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Overview

Introduction to California City, California

California City, California, in Kern county, is 30 miles N of Lancaster, California and 75 miles N of Los Angeles, California. The city is included in the Bakersfield metropolitan area. 

California City History

California City began when Nat Mendelsohn purchased 80,000 acres of land on which to build up a city in 1958. The city developed very quickly and was incorporated as California City in 1965.

California City and nearby Attractions

  • Twenty Mule Team Museum
  • Randsburg Desert Museum
  • Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park
  • Tehachapi Mountain Park
  • Balsitis Park
  • Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park

Things To Do In California City

Borax Bill Park, Galileo Park, Balsitis Park and Tehachapi Mountain Park are all nearby. Boating and fishing facilities are available on the Central Park Lake. California City Public Golf Course and the Tierra del Sol Championship Golf Course are the nearby golf courses. The Aspen Mall Shopping Center is the local shopping destination.

California Cityy Transportation

Edwards AFB Airport is the nearest airport.

California City Higher Education

Antelope Valley College, Cerro Coso Community College and Taft College provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 13,201
Male Share of the Population 54.9%
Female Share of the Population 45.1%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,945
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 42.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,209
% Above Poverty Level 77.2%
% Below Poverty Level 22.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.3%
Median Gross Rent $815
Median House Value $91,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59%
US/American 0%
English 5%
Irish 7.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

California City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles N of Lancaster, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles N of Los Angeles, California
County Kern
Metro Area Bakersfield
Standard Zip Codes 93505
P.O. Box Zip Codes 93504
Phone Area Codes 760
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.125
Longitude -117.985

California City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOJAVE
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 97 F
Oct Temp 49 to 79 F
Annual Precip 6.6 inches
Station TEHACHAPI
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 52 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 59 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 71 F
Annual Precip 11.5 inches
Station INYOKERN
Distance 37.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 60 F
Apr Temp 45 to 79 F
Jul Temp 66 to 103 F
Oct Temp 48 to 83 F
Annual Precip 4.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, California City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Calif City (93504, 93505)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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