Kings County, CA

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2022 Population
152,515
0.413% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.1
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
16.2%
0.929% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,540
8.33% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$281,400
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
52,915
0.835% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kings County, CA had a population of 153k people with a median age of 32.1 and a median household income of $68,540. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kings County, CA grew from 151,887 to 152,515, a 0.413% increase and its median household income grew from $63,267 to $68,540, a 8.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kings County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (30.1%), White (Hispanic) (21.5%), Other (Hispanic) (20.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.6%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.96%).

None of the households in Kings County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.9% of the residents in Kings County, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kings County, CA are West Hills College-Lemoore (1,479 degrees awarded in 2022), San Joaquin Valley College-Hanford Classroom (64 degrees), and Lawrence & Company College of Cosmetology (36 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kings County, CA was $281,400, and the homeownership rate was 54.9%.

Most people in Kings County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Kings County, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kings County, CA is home to a population of 153k people, from which 88.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 18.7% of Kings County, CA residents were born outside of the country (28.5k people).

In 2022, there were 1.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.9k people) in Kings County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.8k White (Hispanic) and 31k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.9%
2022 Citizenship
88%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.9% of Kings County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kings County, CA was 88%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kings County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    45.9k ± 328
  2. White (Hispanic)
    32.8k ± 2.31k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    31k ± 2.03k
56.1%
Hispanic Population
85.6k people

In 2022, there were 1.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.9k people) in Kings County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.8k White (Hispanic) and 31k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

56.1% of the people in Kings County, CA are hispanic (85.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kings County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

18.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
28.5k people
19.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
29.3k people

As of 2022, 18.7% of Kings County, CA residents (28.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kings County, CA was 19.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,806 ± 653
  2. Vietnam
    1,789 ± 244
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,463 ± 357

Kings County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kings County, CA employs 52.9k people. The largest industries in Kings County, CA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8,176 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,536 people), and Public Administration (6,323 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,645), Utilities ($69,792), and Public Administration ($66,226).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

52.9k
2022 Value
± 2,054
0.835%
1 Year growth
± 5.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kings County, CA grew at a rate of 0.835%, from 52.5k employees to 52.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kings County, CA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5,732 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,866 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,268 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kings County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.9k
2022 Value
± 2,054
0.835%
1 Year growth
± 5.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kings County, CA grew at a rate of 0.835%, from 52.5k employees to 52.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kings County, CA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8,176 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,536 people), and Public Administration (6,323 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kings County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Kings County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,378
Median earning men ± $1,994
$33,127
Median earning women ± $1,471

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($74,024), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($63,419), and Wholesale Trade ($61,585).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($74,423), Information ($73,750), and Public Administration ($51,861).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 788
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 373
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 327
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kings County, CA went to Donald J. Trump with 54.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.38%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kings County, CA awarded 1,579 degrees. The student population of Kings County, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,421 male students and 2,558 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kings County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (1,008 and 63.8%), followed by White (299 and 18.9%), Asian (112 and 7.09%), and Black or African American (67 and 4.24%).

The largest universities in Kings County, CA by number of degrees awarded are West Hills College-Lemoore (1,479 and 93.7%), San Joaquin Valley College-Hanford Classroom (64 and 4.05%), and Lawrence & Company College of Cosmetology (36 and 2.28%).

The most popular majors in Kings County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (560 and 35.5%), Child Care Provider (301 and 19.1%), and General Health Services (108 and 6.84%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,979 students enrolled in Kings County, CA, 35.7% men and 64.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 2,708 records, of which 65.9% were women and 34.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 200 degrees awarded
  2. 108 degrees awarded
  3. 69 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kings County, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 200 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Kings County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,479 degrees awarded
  2. 64 degrees awarded
  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Hills College-Lemoore with 1,479 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 392 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kings County, CA, which is 0.33 times less than the 1,187 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,008 degrees mean that there were 3.37 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 299 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,380) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,126) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kings County, CA was $281,400 in 2022, which is 0.998 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $243,300 to $281,400, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Kings County, CA is 54.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kings County, CA have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kings County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kings County, CA is $68,540. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kings County, CA was Census Tract 6.02 with a value of $101,970, followed by Census Tract 4.02 and Census Tract 10.01, with respective values of $93,117 and $89,614.

In 2022, 21.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kings County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.06%.

Property

$281,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,435
$23,924
Median Property Taxes
±$1,195

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kings County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kings County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

54.9%
Homeownership
2022
71.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.9% of the housing units in Kings County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Kings County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6.02
  2. Census Tract 4.02
  3. Census Tract 10.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kings County, CA was Census Tract 6.02 with a value of $101,970, followed by Census Tract 4.02 and Census Tract 10.01, with respective values of $93,117 and $89,614.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kings County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$68,540
Median Household Income
± $2,253
43.6k
Number of Households
± 1,706

In 2022, the median household income of the 43.6k households in Kings County, CA grew to $68,540 from the previous year's value of $63,267.

The following chart displays the households in Kings County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kings County, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.3%)
  2. Carpooled (13.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.49%)

In 2022, 78.3% of workers in Kings County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.7%) and those who worked at home (4.49%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kings County, CA have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% of the workforce in Kings County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kings County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kings County, CA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 21.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kings County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.06%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kings County, CA (22.6k out of 140k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kings County, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17.8% of the children was living in poverty in Kings County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 443 in Kings County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 57.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.6% of the population of Kings County, CA has health coverage, with 36.3% on employee plans, 33% on Medicaid, 7.08% on Medicare, 9.42% on non-group plans, and 6.74% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kings County, CA see 2781 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.89% increase from the previous year (2703 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1591 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 457 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,781 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kings County, CA

Primary care physicians in Kings County, CA see an average of 2,781 patients per year. This represents a 2.89% increase from the previous year (2,703 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kings County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31.7% under 18 years, 23.4% between 18 and 34 years, 33.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.43%
Uninsured
36.3%
Employer Coverage
33%
Medicaid
7.08%
Medicare
9.42%
Non-Group
6.74%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kings County, CA declined by 2.69% from 7.64% to 7.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kings County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 43.8 in Kings County, CA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.3% in Kings County, CA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.4% in Kings County, CA.

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