Wofford Heights, California

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Wofford Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) the southern Sierra Nevadas, in Kern County, California, United States. Wofford Heights is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south-southwest of Kernville,[2] at an elevation of 2684 feet (818 m).[1] The population was 2,276 at the 2000 census.



Wofford Heights is located at 35°42′25″N 118°27′22″W / 35.70694°N 118.45611°W / 35.70694; -118.45611.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²), all of it land.


I.L. Wofford founded the community as a resort in 1948.[2] The Wofford Heights post office opened in 1953.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,276 people, 1,162 households, and 670 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 375.4 people per square mile (145.0/km²). There were 1,989 housing units at an average density of 328.1/sq mi (126.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.28% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 1.23% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 3.30% from two or more races. 6.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,162 households out of which 14.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.3% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.46.

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