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Arvin, California

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Welcome to Arvin ...

The city of Arvin is located in Kern County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Arvin has a population of 21,270 people<1> (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.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Arvin: (661)

The ZIP code for Arvin: 93203<3>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Arvin had an population of 21,270 people. This is an increase of 10.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 64.17% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Arvin ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Alameda   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bakersfield   [Map]   380,874   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bear Valley Springs   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Caliente   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Edison   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fuller Acres   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Arvin.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arvin. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arvin. Our list includes 13 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Arvin:

Websites for Arvin ...

Official Website:

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 ...

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About Kern County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Arvin:

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The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arvin.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arvin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 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     [Map].

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