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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Rosamond is approximately 14,349 (2000), 18150 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,117 (1990), 6197 (2010).
The amount of land area in Rosamond is 52.235 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Rosamond is 52.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rosamond to Washington DC is 2418 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 315 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rosamond is positioned 34.86 degrees north of the equator and 118.19 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Rosamond elevation is 2,326 feet above sea level.
Rosamond median income is $ 42,307 (2000).
The Rosamond median home price is $ 89,000 (2000).
Rosamond average annual precipitation is 8.5 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 44.8 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 58.0 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80.9 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 62.7 degrees F.


about 12 miles from Lancaster in the southern California Mojave Desert. Other nearby communities include Mojave, Quartz Hill, Edwards AFB, Desert View Highlands, Palmdale and Tehachapi.
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History & History Related Items

Rosamond was established in 1877 and named for the daughter of a Southern Pacific Railroad official. The railroad owned the townsite. First industries in town were mining and cattle. Later, during the 1890's, gold was discovered. Miners thronged to the area to strike it rich. The industry waned for many years, but had a small boom in the 1930's. It was also during this time that Muroc Army Air Field was established. It is now known as Edwards Air Force Base.

Here is a good history page from the Rosamond Town Council.
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Learn more about Rosamond at this informative site.

Edwards Air Force Base is near here.

The Cat House
EFBC's Feline Conservation Center
HCR 1 Box 84
Rosamond CA 93560
Phone: 661-256-3793
Recording: 661-256-3332

Mojave-Rosamond Gold District

Willowsprings International Raceway
3500 75th Street West
Rosamond, CA 93560
Ticket office: 661-256-6666
Administration: 661-256-2471
Fax: 661-256-9140
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Rosamond City Government

Rosamond Town Council
P.O. Bopx 626
Rosamond, CA 93560

Rosamond Community Services District
3179 35th Street W
Rosamond, CA 93560
Phone: 661-256-3411
Fax: 661-256-2557

Rosamond Historical Events

1998, April 7
At a community pageant held at Rosamond High School on April 7, 1998, three new community queens were selected to reign and represent their community for one year. Those chosen were Little Miss Rosamond - Lindsey Faith Williams, Junior Miss Rosamond -Tiffany Leon, and Miss Rosamond - Lindsey Cass. These girls will have a lot of responsibilities throughout the year and will be expected to attend many community events.

Rosamond Chamber

Antelope Valley Chambers Of Commerce
2861 Diamond St
Rosamond, CA 93560
Phone: 661-256-3248
Fax: 661-256-3249

Rosamond Organizations

Antelope Valley Chambers Of Commerce
2861 Diamond St
Rosamond, CA 93560
Phone: 661-256-3248
Fax: 661-256-3249

Rosamond Libraries

Rosamond Public Library
3611 W Rosamond Blvd
Rosamond, CA 93560-7653
Phone: 805-256-3236

Library information

Rosamond Schools

Kern County Superintendent of Schools
3082 Glendower Street
Rosamond, CA 93560
Phone: 661-256-1247

Southern Kern Unified School District

Rosamond High School
2925 W Rosamond Blvd
Rosamond, CA 93560-6474
Phone: 661-256-5020

Tropico Middle School
3180 Mojave-Tropico Rd.
P.O. Drawer CC
Rosamond, CA 93560
Phone: 661-256-5040

Rosamond Elementary School
1981 Rosamond Boulevard
Rosamond, California 93560
Phone: (661)256-5050 Rosamond


The population of Rosamond was:
1990 - 7,430
2000 - 14,349

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