|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Wasco is 28,173. Wasco, California is the 1,383rd largest city in the US.
Wasco is located entirely in Kern County.
The current population of Wasco (28,173) is it's peak population.
Wasco has grown 32.0% since the 2000. Wasco, California is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 72% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
Wasco has a population density of 2,710.1 people per square mile.
|1352||East Palo Alto||28,847||-3.7%|
|1377||Saratoga Springs, New York||28,301||7.0%|
|1378||Madison Heights, Michigan||28,238||-9.0%|
|1379||Allen Park, Michigan||28,237||-4.1%|
|1380||Bergenfield, New Jersey||28,206||7.5%|
|1384||Maple Valley, Washington||28,153||98.1%|
|1386||Glen Cove, New York||28,131||5.5%|
|1388||Prior Lake, Minnesota||28,086||71.9%|
The total voting age population of Wasco, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 14,816. The voting age population is 68.1% male and 31.9% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 6.7% of the residents of Wasco are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Wasco are 81.1% White, 8.6% Other, 6.1% Black, 2.8% Two or more races, 0.7% American Indian, 0.6% Asian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 82.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Wasco, 21.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 28.3%. On a per-household basis, 21.0% of families are below the poverty line in Wasco.
Among those aged 16 and older, 43.9% of Wasco residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 57.2% of Wasco residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 3.5% have a bachelor's degree and 0.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Wasco residents aged 5 and older, 71.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 69.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.5% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Wasco is 10.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Wasco, 6.6% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Wasco is $39,250.
In Wasco, 60.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 40.0% of housing units in Wasco.
Of all the housing units in Wasco, 5.2% of them were build before 1940.
In Wasco, 25.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,700 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Wasco is $756.
In Wasco, 58.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.