This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Taft has a very low population density. Taft is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Taft, CA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Taft, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Taft has a population density of 402, with 6,094 current residents.
Out of the 6,094 current residents, 53% are male and 47% are female. 64% of the residents are married and 36% are single.
- 76% Sun
- 6% Rain
- 0% Snow
70°F average temperature
- 42 years Median home age
- $73,360 Median home price
- -23.93% Home appreciation rate
- 11.82% Annual property tax
As for living in Taft, the air quality is 1% and the weather, on average, is 76% sunny, 6% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 70°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Taft, you should know that 58% of homes are owned while 31.8% of homes are rented, and 10.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $73,360, the median age of homes is 42 years, the annual home appreciation is -23.93% and the annual property tax is 11.82%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of Taft, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Taft’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Taft is 32 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 40.14% Democratic, 57.89% Republican, and 1.98% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:17
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
75%High school diploma
8%Some college or associates degree
3%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Taft, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 14.50% of residents are unemployed in Taft (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Taft residents: 11.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 11.72% are in the arts and sciences field, 20.8% are in the customer service field, 22.9% are in the sales field, 1.88% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 17.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 13.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:17. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 75.32%, 7.92% of residents have an associate’s degree, 7.17% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 3.21% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Taft, you should be aware that the average commute time is 17 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Taft have a few different options. 76% of commuters use their own cars, 15% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.