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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Taft

it has a transport system and it is near lots of gyms and solons. they are also a lot of car retail shops near by

It is like Mayberry. People are cordial and helpful. There is even a house with a live goat on the front porch just around the corner.

I like that all the neighbors are friends. We all hang out together in the court. All of our children get along and feel safe playing outside together. I like that we are close to shopping and place to eat.

Things that are unique is parks nearby and the people. My favorite local businesses are flower shops and a store close to my home. I like to go camping with family and friends.

It is safe, people are friendly, and it is easy to get to places I need to.

I love that there's a lot of places within walking distance. There's a dollar store, a convienence store, a park, an elementary, middle & high school all within a 3 - 4 block radius.

Who Lives Here

Taft Demographics

Education

High School

67%

Associate's

24%

Bachelor's

7%

Master's

2%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

26%

3 people

25%

4 people

30%

5 people

7%

6+ people

12%

Household Income

0-50k

55%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

6%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

16%

10-20

16%

20-45

35%

45-65

21%

65+

11%

Getting Around Taft

Taft Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

50%

15-30 Mins

17%

30-40 Mins

15%

40-60 Mins

11%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3939

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

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Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 1 of 1 renters

Percentage: 4444

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

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Taft Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Taft

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All About

Living in Taft, CA

Taft is a small town in California with a population of just over 9,000. Children under 5 account for a higher percentage of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%), making it a great place to raise a family, while retirees account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 36, skew younger than most cities in California. A slight majority of residents own their homes (54%) as opposed to renting (46%) in Taft. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $947/month, which is substantially less than the state average.

Taft has an average commute time of about 25 minutes, quicker than the California average of about 32 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing means of commuting to work, opted for by 26% of workers, while public transportation is not extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

Seven percent of the population in Taft works in agriculture, making it the most common industry. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in construction, making it the top profession in the town. Taft workers bring in an average annual income of around $63,000, about $23,000 less than the average California resident. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average, Taft has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (25%). Additionally, 4% have a Bachelor's degree and 1% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.