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Tehachapi is a city in Kern County, in the Bakersfield metro area.
The community name derives from an Indian term to describe a local creek
The latitude of Tehachapi is 35.132N. The longitude is -118.448W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,970 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,434.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tehachapi demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kern County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bakersfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93561 ZIP code.
15% of Tehachapi residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tehachapi ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tehachapi was $18,220, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Tehachapi residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tehachapi, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $398. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $943.
Libraries in Tehachapi include Tehachapi Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Tehachapi include Tehachapi News
Kern County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tehachapi political report.
The average commute time for Tehachapi workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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