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"Diamond of the Golden Empire"

Delano is a city in Kern County, in the Bakersfield metro area.

The community was named after Columbus Delano, U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

The latitude of Delano is 35.768N. The longitude is -119.246W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 315 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 42,801.


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Median household income
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$28,143
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Delano demographic reports
Delano is in the lower San Joaquin Valley
Founded in 1873 as a railroad town

Cesar Chavez organized the United Farm Workers here in 1962

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 124. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Woollomes

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1% of Delano residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Delano ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Delano was $11,068, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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5% of Delano residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Delano, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $395.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $839.


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Libraries in Delano include Delano Branch Library ... View libraries

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Kern County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Delano political report.

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The average commute time for Delano workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Delano between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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