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Overview

Introduction to Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi, California, in Kern county, is 34 miles NW of Lancaster, California and 75 miles N of Los Angeles, California. The city is conveniently located inside the Bakersfield metropolitan area. 

Tehachapi History

During 1870s, Tehachapi was preceded by a settlement known as either Williamsburg or Tehichipa. In 1876, the Southern Pacific Railroad established its line through the Tehachapi Mountains. The town was originally known as Tehachapi Summit and was later renamed as Tehachapi. The city was incorporated in 1909.

Tehachapi and Nearby Attractions

  • Tehachapi Museum.
  • Tehachapi Loop.
  • Mourning Cloak Ranch and Botanical Gardens.
  • Woodward West Action Sports Camp.
  • Wind Farms.
  • Indian Point Ostrich Ranch.
  • Tomo-Kahni State Park.

Things To Do In Tehachapi

Tehachapi is well known for its bustling business districts and quiet neighborhoods. There are several community groups functioning in this area. The city also offers places of worship, sports facilities, shopping centers, cultural activities and several picturesque landscapes. In addition, the city of Tehachapi organizes the Tehachapi Mountain Festival every year.

Tehachapi Transportation

The closest major airport is Los Angeles International.

Tehachapi Higher Education

The Antelope Valley College serves the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,179
Male Share of the Population69.2%
Female Share of the Population30.8%
Senior Citizens10.1%
Employed Population 16+3,313
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married35.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.5%
Median Earnings25+$32,431
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,935
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,808

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,176
% Above Poverty Level81.6%
% Below Poverty Level18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.8%
Median Gross Rent$792
Median House Value$180,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)53.9%
German13.5%
Irish13.2%
English7.3%
Italian2.8%
French Except Basque2.6%
Scottish1.5%
Danishn1.4%
Arab1.3%
Polish1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Syrian0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
African0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Basque0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Tehachapi Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kern County
Standard Zip Codes93561
P.O. Box Zip Codes93581
Phone Area Codes661
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude35.13
Approximate Longitude-118.44

Tehachapi Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTEHACHAPI
Distance0.1 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
StationMOJAVE
Distance16.9 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
StationBAKERSFIELD KERN CO AP
Distance39.9 miles
Jan Temp39 to 56 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp69 to 97 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip6.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arvin20,562$36,264

Tehachapi Hospitals

Tehachapi Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
115 West E Street

Tehachapi Public Schools

Abernathy Collegiate Charter
711 Anita Dr. Ag. Entrance
ZIP: 93561
Cummings Valley Elementary
24220 Bear Valley Rd., Hc80
ZIP: 93561
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Epic De Cesar Chavez
410 W. J St., Ste. A
ZIP: 93561
High
Total Enrollment 81
Golden Hills Elementary
20215 Park Rd.
ZIP: 93561
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Jacobsen Middle
711 Anita Dr.
ZIP: 93561
Middle
Total Enrollment 949
Monroe High (continuation)
126 S. Snyder St.
ZIP: 93561
High
Total Enrollment 117
Tehachapi High
801 S. Dennison Rd.
ZIP: 93561
High
Total Enrollment 1237
Tompkins Elementary
1120 S. Curry St.
ZIP: 93561
Primary
Total Enrollment 754

Tehachapi Private Schools

Heritage Oak School
20915 Schout Rd
ZIP: 93561
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 97
New Life Christian School
920 W Valley Blvd
ZIP: 93561
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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