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Welcome to Wasco ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wasco has a population of 28,025 people<2> (see below for details).

Wasco was established in 1899 and was incorporated December 22, 1945.

The community of Wasco is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Wasco is within the boundaries of the (661) area code.

The ZIP code for Wasco: 93280<4>

Websites for Wasco ...

Official Website: www.ci.wasco.ca.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wasco had an population of 28,025 people. This is an increase of 9.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wasco had a population of 25,545 people. This makes Wasco the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Wasco represents 0.07% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 260th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,545 people, the population of Wasco increased 20.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 21,263 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wasco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Wasco - they are located in Illinois and Oregon.

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

Communities near Wasco ...

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

  • Delano (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delano
    • Delano lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Wasco and is located in Kern County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,041 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delano
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delano<6>
  • Shafter (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shafter
    • Shafter lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Wasco and is located in Kern County
    • 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 (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McFarland
    • McFarland lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Wasco and is located in Kern County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,482 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McFarland<6>
  • Famoso (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Famoso
    • Famoso lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Wasco and is located in Kern County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Famoso
  • Semitropic (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Semitropic
    • Semitropic lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Wasco and is located in Kern County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semitropic
  • Minter Village (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter Village
    • Minter Village lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Wasco and is located in Kern County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter Village
  • Vinland (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinland
    • Vinland lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Wasco and is located in Kern County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinland
  • Cawelo (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cawelo
    • Cawelo lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Wasco and is located in Kern County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cawelo
  • Crome (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crome
    • Crome lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Wasco and is located in Kern County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crome
  • Buttonwillow (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wasco. 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 Wasco.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wasco. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wasco.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wasco ...

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

Adding Wasco to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wasco 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 Wasco was on a map titled Road Map for California (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

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About Kern County

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The official website for Wasco: www.ci.wasco.ca.us/

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

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

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 Wasco.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wasco - 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 Wasco). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wasco 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wasco) 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 Wasco. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WascoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wasco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5943, Longitude: -119.3426    
<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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