Oildale, California Population 2024

34,796

Oildale is a city located in Kern County California. Oildale has a 2024 population of 34,796. Oildale is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -2.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,520 in 2020.

The average household income in Oildale is $59,859 with a poverty rate of 29.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Oildale is 34.2 years, 34 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

Oildale Demographics

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

  • White: 74.17%
  • Two or more races: 11.37%
  • Other race: 9.22%
  • Asian: 2.15%
  • Black or African American: 1.76%
  • Native American: 0.95%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.39%
Land Area (mi²)
6.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,326.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.04% (-724)
The current population of Oildale, California is 34,796 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 35,520.

Oildale, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White25,80774.17%
Two or more races3,95711.37%
Other race3,2079.22%
Asian7472.15%
Black or African American6131.76%
Native American3290.95%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1360.39%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Oildale Population by Race

Oildale Population Pyramid 2024

Oildale Median Age

34.2

Total

34

Male

34.5

Female

Oildale Adults

There are 25,738 adults, (4,027 of whom are seniors) in Oildale.

Oildale Age Dependency

60.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Oildale Sex Ratio

Female17,96651.63%
Male16,83048.37%

Oildale Population by Age

Oildale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,7242.7336.963.1
Non Family4,8921.33565
Married4,4593.4949.850.2
Female1,9763.9926.673.4
Male1,3973.521783
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3.35

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

36.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oildale Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Oildale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oildale Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 96.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 63.25%.

Oildale Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,692

Average Earnings

$38,395

Average Male

$28,791

Average Female

Oildale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oildale Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oildale Language

82.03% of Oildale residents speak only English, while 17.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.29% of the population.

Oildale Language

Oildale Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White21,3056,04028.35%
Hispanic9,8672,97930.19%
Multiple3,9571,05226.59%
Other3,18087827.61%
Asian74740153.68%
Black61321535.07%
Native32915547.11%
Islander1364130.15%
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29.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.47%

Male Poverty Rate

30.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oildale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oildale is Asian, with 53.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oildale is Multiple, with 26.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.65%.

Oildale Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.34%
Some College26.45%
High School21.91%
Bachelors or Greater11.11%
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Oildale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed67.27%
Male Unemployed54.36%
Female Employed12.73%
Male Employed6.93%
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Oildale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oildale Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oildale Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Oildale Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oildale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Oildale Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oildale Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,581

Number of Veterans

1,441

Male Veterans

140

Female Veterans

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Oildale Veterans by War

count

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Oildale Veterans by Age

count

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Oildale Veterans by Race

Oildale Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

28.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.4%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oildale Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

11.4%

Unemployment Rate

Oildale Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oildale Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oildale 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

79.87%

Born in Oildale

93.75%

Native Born

6.25%

Foreign Born

3.35%

Non Citizen

2.9%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.75% of Oildale residents were born in the United States, with 79.87% having been born in California. 3.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Oildale Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202434,796
202334,796
202234,7964461.3%
202134,350-1,170-3.29%
202035,5207572.18%
201934,763400.12%
201834,7232270.66%
201734,4962190.64%
201634,2774351.29%
201533,842-37-0.11%
201433,8796571.98%
201333,2221040.31%
201233,1188652.68%
201132,253-431-1.32%
201032,684
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Oildale Population by Year