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Welcome to Delano ...

The city of Delano is located in Kern County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Delano has a population of 53,138 people<1> (see below for details).

Delano was established in 1873 and was incorporated April 13, 1915.

From The Origin of Certain Place Names,<2> the origin of Delano is described as "Named for Columbus Delano, Secretary of the Interior under President Grant."

The community of Delano is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Delano: (661)

The ZIP codes for Delano: 93215-93216<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Delano had a population of 53,041 people (or 6.32% of the total population of Kern County). This makes Delano the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Delano represents 0.14% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 160th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 53,041 people, the population of Delano increased 36.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 38,824 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Delano had an population of 53,138 people. This is an increase of 0.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.87% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Delano ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Delano and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Allensworth   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ducor   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Earlimart   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Famoso   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
McFarland   [Map]   15,093   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pixley   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Delano ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Delano - they are located in Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Virginia and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Delano.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Delano. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Delano. 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 Delano. Our list includes 12 papers.

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

Websites for Delano ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Delano ...

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Delano. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The full book title is The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition). See our References and Mentions section for Delano.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Delano - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 Delano). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Delano or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Delano includes: 93215 & 93216.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Delano. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Delano) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Delano. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7702, Longitude: -119.2473     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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