Taft Heights, California

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Taft Heights (formerly, Boust City)[2] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. Taft Heights is located 1 mile (1.6 km) west-southwest of Taft,[2] at an elevation of 1178 feet (359 m).[1] The population was 1,865 at the 2000 census.



Taft Heights is located at 35°08′05″N 119°28′21″W / 35.13472°N 119.4725°W / 35.13472; -119.4725.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


The place was originally called Boust City in honor of E.J. Boust, an oilman who founded the town.[2]


As of the census of 2000[3], there were 1,865 people, 676 households, and 484 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,123.1 people per square mile (2,400.3/km²). There were 769 housing units at an average density of 2,524.8/sq mi (989.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.20% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 1.45% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.97% Pacific Islander, 5.63% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. 13.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 676 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.20.

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