Taft, California 

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Population

9,224

-1.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

8.0%

Median Income

$50,991

Median Home Price

$117,800

Best Places to Live in Taft, California

Mid-sized city - South-central California, at the southern end of the Central Valley. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Taft, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Low rainfall
-Mild winters
Cons
-Air quality
-High unemployment
-Summer heat

Local Listings in Taft
 $135,000 
508 Polk St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1560 SqFt
 $190,000 
516 Wilson Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1560 SqFt
 $153,500 
302 Sunset Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1106 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Bakersfield Metro Area

Bakersfield is a quiet agricultural and industrial town located in one of the driest inhabited areas of California. Irrigated agriculture, mostly cotton, orchard crops and grapes lies to the north, and a large oil industry supported by nearby fields operates in and around the city. There isn’t much to do. But the area is becoming a refuge for southern Californians looking to escape the high costs and bustle of the LA Basin, which starts about 80 miles and across a mountain range south. The area is also picking up businesses looking for an inexpensive location with southern California access; thus the economy is improving after years of malaise.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Taft
Zip Codes: 93268 93252
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 492 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Taft is 8.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Taft jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Taft's cost of living is 14.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Taft's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Taft, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Kern county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Taft's population is 9,224 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Taft is $117,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.8%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Taft public schools spend $12,327 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 21.5 students per teacher in Taft. More Education


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Housing Market in Taft

It's a good time to buy in Taft. Home Appreciation is up 12.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Taft Real Estate

The median home price in Taft is $117,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Taft   3 Reviews
Taft... No Stars - 2/17/2019
I’ve lived here over 50 years. It use to be a wonderful place to grow up with a thriving downtown and jobs were plentiful. This is no longer the case in Taft. Jobs are... Read More

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If you want to be happy in Taft, you definitely ca - 10/21/2016
I've lived in Taft for over 5 years. It's a nice community and very friendly people as long as you get involved, either through school or local churches. I've met many... Read More

the perfect location - 2/4/2008
the city of taft is located in southern California,a small community yet just 20 minutes from a large and thriving city "bakersfield" over 300000 people .amazingly you... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN TAFT, CALIFORNIA
93268 93252

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NEW LISTINGS IN TAFT
$135,000
508 Polk St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$190,000
516 Wilson Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$153,500
302 Sunset Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$139,900
210 Woodrow St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$154,000
315 San Emidio St
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$279,000
110 Village Way
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$149,950
220 Warren St
Bed 1 | Bath 1

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