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California City, CA

California City is a city incorporated in 1965 in the northern Antelope Valley in Kern County, California. The population was 14,120 at the 2010 census, up from 8,385 at the 2000 census. California City has one landowners’ resort, one PGAgolf course, one prison, and one municipal airport. Much of the workforce of Edwards Air Force Base, which is located just to the south of the city, is made up of city residents. Other major sources of employment include California City Correctional Center, Silver Saddle, Mojave Air and Space Port and its flight test operations, the new Hyundai/Kia Proving Grounds located to its southwest, and nearby cities such as Tehachapi, Ridgecrest, Boron, Palmdale, and Lancaster. California City is 65 miles (105km) southwest of Death Valley National Park.

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