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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,646
Male Share of the Population58.6%
Female Share of the Population41.4%
Senior Citizens11.4%
Employed Population 16+3,566
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married39.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.3%
Median Earnings25+$34,309
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,713
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,931

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,406
% Above Poverty Level71.3%
% Below Poverty Level28.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone20.3%
Median Gross Rent$966
Median House Value$113,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.6%
German8.1%
Irish5.8%
English3.4%
Dutch1.9%
Italian1.7%
Norwegian1.1%
French Except Basque1%
Swedish0.7%
Belizean0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Polish0.5%
Welsh0.5%
African0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Russian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Icelander0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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California City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kern County
Standard Zip Codes93505
P.O. Box Zip Codes93504
Phone Area Codes6,61,760
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude35.15
Approximate Longitude-117.92

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)

StationMOJAVE
Distance11.5 miles
Jan Temp34 to 58 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 97 F
Oct Temp49 to 79 F
Annual Precip6.6 inches
StationTEHACHAPI
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 52 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp59 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 71 F
Annual Precip11.5 inches
StationINYOKERN
Distance37.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 60 F
Apr Temp45 to 79 F
Jul Temp66 to 103 F
Oct Temp48 to 83 F
Annual Precip4.7 inches

California City Public Schools

California City High
8567 Raven Way
ZIP: 93505
High
Total Enrollment 508
California City Middle
9736 Redwood Blvd.
ZIP: 93505
Middle
Total Enrollment 280
Hacienda Elementary
19950 Hacienda Blvd.
ZIP: 93505
Middle
Total Enrollment 428
Robert P. Ulrich Elementary
9124 Catalpa Ave.
ZIP: 93505
Primary
Total Enrollment 668

California City Private Schools

Western Education Center
9100 California City Blvd
ZIP: 93505
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 11
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