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Overview

Introduction to Delano, California

Delano, California, in Kern county, is 30 miles NW of Bakersfield, California (center to center) and 73 miles SE of Fresno, California. The city is part of the Bakersfield metro area. It's a prominent grape growing region. Delano is home to one of the two locations in the nation which has a Voice of America shortwave transmitter. Delano incldudes two state prisons. It features a state-designated Enterprize Zone. The city has a large Hispanic population. The climate is regarded as mild.

Delano History

Delano was established in 1873 as a railroad town. The name of the community was provided by the Southern Pacific Railroad in tribute to Columbus Delano, the Secretary of the Interior of the United States. The notable Delano Grape Strike occurred in 1965 when the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, primarily Filipino workers, stopped working at the table grape farms. The workers demanded higher wages and improved working conditions. They were soon joined by the well known Cesar Chavez and the National Farm Workers Association. Later the two groups formed the prominent United Farm Workers of America labor union.

Delano Attractions

  • Cinco De Mayo Fiesta.
  • Philippine Weekend.
  • 16 de Septiembre Celebration.
  • Harvest Holidays.
  • Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park focuses on the former town of Allensworth. It was the only town in California to be founded, financed and also governed by African Americans.
  • Crystal Palace include a theater and museum which showcases memorabilia of the well known country singer Buck Owens.
  • Kern County Museum.
  • Heritage Park features historic buildings and farm equipment.

Delano Activities

The nearby Sequoia National Forest includes a vast number of Giant Sequoia groves, impressive granite monoliths, scenic canyons and meadows. The Tule Elk State Reserve provides protection to the Tule elk which in the past were in danger of becoming extinct. Lake Woollomes is a popular location. The Kern National Wildlife Refuge is nearby. The Shirley Meadows Ski Area, located on Green Horn Mountain provides skiing opportunities. The nearby Kern River and Isabella Lake are popular during the summer.

Delano Higher Education

The Delano Center is a campus of Bakersfield College.

Demographics

People

Total Population52,538
Male Share of the Population57.2%
Female Share of the Population42.8%
Senior Citizens7.5%
Employed Population 16+16,595
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married41.9%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.2%
Median Earnings25+$17,206
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,844
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,547

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,579
% Above Poverty Level70.8%
% Below Poverty Level29.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone10%
Median Gross Rent$786
Median House Value$160,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)90.3%
Irish1.4%
German1%
English0.8%
Italian0.4%
Arab0.4%
African0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Belizean0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Greek0.1%
US/American0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Delano Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kern County
Standard Zip Codes93215
P.O. Box Zip Codes93216
Phone Area Codes661
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude35.78
Approximate Longitude-119.23

Delano Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWASCO
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp37 to 57 F
Apr Temp47 to 78 F
Jul Temp63 to 99 F
Oct Temp49 to 82 F
Annual Precip7.3 inches
StationPORTERVILLE
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp39 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 77 F
Jul Temp67 to 98 F
Oct Temp53 to 83 F
Annual Precip11.4 inches
StationGLENNVILLE
Distance30.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 56 F
Apr Temp34 to 65 F
Jul Temp50 to 89 F
Oct Temp38 to 73 F
Annual Precip19.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
McFarland13,391$32,857
Porterville58,472$41,559
Shafter17,801$44,315
Wasco26,061$41,102

Delano Hospitals

Delano Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1401 Garces Highway

Delano Public Schools

Albany Park Elementary
235 W. 20th Ave.
ZIP: 93215
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Almond Tree Middle
200 W. 15th Ave.
ZIP: 93215
Middle
Total Enrollment 745
Cecil Avenue Math And Science Academy
1430 Cecil Ave.
ZIP: 93215
Middle
Total Enrollment 769
Cesar E. Chavez High
800 Browning Rd.
ZIP: 93215
High
Total Enrollment 1368
Columbine Elementary
2240 Rd. 160
ZIP: 93215
Primary
Total Enrollment 208
Del Vista Math And Science Academy
710 Quincy St.
ZIP: 93215
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Delano High
1331 Cecil Ave.
ZIP: 93215
High
Total Enrollment 1664
Fremont Elementary
1318 Clinton St.
ZIP: 93215
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Harvest Elementary
1320 Vassar Ave.
ZIP: 93215
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
La Vina Middle
1331 Browning Rd.
ZIP: 93215
Middle
Total Enrollment 703
Morningside
2100 Summer Dr.
ZIP: 93215
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
Nueva Vista Language Academy
120 Garces Hwy.
ZIP: 93215
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Paramount Academy
1942 Randolph St.
ZIP: 93215
Other
Total Enrollment 658
Pioneer
1001 Hiett Ave.
ZIP: 93215
Primary
Total Enrollment 909
Princeton Street Elementary
1959 Princeton St.
ZIP: 93215
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Robert F. Kennedy High
1401 Hiett Ave.
ZIP: 93215
High
Total Enrollment 1046
Terrace Elementary
1999 Norwalk St.
ZIP: 93215
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Turning Point Academy
1980 Norwalk St.
ZIP: 93215
Valley High
1927 Randolph St.
ZIP: 93215
High
Total Enrollment 157

Delano Private Schools

Sequoia Christian Academy
1213 12th Ave
ZIP: 93215
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
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