Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi: City in California


Tehachapi is a city located in the county of Kern in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 14,414. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 12,746 inhabitants.

The city was created 148 years ago in 1875.

Tehachapi locator map
Location of Tehachapi on California map.

Quick Facts about Tehachapi

Population : 12,746 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Kern County
Postal code : 93561
Phone Area Codes : 661
Water as percent of area : 0.97%
Land as percent of area : 99.03%
Altitude : 13,025 feet / 3970 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1876 (148 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 10:04:51 (14th April 2024)
Population growth : -13.09% (2010-2020)
Tehachapi sign image
Tehachapi sign
Tehachapi sign image


Tehachapi is located at 35°7'56"N 118°26'56"W (35.1321900, -118.4489700).

Tehachapi map


According to census records, the population of Tehachapi decreased by 13.09% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 14,414 - census
2011 14,332 -0.57% estimation process
2012 13,827 -3.65% estimation process
2013 13,289 -4.05% estimation process
2014 13,227 -0.47% estimation process
2015 13,004 -1.71% estimation process
2016 12,471 -4.27% estimation process
2017 12,565 0.75% estimation process
2018 12,399 -1.34% estimation process
2019 13,011 4.7% estimation process
2020 12,746 -2.08% estimation process

Tehachapi zip code is 93561. County name: Kern, County fips: 06029

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People born in Tehachapi (4)

People born in Tehachapi, including art directors John Meehan, football player Chris Denman, American-football player Bob Bronzan, .


  • Boo Johnson (American skateboarder) he was born in 01/01/1993

Stations (20)

Amtrak & bus stations near Tehachapi, CA

Code Name Address Type
TEH Tehachapi, California Westside of Mullbery Street BUS
MOJ Mojave, California 15900 Sierra Highway BUS
LCS Lancaster, California 44812 Sierra Highway BUS
BFD Bakersfield 601 Truxtun Ave RAIL
PMD Palmdale (Amtrak Thruway), California 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Drive - Bus Bay 2E BUS

Post offices near Tehachapi

Post Office Name City ZIP
Tehacha Post Office Tehachapi (CA) 93561

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
McFarland 12,482 City in Kern County, California, United States
Golden Hills 8,656 Census designated place
Taft 8,488 City in Kern County, California, United States
Alta Sierra 7,047 Census-designated place in Nevada County, California
Indian Wells 5,544 Town in California

Distance to Other Cities

Tehachapi distances to largest California cities