South Taft, California Population 2024

2,356

South Taft is a city located in Kern County California. South Taft has a 2024 population of 2,356. South Taft is currently declining at a rate of -0.3% annually but its population has increased by 11.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,120 in 2020.

The average household income in South Taft is $50,186 with a poverty rate of 37.26%. The median age in South Taft is 26.1 years: 25.8 years for males, and 26.6 years for females.

South Taft Demographics

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

  • White: 53.21%
  • Other race: 24.94%
  • Two or more races: 21.86%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,189.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
11.13% (236)
The current population of South Taft, California is 2,356 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,120.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,26153.21%
Other race59124.94%
Two or more races51821.86%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

South Taft Population by Race

South Taft Population Pyramid 2024

South Taft Median Age

26.1

Total

25.8

Male

26.6

Female

South Taft Adults

There are 1,659 adults, (113 of whom are seniors) in South Taft.

South Taft Age Dependency

53.3

Age Dependency Ratio

7.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46

Child Dependency Ratio

South Taft Sex Ratio

Female1,28854.35%
Male1,08245.65%

South Taft Population by Age

South Taft Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6723.5335.364.7
Married3183.3150.649.4
Female2014.5511.488.6
Non Family1161.2817.282.8
Male376.8489.210.8

3.64

Average Family Size

3.53

Average Household Size

35.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South Taft Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade30023.7%
Associates Degree735.77%
Bachelors Degree876.87%
Graduate Degree80.63%
High School Graduate27321.56%
Less Than 9th Grade41032.39%
Some College1159.08%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

South Taft Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Taft Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic81425830
White43728357
2+ Races2971250
Other Race214688

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 64.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.04%.

South Taft Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$23,468$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$22,535$22,535$26,250
Overall$23,228$23,862$0
Some College$0$0$0

$23,228

Average Earnings

$23,862

Average Male

$0

Average Female

South Taft Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Taft Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South Taft Language

39.27% of South Taft residents speak only English, while 60.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 60.35% of the population.

South Taft Language

South Taft Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,64559836.35%
Other59137062.61%
White67126839.94%
Multiple518173.28%

37.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.68%

Male Poverty Rate

33.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Taft

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Taft is Other, with 62.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Taft is Multiple, with 3.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 21.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.97%.

South Taft Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School39.56%
Less Than 9th Grade30.14%
Some College17.55%
Bachelors or Greater0%

South Taft Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23.38%
Female Employed20.25%
Male Employed18.2%
Female Unemployed13.48%

South Taft Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Taft Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$31,354$50,439
Households$28,333$50,186
Married Families$55,058$-999,999,999
Non Families$15,541$23,244

mean

median

Income by Household Type

South Taft Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.6%

Male Marriage Rate

32.4%

Female Marriage Rate

South Taft Married by Age and Sex

male

female

South Taft 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 55-64.

South Taft Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South Taft Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

74

Number of Veterans

74

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam57
First Gulf War17
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

South Taft Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+38
65 to 7419
35 to 5417
18 to 340
55 to 640

South Taft Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White747.7%

South Taft Veterans by Race

South Taft Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

77.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Taft Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

47%

Employment Rate

17.2%

Unemployment Rate

South Taft Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South Taft Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South Taft 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

60.93%

Born in South Taft

72.91%

Native Born

27.09%

Foreign Born

22.41%

Non Citizen

4.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.91% of South Taft residents were born in the United States, with 60.93% having been born in California. 22.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

South Taft Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,356-7-0.3%
20232,363-7-0.3%
20222,370-7-0.29%
20212,37725712.12%
20202,12035219.91%
20191,76824215.86%
20181,5261097.69%
20171,417-6-0.42%
20161,423-317-18.22%
20151,740603.57%
20141,680-701-29.44%
20132,3811918.72%
20122,190-89-3.91%
20112,2791105.07%
20102,16900%

South Taft Population by Year