South Taft, California

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South Taft is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. South Taft is located 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south of Taft,[2] at an elevation of 1017 feet (310 m).[1] The population was 1,898 at the time of the 2000 census.


South Taft is located at 35°08′05″N 119°27′22″W / 35.13472°N 119.45611°W / 35.13472; -119.45611.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,898 people, 629 households, and 471 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,766.2 people per square mile (684.9/km²). There were 724 housing units at an average density of 673.7/sq mi (261.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.14% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 1.95% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.79% Pacific Islander, 13.96% from other races, and 3.69% from two or more races. 25.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 629 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,921, and the median income for a family was $23,317. Males had a median income of $28,889 versus $24,635 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,929. About 29.6% of families and 39.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 61.7% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.

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