Mojave, California Population 2022

4,791
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Mojave is a city located in Kern County California. Mojave has a 2020 population of 4,791. Mojave is currently growing at a rate of 0.97% annually and its population has increased by 1.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,699 in 2010.

The average household income in Mojave is $47,233 with a poverty rate of 29.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $814 per month, and the median house value is $118,400. The median age in Mojave is 37.2 years, 38.6 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

Mojave Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mojavewas:

  • White: 57.49%
  • Black or African American: 22.70%
  • Other race: 11.32%
  • Native American: 3.81%
  • Two or more races: 3.31%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.63%
The current population of Mojave, California is 4,791 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,699.

Mojave, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,17357.49%
Black or African American85822.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native1443.81%
Asian280.74%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.63%
Some Other Race42811.32%
Two or More Races1253.31%
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Mojave Population by Race

Mojave Population Pyramid 2022

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Mojave Median Age

36.3


Total

40.1


Male

31.8


Female

Mojave Adults

There are 2,717 adults, (547 of whom are seniors) in Mojave.

Mojave Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49

Child Dependency Ratio

Mojave Sex Ratio

Female

2,021

53.47%

Male

1,759

46.53%

Mojave Population by Age

Mojave Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mojave Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.5%39.5%
Non Family41.3%58.7%
All40.2%59.8%
Male0%100%
Female0%100%

40.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mojave Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4662.5840.2
Married6363.0160.5
Male834.530
Female2533.50
Non Family4941.2241.3

3.18

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Mojave Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1947.91%
9th to 12th Grade33713.74%
High School Graduate96439.31%
Some College76431.16%
Associates Degree562.28%
Bachelors Degree953.87%
Graduate Degree421.71%
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Mojave Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mojave Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian282813
White1,01293699
Black37334621
Hispanic95254218
Native American9595
Islander2424
2+ Races5027
Other Race301145

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.43%.

Mojave Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,189$39,337$14,381
Less Than 9th Grade$18,640$18,684$
High School Graduate$30,606$49,583$13,820
Some College$39,343$39,555$
Bachelors Degree$74,038$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$30,189

Average Earnings

$39,337

Average Male

$14,381

Average Female

Mojave Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mojave Language by Age

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Mojave Language

78.21% of Mojave residents speak only English, while 21.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.12% of the population.

Mojave Language

Mojave Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple1259979.20%
Black85840847.55%
Hispanic1,62042726.36%
White1,12425622.78%
Other181NaN%

29.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.32%

Male Poverty Rate

36.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mojave

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mojave is Multiple, with 79.20% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.98%.

Mojave Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.47%
High School29.67%
Some College19.76%
Bachelors or Greater11.68%

Mojave Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.62%
Male Unemployed43.61%
Female Employed28.50%
Female Unemployed22.73%

Mojave Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mojave Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,450$49,555
Families$41,935$51,612
Married Families$50,815-
Non Families$23,973$42,913
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Income by Household Type

Mojave Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mojave Married by Age and Sex

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Mojave Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Mojave Marital Status by Race

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Mojave Marital Status

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314

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War54
First Gulf War59
Vietnam109
Korea14
World War II

Mojave Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3444
35 to 5430
55 to 64111
65 to 7481
75+48

Mojave Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White26115.55%
Other Race4112.28%
2+ Races1224.00%
Hispanic333.14%

Mojave Veterans by Race

Mojave Veterans by Education

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19.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mojave Veterans by Education

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54.3%

Labor Force Participation

48%

Employment Rate

11.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mojave Employment by Age

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Mojave Employment by Race

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Mojave Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.38%

Born in Mojave

92.54%

Native Born

7.46%

Foreign Born

4.81%

Non Citizen

2.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.54% of Mojave residents were born in the United States, with 76.38% having been born in California. 4.81% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20104,2380.00%
20114,284461.09%
20124,330461.07%
20134,376461.06%
20144,422461.05%
20154,468461.04%
20164,514461.03%
20174,560461.02%
20184,606461.01%
20194,652461.00%
20204,699471.01%
20214,745460.98%
20224,791460.97%

Mojave Population by Year