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

The community name derives from an Indian term to describe a local creek

The latitude of Tehachapi is 35.132N. The longitude is -118.448W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,970 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,434.


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Median household income
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$29,208
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tehachapi demographic reports
Site of Guinness World Record for "Longest Cowpat Throw," achieved in 1981 by Steve Urner, with a toss of 266 feet
Performing arts: Tehachapi Community Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Tehachapi Mountain Park, Mourning Cloak Ranch and Botanical Gardens

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15% of Tehachapi residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tehachapi ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tehachapi was $18,220, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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6% of Tehachapi residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Tehachapi, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $398.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $943.


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

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Newspapers in Tehachapi include Tehachapi News

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

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

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Hotels in Tehachapi include Best Western, Best Western Country Park Hotel, Tehachapi Summit Travelodge.

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