Tehachapi, CA 

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+21.8% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

99.8 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.5 / 6.7

summer / winter

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Tehachapi, CA

Tehachapi is an incorporated town located in Kern County, California offering plenty of attractions such as exploring its multiple trails ideal for biking or jogging plus nearby Encantada-Rancho El Nido Wildlife Preserve provides amazing views close by. There are also numerous shops and eateries providing unique itemsor delicious cuisine perfectfor anyone looking to have a meal out during their visit here! Mid-sized city - South-central California, at the southern end of the Central Valley.
State: California
County: Kern County
Metro Area: Bakersfield Metro Area
City: Tehachapi
Zip Codes: 93561
Cost of Living: -0.2% lower
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 492 ft above sea level
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Low rainfall
Mild winters
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High unemployment
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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.


The unemployment rate in Tehachapi is 11.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tehachapi jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Tehachapi's cost of living is 0.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Tehachapi's Cost of Living

June, September and July are the most pleasant months in Tehachapi, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Kern county remained strongly Republican, 53.9% to 43.7%. More Voting Stats

Tehachapi's population is 13,346 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 8.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 21.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Tehachapi is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.8%.

Tehachapi public schools spend $8,294 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.2 students per teacher in Tehachapi. More Education

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Housing Market in Tehachapi

It's a good time to buy in Tehachapi. Home Appreciation is up 3.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Tehachapi is .

Reviews for Tehachapi   8 Reviews
Not a Place for Teenagers - 4/22/2020
We moved out of the Los Angeles/Orange County area to escape the traffic. When we moved to bear Valley Springs (about 15 miles outside of Tehachapi) there was literally... Read More

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Not my cup of tea - 10/7/2018
I lived here for over 18 years before moving away and still don't miss this town. This town is great for the elderly and young families but not great for teens and young... Read More

Mountain Gem Between to Metro Areas - 6/28/2017
Tehachapi is a Mountain Community in the southern part of the Sierra Nevada between the Central Valley (Bakersfield) and the Antelope Valley (Mojave, Palmdale,... Read More

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