Kings County, CA

149,785 Population
1,389.4 square miles 107.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.4%
Ranked 33rd Highest in CA
Population Density
107.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.7%
was 48.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
19.2%
was 17.7%
Ranked 28th Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
27.3%
was 27.4%
Ranked 9th Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
9.6%
was 9.5%
Ranked 40th Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
9.2
was 10.5
Ranked 36th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
16.0%
was 23.6%
Ranked 24th Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$47,241
was $45,746
Ranked 30th Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
43.2
46.8
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
1,045
Ranked 57th Highest in CA
Patents per 100,000
5
Ranked 47th Highest in CA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.3
was 2.6
Ranked 20th Highest in CA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
81.2
was 113.3
Ranked 37th Highest in CA
Property Crimes per 100,000
312.6
was 392.8
Ranked 41st Highest in CA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
45,763
was 45,251
Ranked 36th Highest in CA
Median Rent
$955
was $892
Ranked 30th Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
255
was 272
 
Occupied Housing Units
43,090
was 42,692
 
Homeownership Rate
48.7%
was 48.2%
Ranked 38th Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
250
was 272
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
32.9
was 32.6
Ranked 33rd Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
10.8%
was 10.4%
Ranked 34th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
5
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.1
was 3.1
Ranked 11th Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.7
was 6.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.7
was 1.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.0%
was 97.0%
Ranked 13th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
89.8%
Ranked 25th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.8%
was 95.2%
Ranked 3rd Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
74.6%
was 72.7%
Ranked 34th Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
11.6%
was 16.1%
Ranked 40th Highest in CA

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