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Delano, California

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Welcome to Delano ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Delano has a population of 52,910 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

Delano is located in the (661) area code.

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

Websites for Delano ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Delano had an population of 52,910 people. This is a decrease of 0.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Delano had a population of 53,041 people (which is 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 total 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Delano ...

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

  • Wasco [Kern County]
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    • Wasco [Kern County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Delano
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,734 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wasco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wasco<6>
  • Shafter [Kern County]
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    • Shafter [Kern County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Delano
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,739 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shafter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shafter<6>
  • McFarland [Kern County]
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    • McFarland [Kern County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Delano
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,482 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McFarland<6>
  • Earlimart [Tulare County]
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    • Richgrove [Tulare County]
    • Allensworth [Tulare County] - Historic
    • Famoso [Kern County]
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      • Famoso [Kern County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Delano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Famoso
    • Ducor [Tulare County]
    • Pixley [Tulare County]
    • Saucelito [Tulare County] - Historic
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      • Saucelito [Tulare County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Delano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saucelito have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Delano. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Delano.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Delano.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Delano. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Delano.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Delano to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Delano was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Delano

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

Mentions & References for Delano

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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 Delano.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Delano - 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 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.
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Delano) 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 Delano. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DelanoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Delano. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7702, Longitude: -119.2473    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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