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Rosedale, California
—  CDP  —
Location in Kern County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°23′01″N 119°08′43″W / 35.38361°N 119.14528°W / 35.38361; -119.14528Coordinates: 35°23′01″N 119°08′43″W / 35.38361°N 119.14528°W / 35.38361; -119.14528
Country United States
State California
County Kern
 - N/A
 - Senate Roy Ashburn (R)
 - Assembly Jean Fuller (R)
 - U. S. Congress Kevin McCarthy (R)
 - Total 37.9 sq mi (98.1 km2)
 - Land 37.9 sq mi (98.1 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation [1] 364 ft (111 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 8,445
 - Density 222.8/sq mi (86.1/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93308
Area code(s) 661
FIPS code 06-62854
GNIS feature ID 1652784

Rosedale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. The population was 8,445 at the 2000 census. Formerly a country town 10 miles (16 km) west of Bakersfield, it is now completely surrounded by suburban sprawl and now has the highest household income in Kern County, according to Census estimates.



Rosedale is located at 35°23′01″N 119°08′43″W / 35.38361°N 119.14528°W / 35.38361; -119.14528.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 37.9 square miles (98.1 km²), all of it land.


Rosedale was founded in 1891 as a colony of English farmers.[2] A post office operated at Rosedale from 1891 to 1913.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,445 people, 2,566 households, and 2,304 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 223.1 people per square mile (86.1/km²). There were 2,776 housing units at an average density of 73.3/sq mi (28.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.98% White, 1.22% Black or African American, 1.22% Native American, 1.36% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.30% from other races, and 2.89% from two or more races. 11.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,566 households out of which 49.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.4% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.2% were non-families. 7.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $76,277, and the median income for a family was $83,704. Males had a median income of $61,379 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,414. About 4.5% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Rosedale, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1098. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  


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