Ford City, California

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Ford City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. Ford City is located 1 mile (2 km) north of Taft,[2] at an elevation of 892 feet (272 m).[1] The population was 3,512 at the 2000 census. It is immediately north of Taft, between the huge Midway-Sunset Oil Field to the southwest, and the almost exhausted Buena Vista Oil Field to the northeast. State Route 119 passes east of town from its junction with SR 33 to the south.



Ford City is located at 35°09′16″N 119°27′22″W / 35.15444°N 119.45611°W / 35.15444; -119.45611.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land.


Originally an oil boom town, the place was named after Ford Motor Company due to the abundance of Ford Model T cars there.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,512 people, 1,241 households, and 882 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,318.8 people per square mile (898.0/km²). There were 1,444 housing units at an average density of 953.4/sq mi (369.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 80.50% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 1.82% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.63% Pacific Islander, 11.62% from other races, and 3.53% from two or more races. 21.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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