Tehachapi, California Population 2021

14,235
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Tehachapi is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 14,235, it is the 335th largest city in California and the 2393rd largest city in the United States. Tehachapi is currently growing at a rate of 4.49% annually but its population has decreased by -1.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,414 in 2010. Tehachapi reached it's highest population of 14,367 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, Tehachapi has a population density of 1,402 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tehachapi is $76,745 with a poverty rate of 14.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,015 per month, and the median house value is $211,200. The median age in Tehachapi is 37.4 years, 37.2 years for males, and 37.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 238.5 males.

Tehachapi Demographics

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

  • White: 78.81%
  • Black or African American: 10.06%
  • Two or more races: 5.13%
  • Other race: 2.53%
  • Asian: 2.44%
  • Native American: 0.84%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of Tehachapi, California is 14,235, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,399.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,414.

Tehachapi, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,99378.81%
Black or African American1,27610.06%
Two or More Races6505.13%
Some Other Race3212.53%
Asian3092.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native1060.84%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander250.20%
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Tehachapi Population by Race

Tehachapi Population Pyramid 2021

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Tehachapi Median Age

37.4


Total

37.2


Male

37.6


Female

Tehachapi Adults

There are 10,331 adults, (1,514 of whom are seniors) in Tehachapi.

Tehachapi Age Dependency

43.8

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Tehachapi Sex Ratio

Female

3,746

29.54%

Male

8,934

70.46%

Tehachapi Population by Age

Tehachapi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tehachapi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male82.1%17.9%
Married73.3%26.7%
All59.9%40.1%
Non Family50.7%49.3%
Female34.9%65.1%

59.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tehachapi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1972.6259.9
Married1,3743.8573.3
Non Family1,2911.2150.7
Female3873.0234.9
Male1452.5482.1

3.48

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Tehachapi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6316.76%
9th to 12th Grade1,50016.06%
High School Graduate2,61728.02%
Some College2,81830.17%
Associates Degree5786.19%
Bachelors Degree7678.21%
Graduate Degree4294.59%
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Tehachapi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tehachapi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,5794,072846
Hispanic3,2461,881138
Black87768889
Multiple Races47844014
Asian269222109
Other Race23098
Native American4424
Islander2525

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.52%.

Tehachapi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,620$56,311$35,740
Less Than High School$42,695$44,141$
High School Grad$40,585$44,338$
Some College$45,699$50,347$37,107
Bachelors Degree$66,750$78,276$47,443
Graduate Degree$80,625$$

$45,620

Average Earnings

$56,311

Average Male

$35,740

Average Female

Tehachapi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tehachapi Language by Age

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Tehachapi Language

73.75% of Tehachapi residents speak only English, while 26.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.92% of the population.

Tehachapi Language

Tehachapi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,91165513.34%
Black58823039.12%
Hispanic2,3351847.88%
Multiple43016438.14%
Other1763318.75%
Asian215115.12%

14.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.84%

Male Poverty Rate

16.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tehachapi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tehachapi is Black, with 39.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tehachapi is Asian, with 5.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.46%.

Tehachapi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.27%
High School19.23%
Some College11.31%
Bachelors or Greater2.66%

Tehachapi Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed13.87%
Female Employed13.61%
Male Unemployed11.81%
Male Employed4.19%

Tehachapi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tehachapi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,083$76,745
Families$70,313$89,384
Married Families$87,184-
Non Families$27,971$56,191
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Income by Household Type

Tehachapi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Tehachapi Married by Age and Sex

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Tehachapi 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 20-34.

Tehachapi Marital Status by Race

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Tehachapi Marital Status

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1,144

Number of Veterans

1,077

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War283
Vietnam252
Second Gulf War238
Korea174
World War II

Tehachapi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54371
75+254
55 to 64206
65 to 74192
18 to 34121

Tehachapi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White95311.55%
Hispanic2296.25%
2 or More7013.41%
Black555.90%
Asian4917.31%
Other176.16%

Tehachapi Veterans by Race

Tehachapi Veterans by Education

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1.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tehachapi Veterans by Education

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33.7%

Labor Force Participation

31.2%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Tehachapi Employment by Age

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Tehachapi Employment by Race

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Tehachapi 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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67.50%

Born in California

87.67%

Native Born

12.33%

Foreign Born

8.23%

Non Citizen

4.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.67% of Tehachapi residents were born in the United States, with 67.50% having been born in California. 8.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tehachapi Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,2356124.49%
202013,6236124.70%
201913,0116124.94%
201812,399-166-1.32%
201712,565940.75%
201612,471-533-4.10%
201513,004-223-1.69%
201413,227-62-0.47%
201313,289-538-3.89%
201213,827-505-3.52%
201114,332-35-0.24%
201014,3673,2422.59%
200011,1255,3346.75%
19905,7911,6653.45%
19804,126-85-0.20%
19704,2111,0502.91%
19603,1611,4766.49%
19501,6854212.92%
19401,2645285.56%
19307362784.86%
1920458731.75%
19103851301.38%
18802550.00%

Tehachapi Population by Year