South Taft, California
|Kern County and the state of California|
|• Senate||Roy Ashburn (R)|
|• Assembly||Jean Fuller (R)|
|• U. S. Congress||Kevin McCarthy (R)|
|• Total||1.076 sq mi (2.787 km2)|
|• Land||1.076 sq mi (2.787 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,020 ft (310 m)|
|• Density||2,000/sq mi (780/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1661482|
South Taft is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. South Taft is located 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south of Taft, at an elevation of 1017 feet (310 m). The population was 2,169 at the 2010 census, up from 1,898 at the time of the 2000 census.
South Taft is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.
The 2010 United States Census reported that South Taft had a population of 2,169. The population density was 2,015.5 people per square mile (778.2/km²). The racial makeup of South Taft was 1,404 (64.7%) White, 21 (1.0%) African American, 55 (2.5%) Native American, 5 (0.2%) Asian, 11 (0.5%) Pacific Islander, 596 (27.5%) from other races, and 77 (3.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 931 persons (42.9%).
The Census reported that 2,028 people (93.5% of the population) lived in households, 141 (6.5%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 606 households, out of which 293 (48.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 251 (41.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 117 (19.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 72 (11.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 73 (12.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 4 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 115 households (19.0%) were made up of individuals and 33 (5.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.35. There were 440 families (72.6% of all households); the average family size was 3.75.
The population was spread out with 732 people (33.7%) under the age of 18, 275 people (12.7%) aged 18 to 24, 567 people (26.1%) aged 25 to 44, 457 people (21.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 138 people (6.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27.1 years. For every 100 females there were 116.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.1 males.
There were 733 housing units at an average density of 681.1 per square mile (263.0/km²), of which 270 (44.6%) were owner-occupied, and 336 (55.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.9%. 790 people (36.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,238 people (57.1%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,898 people, 629 households, and 471 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,766.2 people per square mile (684.9/km²). There were 724 housing units at an average density of 673.7 per square mile (261.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.14% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 1.95% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.79% Pacific Islander, 13.96% from other races, and 3.69% from two or more races. 25.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 629 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.39.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,921, and the median income for a family was $23,317. Males had a median income of $28,889 versus $24,635 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,929. About 29.6% of families and 39.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 61.7% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.
- U.S. Census
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: South Taft, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1108. ISBN 9781884995149.
- 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.