Taft Heights, California Population 2024

1,767

Taft Heights is a city located in Kern County California. Taft Heights has a 2024 population of 1,767. Taft Heights is currently growing at a rate of 3.82% annually and its population has increased by 17.1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,509 in 2020.

The average household income in Taft Heights is $67,830 with a poverty rate of 16.91%. The median age in Taft Heights is 31.5 years: 31.1 years for males, and 31.6 years for females.

Taft Heights Demographics

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

  • White: 86.51%
  • Other race: 7.26%
  • Two or more races: 6.23%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,972.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
17.1% (258)
The current population of Taft Heights, California is 1,767 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,509.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,41786.51%
Other race1197.26%
Two or more races1026.23%
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

Taft Heights Population by Race

Taft Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Taft Heights Median Age

31.5

Total

31.1

Male

31.6

Female

Taft Heights Adults

There are 1,210 adults, (194 of whom are seniors) in Taft Heights.

Taft Heights Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Taft Heights Sex Ratio

Female69342.31%
Male94557.69%

Taft Heights Population by Age

Taft Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6112.6853.746.3
Non Family2351.1452.347.7
Married2323.8868.131.9
Female1023.3214.785.3
Male423.1276.223.8

3.54

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

53.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Taft Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade13011.87%
Associates Degree888.04%
Bachelors Degree686.21%
Graduate Degree373.38%
High School Graduate35932.79%
Less Than 9th Grade635.75%
Some College35031.96%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Taft Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Taft Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White71664129
Hispanic36324560
Other Race834016
2+ Races6290

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 19.28%.

Taft Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$16,328$0$0
High School Graduate$50,598$50,707$0
Less Than 9th Grade$35,066$57,750$18,050
Overall$34,130$51,451$19,853
Some College$0$94,038$21,181

$34,130

Average Earnings

$51,451

Average Male

$19,853

Average Female

Taft Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Taft Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Taft Heights Language

77.14% of Taft Heights residents speak only English, while 22.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.86% of the population.

Taft Heights Language

Taft Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic65214522.24%
White95510110.58%
Other1194336.13%
Multiple1022625.49%

16.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.56%

Male Poverty Rate

18.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Taft Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Taft Heights is Other, with 36.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Taft Heights is White, with 10.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.26%.

Taft Heights Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater25.71%
Some College20.55%
Less Than 9th Grade16.58%
High School8.08%

Taft Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed32.43%
Female Employed6.87%
Male Employed3.31%
Female Unemployed0%

Taft Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Taft Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$47,917$69,206
Households$60,675$67,830
Married Families$125,449$-999,999,999
Non Families$61,344$61,060

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Taft Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Taft Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Taft Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Taft Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Taft Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

31

Number of Veterans

31

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam20
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Taft Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6413
75+11
65 to 747
18 to 340
35 to 540

Taft Heights Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White313.02%

Taft Heights Veterans by Race

Taft Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

35.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Taft Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.8%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Taft Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Taft Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Taft Heights 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

76.25%

Born in Taft Heights

88.58%

Native Born

11.42%

Foreign Born

10.5%

Non Citizen

0.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.58% of Taft Heights residents were born in the United States, with 76.25% having been born in California. 10.5% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Taft Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,767653.82%
20231,702643.91%
20221,63817912.27%
20211,459-50-3.31%
20201,509-489-24.47%
20191,998-426-17.57%
20182,424-297-10.92%
20172,721-106-3.75%
20162,827-32-1.12%
20152,8592479.46%
20142,61242919.65%
20132,1831678.28%
20122,0161437.63%
20111,873-76-3.9%
20101,94900%

Taft Heights Population by Year