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Arvin, California

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Welcome to Arvin ...

The city of Arvin is located in Kern County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Arvin has a population of 21,851 people<2> (see below for details).

Arvin was established in 1907 and was incorporated December 21, 1960.

The community of Arvin is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Arvin lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Arvin is located in the (661) area code.

The ZIP code for Arvin: 93203<4>

Websites for Arvin ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Arvin had an population of 21,851 people. This is an increase of 13.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 68.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Arvin had a population of 19,304 people. This makes Arvin the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Arvin represents 0.05% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 297th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,304 people, the population of Arvin increased 49% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,956 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Arvin.

Adding Arvin to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Arvin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Arvin elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Arvin on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Arvin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Arvin.

  • Bakersfield [Kern County]
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    • Bakersfield [Kern County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Arvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 384,145 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersfield<6>
  • Weedpatch [Kern County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weedpatch
    • Weedpatch [Kern County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Arvin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weedpatch
  • Lamont [Kern County]
  • Fuller Acres [Kern County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller Acres
    • Fuller Acres [Kern County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Arvin
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alameda [Kern County]
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      • Alameda [Kern County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Arvin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alameda
    • Edison [Kern County]
    • Bear Valley Springs [Kern County]
    • Mettler [Kern County]
    • Pumpkin Center [Kern County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Center
      • Pumpkin Center [Kern County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Arvin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkin Center
    • Caliente [Kern County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arvin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arvin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arvin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Arvin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arvin. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Arvin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arvin ...

Looking for more information about Arvin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Arvin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Arvin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for California

About Kern County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Arvin:

The official website for Kern County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Kern, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arvin.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arvin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Arvin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Arvin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arvin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arvin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arvin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arvin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2018, Longitude: -118.8331    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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