Golden Hills, California
Location in Kern County and the state of California
|• Senate||Roy Ashburn (R)|
|• Assembly||Jean Fuller (R)|
|• U. S. Congress||Kevin McCarthy (R)|
|• Total||12.266 sq mi (31.771 km2)|
|• Land||12.249 sq mi (31.726 km2)|
|• Water||0.017 sq mi (0.045 km2) 0.14%|
|Elevation||3,917 ft (1,194 m)|
|• Density||710/sq mi (270/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1867025|
Golden Hills is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Tehachapi Mountains, in Kern County, California, United States. The population was 8,656 at the 2010 census, up from 7,434 at the 2000 census. Golden Hills adjoins the city of Tehachapi on the west.
Golden Hills is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.3 square miles (32 km2), of which 0.017 square miles (0.044 km2) or 0.14% is water.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Golden Hills had a population of 8,656. The population density was 705.7 people per square mile (272.5/km²). The racial makeup of Golden Hills was 7,235 (83.6%) White, 129 (1.5%) African American, 124 (1.4%) Native American, 120 (1.4%) Asian, 15 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 670 (7.7%) from other races, and 363 (4.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,674 persons (19.3%).
The Census reported that 8,656 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 3,216 households, out of which 1,173 (36.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,887 (58.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 339 (10.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 144 (4.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 188 (5.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 15 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 672 households (20.9%) were made up of individuals and 247 (7.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69. There were 2,370 families (73.7% of all households); the average family size was 3.11.
The population was spread out with 2,245 people (25.9%) under the age of 18, 819 people (9.5%) aged 18 to 24, 1,872 people (21.6%) aged 25 to 44, 2,648 people (30.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,072 people (12.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.6 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.
There were 3,522 housing units at an average density of 287.1 per square mile (110.9/km²), of which 2,204 (68.5%) were owner-occupied, and 1,012 (31.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 9.5%. 5,836 people (67.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 2,820 people (32.6%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,434 people, 2,547 households, and 2,019 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 604.4 people per square mile (233.4/km²). There were 2,841 housing units at an average density of 231.0 per square mile (89.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 83.24% White, 1.30% Black or African American, 0.85% Native American, 1.44% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 7.88% from other races, and 5.21% from two or more races. 16.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,547 households out of which 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.30.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,047, and the median income for a family was $55,906. Males had a median income of $47,833 versus $29,815 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,333. About 6.5% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.
- U.S. Census
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Golden Hills, California
- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.