Taft, CA (Ford City)




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About Taft, CA (Ford City)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Ford City median real estate price is $130,319, which is less expensive than 96.5% of California neighborhoods and 96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Ford City is currently $975, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 93.3% of California neighborhoods.

Ford City is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Taft, California.

Ford City real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Ford City neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Ford City has a 12.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 67.4% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Taft, the Ford City neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the Ford City neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 16.6% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Ford City (29.6%) than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.7% of the adult residents in the Ford City neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Ford City neighborhood in Taft are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 86.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 49.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Ford City neighborhood, 38.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing (16.6%), and 10.4% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Ford City neighborhood in Taft, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (47.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (9.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.8%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (3.1%), among others. In addition, 22.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Ford City neighborhood is English, spoken by 55.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (43.6%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Ford City neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (58.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (29.6%) and 8.2% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Ford City 0.101011101001110
Taft 0.101011101001110
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Ford City 0.101011101001110
Taft 0.101011101001110
California 26.18

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Ford City 0.101011101001110
Taft 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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TAFT CITY


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Jefferson Elementary
318 Taylor St.
Taft, CA, 93268
KG-03
Conley Elementary
623 Rose Ave.
Taft, CA, 93268
KG-03
Lincoln Junior High
810 Sixth St.
Taft, CA, 93268
06-08
Parkview Elementary
520 A St.
Taft, CA, 93268
KG-03
Roosevelt Elementary
811 Sixth St.
Taft, CA, 93268
02-05
Taft Primary
212 Lucard St.
Taft, CA, 93268
KG-03

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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TAFT UNION HIGH


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Buena Vista High (Continuation)
900 N. 10 Th St.
Taft, CA, 93268
09-12
Taft Union High
701 Wildcat Way
Taft, CA, 93268
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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Hispanic
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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