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Valley Acres, California
—  CDP  —
Location in Kern County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°12′22″N 119°24′24″W / 35.20611°N 119.40667°W / 35.20611; -119.40667Coordinates: 35°12′22″N 119°24′24″W / 35.20611°N 119.40667°W / 35.20611; -119.40667
Country United States
State California
County Kern
 - N/A
 - Senate Roy Ashburn (R)
 - Assembly Jean Fuller (R)
 - U. S. Congress Kevin McCarthy (R)
 - Total 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)
 - Land 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation [1] 420 ft (128 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 512
 - Density 124.9/sq mi (48.3/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93268
Area code(s) 661
FIPS code 06-81722
GNIS feature ID 1661615

Valley Acres is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. Valley Acres is located 5.25 miles (8.4 km) north-northeast of Taft,[2] at an elevation of 420 feet (128 m).[1] The population was 512 at the 2000 census.



Valley Acres is located at 35°12′22″N 119°24′24″W / 35.20611°N 119.40667°W / 35.20611; -119.40667.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²), all of it land.


The community was founded in 1937.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 512 people, 183 households, and 144 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 124.6 people per square mile (48.1/km²). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 47.2/sq mi (18.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.84% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 1.76% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.59% Pacific Islander, 4.69% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 7.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 183 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 109.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,477, and the median income for a family was $48,958. Males had a median income of $36,513 versus $45,357 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,013. About 5.1% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Valley Acres, 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. 1122. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  


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