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North Edwards, California
—  CDP  —
Location in Kern County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°01′00″N 117°49′58″W / 35.0166667°N 117.83278°W / 35.0166667; -117.83278Coordinates: 35°01′00″N 117°49′58″W / 35.0166667°N 117.83278°W / 35.0166667; -117.83278
Country United States
State California
County Kern
 - N/A
 - Senate Roy Ashburn (R)
 - Assembly Bill Maze (R)
 - U. S. Congress Kevin McCarthy (R)
 - Total 12.8 sq mi (33.1 km2)
 - Land 12.8 sq mi (33.1 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation [1] 2,293 ft (699 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,227
 - Density 95.9/sq mi (37.1/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93523
Area code(s) 661
FIPS code 06-51812
GNIS feature ID 1661115

North Edwards (formerly, Edgemont Acres and North Muroc)[1] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. North Edwards is located 7.25 miles (12 km) south-southeast of Castle Butte and north of Edwards Air Force Base,[2] at an elevation of 2293 feet (699 m).[1] The population was 1,227 at the 2000 census.



North Edwards is located at 35°01′00″N 117°49′58″W / 35.0166667°N 117.83278°W / 35.0166667; -117.83278.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.8 square miles (33.1 km²), of which, 12.8 square miles (33.1 km²) of it is land and 0.08% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,227 people, 472 households, and 336 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 96.0 people per square mile (37.0/km²). There were 593 housing units at an average density of 46.4/sq mi (17.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.98% White, 1.96% Black or African American, 2.69% Native American, 2.12% Asian, 0.65% Pacific Islander, 2.77% from other races, and 3.83% from two or more races. 7.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 472 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,547, and the median income for a family was $44,125. Males had a median income of $43,828 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,103. About 13.8% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

Town Culture

North Edwards is home to one market, one restaurant, and five churches. For mostly reasons of economic viability, several prior establishments have been closed over the years, including a bar (The Red Barn), pizza parlor (Chuck's Pizza), hardware store (Hillman's True Value), movie rental, bowling alley (due to arson), and the local elementary school (Richard B. Lynch). Today, the town serves mainly as a bedroom community for those wishing to live near either Edwards Air Force Base or the U.S. Borax mine in Boron. Per capita, North Edwards is populated by a significantly large number of Mormons.


  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: North Edwards, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1081. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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