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Welcome to Tehachapi ...

The city of Tehachapi is located in Kern County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Tehachapi has a population of 12,630 people<1> (see below for details).

Tehachapi was incorporated August 13, 1909.

The community of Tehachapi is 3,960 feet [1,207 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Tehachapi is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Tehachapi: (661)

The ZIP codes for Tehachapi: 93561, 93581<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tehachapi had a population of 14,414 people. This makes Tehachapi the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Tehachapi represents 0.04% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 326th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,414 people, the population of Tehachapi increased 31.55% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 10,957 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Tehachapi had an population of 12,630 people. This is a decrease of 12.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.27% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Tehachapi ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Tehachapi and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   DirectionDistance
Bear Valley Springs   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Caliente   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Girard - Historic   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Gold Town - Historic   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Keene   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mojave   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

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 Tehachapi. 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 Tehachapi. 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 Tehachapi. Our list includes 9 papers.

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

Websites for Tehachapi ...

Official Website:   www.tehachapicityhall.com/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.tehachapi.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tehachapi ...

Looking for more information about Tehachapi? 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 Tehachapi, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tehachapi.

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The Communities of California

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tehachapi: www.tehachapicityhall.com/

The official website for Kern County: www.co.kern.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tehachapi - 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 Tehachapi). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tehachapi 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' distance from Tehachapi. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tehachapi) 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 Tehachapi. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tehachapi

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tehachapi. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1321, Longitude: -118.4476     [Map].

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