Taft Population By Year

Population Graph For Taft, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2021 8,651 3,451 0.3%
2020 8,628 3,444 -0.8%
2010 9,327 3,104 0.6%
2000 8,817 3,018 3.6%
1990 6,165 3,531

Taft Population Facts

What is the current population of Taft?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Taft is 8,651. Taft, California is the 3,451st largest city in the US.

What county is Taft, California in?

Taft is located entirely in Kern County.

What is the size of Taft, California in square miles?

Taft has an area of 15.1 square miles.

What was the peak population of Taft?

The peak population of Taft was in 2010, when its population was 9,327. In 2010, Taft was the 3,104th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 3,451st largest city in the US. Taft is currently 7.2% smaller than it was in 2010.

How quickly is Taft shrinking?

Taft has shrunk 1.8% since the year 2000. Taft, California's growth is below average. 73% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Taft, California?

Taft has a population density of 617.2 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
3186 Capitola 9,846 -2.0%
3228 Orange Cove 9,619 22.4%
3301 Live Oak 9,285 48.9%
3331 Waterford 9,158 30.8%
3349 Tiburon 9,052 4.0%
3378 Cloverdale 8,954 29.4%
3451 Taft 8,651 -1.8%
3466 Gonzales 8,576 11.4%
3473 Guadalupe 8,546 51.2%
3549 Orland 8,322 31.6%
3558 Los Altos Hills 8,295 0.7%
3592 Corning 8,209 20.5%
3612 Rolling Hills Estates 8,160 6.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
3445 Audubon, New Jersey 8,674 -5.3%
3446 Thief River Falls, Minnesota 8,674 3.3%
3447 Hillview, Kentucky 8,669 23.1%
3448 Anthony, New Mexico 8,666
3449 Fort Mitchell, Kentucky 8,662 7.2%
3450 Cheviot, Ohio 8,661 -3.4%
3451 Taft, California 8,651 -1.8%
3452 Tecumseh, Michigan 8,648 -0.2%
3453 Chanute, Kansas 8,642 -8.0%
3454 Bryan, Ohio 8,638 1.0%
3455 Olmsted Falls, Ohio 8,628 7.3%
3456 Clarendon Hills, Illinois 8,625 9.7%
3457 Covington, Tennessee 8,616 1.1%

Taft Demographics

What is the voting age population of Taft, California?

The total voting age population of Taft, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 5,374. The voting age population is 56.8% male and 43.2% female.

What percentage of Taft, California residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 12.1% of the residents of Taft are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Taft, California?

The racial demographics of Taft are 87.0% White, 6.6% Two or more races, 2.8% Asian, 2.0% Other, 1.3% Black, 0.2% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 35.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Taft, California residents are below the poverty line?

In Taft, 28.0% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 41.2%. On a per-household basis, 27.3% of families are below the poverty line in Taft.

What percentage of Taft, California residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 45.2% of Taft residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Taft, California residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 73.4% of Taft residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 10.5% have a bachelor's degree and 2.5% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Taft, California residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Taft residents aged 5 and older, 31.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 29.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.9% speak an Asian language.

Taft Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Taft, California?

The unemployment rate in Taft is 5.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Taft, California residents work for the government?

In Taft, 23.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Taft, California?

The median household income in Taft is $45,197.

Taft Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Taft, California?

In Taft, 57.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Taft, California?

Renters occupy 42.9% of housing units in Taft.

What percentage of Taft, California housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Taft, 14.6% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Taft, California housing units were built after 2000?

In Taft, 9.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 330 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Taft, California?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Taft is $697.

What percentage of households in Taft, California have broadband internet?

In Taft, 73.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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