Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White19815.75%
Other Race51.3%
Hispanic50.44%

Mojave Veterans by Race

Mojave Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mojave Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Mojave Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mojave Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mojave Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.24%

Born in Mojave

87.22%

Native Born

12.78%

Foreign Born

9.39%

Non Citizen

3.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.22% of Mojave residents were born in the United States, with 72.24% having been born in California. 9.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mojave Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,950431.1%
20233,907421.09%
20223,8652456.77%
20213,620-160-4.23%
20203,780-75-1.95%
20193,855-375-8.87%
20184,23080.19%
20174,222-17-0.4%
20164,239-58-1.35%
20154,2971253%
20144,1721283.17%
20134,0442095.45%
20123,835-152-3.81%
20113,987-251-5.92%
20104,23800%

Mojave Population by Year