Tehachapi, California Population 2024

12,545

Tehachapi is a city located in Kern County California. Tehachapi has a 2024 population of 12,545. Tehachapi is currently growing at a rate of 0.63% annually but its population has decreased by -3.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,990 in 2020.

The average household income in Tehachapi is $77,246 with a poverty rate of 12.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Tehachapi is 38.3 years, 39.7 years for males, and 33.5 years for females.

Tehachapi Demographics

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

  • White: 65.51%
  • Two or more races: 11.68%
  • Other race: 10.04%
  • Black or African American: 6.77%
  • Native American: 3.47%
  • Asian: 2.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
Land Area (mi²)
10.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,235.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.43% (-445)
The current population of Tehachapi, California is 12,545 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,990.

Tehachapi, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,42165.51%
Two or more races1,50111.68%
Other race1,29010.04%
Black or African American8706.77%
Native American4463.47%
Asian3182.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander90.07%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Tehachapi Population by Race

Tehachapi Population Pyramid 2024

Tehachapi Median Age

38.3

Total

39.7

Male

33.5

Female

Tehachapi Adults

There are 10,180 adults, (1,639 of whom are seniors) in Tehachapi.

Tehachapi Age Dependency

50.5

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Tehachapi Sex Ratio

Female4,66436.28%
Male8,19163.72%

Tehachapi Population by Age

Tehachapi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,6642.5161.838.2
Married1,5993.546931
Non Family1,5831.1360.139.9
Female3023.7725.274.8
Male1803.2974.425.6
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3.41

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Tehachapi 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

Tehachapi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tehachapi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.96%.

Tehachapi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$52,116

Average Earnings

$54,186

Average Male

$45,676

Average Female

Tehachapi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tehachapi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Tehachapi Language

74.83% of Tehachapi residents speak only English, while 25.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.49% of the population.

Tehachapi Language

Tehachapi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,69377813.67%
Hispanic2,77629710.7%
Multiple78021627.69%
Other881859.65%
Black187189.63%
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12.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.6%

Male Poverty Rate

13.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tehachapi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tehachapi is Multiple, with 27.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tehachapi is Black, with 9.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.4%.

Tehachapi Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.14%
Bachelors or Greater17.66%
Some College14.46%
High School6.22%
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Tehachapi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed14.29%
Female Unemployed9.49%
Female Employed8.13%
Male Employed
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Tehachapi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tehachapi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Tehachapi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.4%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Tehachapi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Tehachapi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Tehachapi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

933

Number of Veterans

887

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

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Tehachapi Veterans by War

count

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Tehachapi Veterans by Age

count

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Tehachapi Veterans by Race

Tehachapi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tehachapi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

34.4%

Labor Force Participation

31%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Tehachapi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Tehachapi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Tehachapi 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

69.4%

Born in Tehachapi

88.55%

Native Born

11.45%

Foreign Born

7.23%

Non Citizen

4.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.55% of Tehachapi residents were born in the United States, with 69.4% having been born in California. 7.23% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,935780.61%
202812,857780.61%
202712,779780.61%
202612,701780.62%
202512,623780.62%
202412,545780.63%
202312,467780.63%
202212,389780.63%
202112,311-679-5.23%
202012,990-148-1.13%
201913,1386305.04%
201812,508-144-1.14%
201712,6521020.81%
201612,550-525-4.02%
201513,075-233-1.75%
201413,308-57-0.43%
201313,365-561-4.03%
201213,926-542-3.75%
201114,468680.47%
201014,4003,27529.44%
200011,1255,33492.11%
19905,7911,66540.35%
19804,126-85-2.02%
19704,2111,05033.22%
19603,1611,47687.6%
19501,68542133.31%
19401,26452871.74%
193073627860.7%
19204587318.96%
191038513050.98%
1880255
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Tehachapi Population by Year