Golden Hills, California

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Golden Hills is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Tehachapi Mountains, in Kern County, California, United States. The population was 7,434 at the 2000 census. Golden Hills adjoins the city of Tehachapi on the west.


Golden Hills is located at 35°08′33″N 118°29′25″W / 35.1425°N 118.49028°W / 35.1425; -118.49028.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.3 square miles (32 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) or 0.16% is water.


As of the census of 2000[2], there were 7,434 people, 2,547 households, and 2,019 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 604.4 people per square mile (233.4/km²). There were 2,841 housing units at an average density of 231.0/sq mi (89.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 83.24% White, 1.30% Black or African American, 0.85% Native American, 1.44% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 7.88% from other races, and 5.21% from two or more races. 16.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,547 households out of which 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,047, and the median income for a family was $55,906. Males had a median income of $47,833 versus $29,815 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,333. About 6.5% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

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