Taft, California Population 2022

8,390
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Taft is a city located in Kern County California. With a 2020 population of 8,390, it is the 518th largest city in California and the 4689th largest city in the United States. Taft is currently declining at a rate of -0.92% annually and its population has decreased by -8.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,189 in 2020. Spanning over 15 miles, Taft has a population density of 550 people per square mile.

The average household income in Taft is $56,627 with a poverty rate of 28.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $783 per month, and the median house value is $182,200. The median age in Taft is 34.6 years, 36.1 years for males, and 32.1 years for females.

Taft Demographics

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

  • White: 81.05%
  • Two or more races: 9.40%
  • Other race: 3.81%
  • Asian: 3.44%
  • Black or African American: 1.98%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Taft, California is 8,390 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,189.

Taft, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Taft Population by Race

Taft Population Pyramid 2022

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Taft Median Age

35.8


Total

35.1


Male

38.3


Female

Taft Adults

There are 6,954 adults, (1,784 of whom are seniors) in Taft.

Taft Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Taft Sex Ratio

Female

3,924

42.70%

Male

5,265

57.30%

Taft Population by Age

Taft Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Taft Household Types

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Taft Households and Families

3.17

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Taft Households by Type

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Taft Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Taft Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 96.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.15%.

Taft Educational Attainment by Race

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$49,630

Average Earnings

$64,063

Average Male

$

Average Female

Taft Earnings by Educational Attainment

Taft Language by Age

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Taft Language

76.98% of Taft residents speak only English, while 23.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.16% of the population.

Taft Language

Taft Poverty by Race

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28.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.12%

Male Poverty Rate

38.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Taft

The race most likely to be in poverty in Taft is Black, with 63.91% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.88%.

Taft Poverty

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Taft Poverty Rate by Education

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Taft Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Taft Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Taft Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Taft Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Taft Marital Status by Race

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Taft Marital Status

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380

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Taft Veterans by War

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Taft Veterans by Age

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Taft Veterans by Race

Taft Veterans by Education

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14.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Taft Veterans by Education

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40.2%

Labor Force Participation

37.8%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Taft Employment by Age

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Taft Employment by Race

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Taft 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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68.82%

Born in Taft

88.20%

Native Born

11.80%

Foreign Born

9.09%

Non Citizen

2.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.20% of Taft residents were born in the United States, with 68.82% having been born in California. 9.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Taft Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Taft Population by Year