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.

Unlike some cities, Tehachapi isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tehachapi are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tehachapi is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tehachapi who work in office and administrative support (10.06%), maintenance occupations (8.68%), and food service (8.09%).

Being a small city, Tehachapi does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Tehachapi has a very low overall level of education: only 9.27% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Tehachapi in 2010 was $16,613, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,452 for a family of four. However, Tehachapi contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tehachapi is a somewhat 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 34.56% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tehachapi include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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

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