Tehachapi, CA


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Tehachapi is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 13,021 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Tehachapi is the 355th largest community in California.

Tehachapi is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tehachapi is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tehachapi who work in office and administrative support (12.11%), law enforcement and fire fighting (9.53%), and food service (8.76%).

Tehachapi is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In Tehachapi, just 8.78% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Tehachapi in 2010 was $13,929, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,716 for a family of four. However, Tehachapi contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tehachapi is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tehachapi home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tehachapi residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Tehachapi also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tehachapi include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Tehachapi is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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