Taft, California

Taft: City in Kern County, California, United States


Taft is a city located in the county of Kern in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 9,327. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 8,488 inhabitants.

The city was created 113 years ago in 1910.

Taft locator map
Location of Taft on California map.

Quick Facts about Taft

Population : 8,488 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Kern County
Postal code : 93268
Phone Area Codes : 661
Water as percent of area : 0%
Land as percent of area : 100%
Altitude : 955 feet / 291 meters
Establishment : November 11, 1910 (113 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 15:26:22 (24th February 2024)
Population growth : -9.88% (2010-2020)
2010-1230-Taft-TheFort image
2010-1230-Taft-TheFort image


Taft is located at 35°8'33"N 119°27'23"W (35.1424700, -119.4565100).

Taft map


According to census records, the population of Taft decreased by 9.88% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 9,327 - census
2011 9,285 -0.45% estimation process
2012 8,922 -4.07% estimation process
2013 8,926 0.04% estimation process
2014 8,887 -0.44% estimation process
2015 9,466 6.12% estimation process
2016 9,357 -1.16% estimation process
2017 9,386 0.31% estimation process
2018 9,381 -0.05% estimation process
2019 9,272 -1.18% estimation process
2020 8,488 -9.24% estimation process

Taft zip code is 93268. County name: Kern, County fips: 06029

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People born in Taft (13)

People born in Taft, including actress Jeanne Cooper, mathematician Ronald Graham, missionary Loren Cunningham, .


  • Tim Bright (athletics competitor) he was born in 28/07/1960
  • Ryan Shuck (American singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer, producer, and entrepreneur) he was born in 11/04/1973
  • Sam Andrew (American musician/singer/songwriter/composer/artist) he was born in 18/12/1941
  • Benjamin Victor (American artist) he was born in 16/01/1979
  • Chris Tuck (American politician) he was born in 09/07/1966
  • Dennis Fimple (American actor (1940-2002)) he was born in 11/11/1940
  • Tracy Rogers (American football player) he was born in 13/08/1967
  • Bill Bagnall (American magazine editor) he was born in 27/03/1926
  • Martin J. Bailey (American economist) he was born in 17/10/1927
  • Murray Lee Eiland he was born in 09/09/1936

Schools in Taft

College & universities near Taft, CA

Code Name City ZIP
124113 Taft College Taft (CA) 93268

Stations (26)

Amtrak & bus stations near Taft, CA

Code Name Address Type
BFD Bakersfield 601 Truxtun Ave RAIL
WAC Wasco station 700 G Street RAIL
CPN Carpinteria station 475 Linden at Fifth Street RAIL
SBA Santa Barbara 209 State Street RAIL
GTA Goleta station 25 South La Patera Lane RAIL

Post offices near Taft

Post Office Name City ZIP
Ta Post Office Taft (CA) 93268

Other places with the same name (4)

  • Taft , Texas city in San Patricio County, Texas, United States with a population of 2,886 people.
  • Taft , Oklahoma town in Oklahoma with a population of 236 people.
  • Taft , North Dakota township in Burleigh County, North Dakota with a population of 33 people.

Other cities in Kern County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Kern County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Bakersfield 385,725 The fifth most populous city in California and the center of the Bakersfield metropolitan area.
Delano 53,041 A city in Kern County, California.
Oildale 32,684 Census-designated place in Kern County, California
Ridgecrest 29,135 City in California
Wasco 28,734 City in California
Arvin 21,757 City in Kern County, California, United States
Shafter 20,739 City in Kern County, California, United States
Rosamond 18,150 Census-designated place in Kern County, California
Greenfield 17,644 City in Monterey County, California, United States
Lamont 15,120 Census-designated place in Kern County, California
California City 14,198 City in Kern County, California
Tehachapi 12,746 City in California
McFarland 12,482 City in Kern County, California, United States
Golden Hills 8,656 Census designated place
Alta Sierra 7,047 Census-designated place in Nevada County, California
Indian Wells 5,544 Town in California

Distance to Other Cities

Taft distances to largest California cities