Taft Heights, California
|Kern County and the state of California|
|• Senate||Roy Ashburn (R)|
|• Assembly||Jean Fuller (R)|
|• U. S. Congress||Kevin McCarthy (R)|
|• Total||0.303 sq mi (0.785 km2)|
|• Land||0.303 sq mi (0.785 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||1,178 ft (359 m)|
|• Density||6,400/sq mi (2,500/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1661544|
Taft Heights (formerly, Boust City) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. Taft Heights is located 1 mile (1.6 km) west-southwest of Taft, at an elevation of 1178 feet (359 m). The population was 1,949 at the 2010 census, up from 1,865 at the 2000 census.
Taft Heights is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.
The place was originally called Boust City in honor of E.J. Boust, an oilman who founded the town.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Taft Heights had a population of 1,949. The population density was 6,430.2 people per square mile (2,482.7/km²). The racial makeup of Taft Heights was 1,602 (82.2%) White, 15 (0.8%) African American, 35 (1.8%) Native American, 11 (0.6%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 220 (11.3%) from other races, and 66 (3.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 441 persons (22.6%).
The Census reported that 1,949 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 674 households, out of which 297 (44.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 306 (45.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 112 (16.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 59 (8.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 78 (11.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 145 households (21.5%) were made up of individuals and 54 (8.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89. There were 477 families (70.8% of all households); the average family size was 3.32.
The population was spread out with 589 people (30.2%) under the age of 18, 260 people (13.3%) aged 18 to 24, 475 people (24.4%) aged 25 to 44, 451 people (23.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 174 people (8.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.3 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.
There were 776 housing units at an average density of 2,560.2 per square mile (988.5/km²), of which 345 (51.2%) were owner-occupied, and 329 (48.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 9.5%. 923 people (47.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,026 people (52.6%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,865 people, 676 households, and 484 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,123.1 people per square mile (2,400.3/km²). There were 769 housing units at an average density of 2,524.8 per square mile (989.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.20% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 1.45% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.97% Pacific Islander, 5.63% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. 13.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 676 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,684, and the median income for a family was $37,944. Males had a median income of $36,098 versus $21,765 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,485. About 17.2% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.2% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.
- U.S. Census
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Taft Heights, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1114. 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.