Tehachapi, California Population 2022

12,643
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Tehachapi is a city located in Kern County California. With a 2020 population of 12,643, it is the 438th largest city in California and the 3422nd largest city in the United States. Tehachapi is currently declining at a rate of -1.16% annually and its population has decreased by -2.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,939 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Tehachapi has a population density of 1,246 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tehachapi is $76,745 with a poverty rate of 11.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,052 per month, and the median house value is $229,100. The median age in Tehachapi is 37.4 years, 37.2 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.

Tehachapi Demographics

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

  • White: 76.87%
  • Other race: 7.27%
  • Black or African American: 7.04%
  • Two or more races: 6.05%
  • Asian: 2.43%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Tehachapi, California is 12,643 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,939.

Tehachapi, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,77676.87%
Black or African American8957.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.27%
Asian3092.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.08%
Some Other Race9257.27%
Two or More Races7696.05%
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Tehachapi Population by Race

Tehachapi Population Pyramid 2022

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Tehachapi Median Age

37.8


Total

38.6


Male

34.1


Female

Tehachapi Adults

There are 10,426 adults, (1,558 of whom are seniors) in Tehachapi.

Tehachapi Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Tehachapi Sex Ratio

Female

3,973

31.24%

Male

8,745

68.76%

Tehachapi Population by Age

Tehachapi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tehachapi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.5%27.5%
Male68.3%31.7%
All64.5%35.5%
Non Family61%39%
Female27.1%72.9%

64.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tehachapi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5132.4164.5
Married1,5793.5872.5
Male1422.768.3
Female2032.9327.1
Non Family1,5891.1561

3.35

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Tehachapi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5285.50%
9th to 12th Grade1,37914.35%
High School Graduate2,71228.23%
Some College2,97630.97%
Associates Degree6006.24%
Bachelors Degree8148.47%
Graduate Degree5996.23%
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Tehachapi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tehachapi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian283237115
White4,9964,5941,129
Black75862929
Hispanic3,3142,013120
2+ Races57741320
Islander1010
Other Race563334
Native American3418

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 40.64%.

Tehachapi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,602$50,758$33,092
Less Than 9th Grade$40,195$40,605$
High School Graduate$42,797$44,276$25,746
Some College$46,892$51,357$37,019
Bachelors Degree$72,619$77,703$60,313
Graduate Degree$$$

$44,602

Average Earnings

$50,758

Average Male

$33,092

Average Female

Tehachapi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tehachapi Language by Age

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Tehachapi Language

71.75% of Tehachapi residents speak only English, while 28.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.63% of the population.

Tehachapi Language

Tehachapi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,50668612.46%
Black208125.77%
Asian18794.81%
Other95NaN%
Multiple2986521.81%
Hispanic2,3402038.68%

11.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.04%

Male Poverty Rate

12.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tehachapi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tehachapi is White, with 12.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tehachapi is Hispanic, with 8.68% 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 7.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.07%.

Tehachapi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.51%
High School5.71%
Some College15.79%
Bachelors or Greater14.02%

Tehachapi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed5.48%
Female Employed7.82%
Female Unemployed20.83%

Tehachapi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tehachapi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,039$75,498
Families$71,853$93,608
Married Families$85,363-
Non Families$26,343$51,598
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Income by Household Type

Tehachapi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.9%

Male Marriage Rate

57.1%

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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1,164

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War259
First Gulf War336
Vietnam222
Korea134
World War II

Tehachapi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34131
35 to 54393
55 to 64243
65 to 74167
75+230

Tehachapi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White92511.53%
Black718.75%
Asian5017.12%
Other Race6510.30%
2+ Races538.52%
Hispanic2316.35%

Tehachapi Veterans by Race

Tehachapi Veterans by Education

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3.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tehachapi Veterans by Education

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29.6%

Labor Force Participation

26.4%

Employment Rate

10.7%

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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64.50%

Born in Tehachapi

87.03%

Native Born

12.97%

Foreign Born

9.29%

Non Citizen

3.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.03% of Tehachapi residents were born in the United States, with 64.50% having been born in California. 9.29% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18802550.00%
19103851301.38%
1920458731.75%
19307362784.86%
19401,2645285.56%
19501,6854212.92%
19603,1611,4766.49%
19704,2111,0502.91%
19804,126-85-0.20%
19905,7911,6653.45%
200011,1255,3346.75%
201014,4143,2892.62%
201114,266-148-1.03%
201214,118-148-1.04%
201313,970-148-1.05%
201413,822-148-1.06%
201513,674-148-1.07%
201613,526-148-1.08%
201713,378-148-1.09%
201813,230-148-1.11%
201913,082-148-1.12%
202012,939-143-1.09%
202112,791-148-1.14%
202212,643-148-1.16%

Tehachapi Population by Year