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Rosamond
Rosamond
California
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Rosamond is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, USA, near the Los Angeles county line. 20 miles (32 km) north of Palmdale, in the Antelope Valley, the westernmost desert valley of the Mojave Desert. Rosamond is also 13 miles (21 km) south of Mojave, and 11 miles (18 km) north of Lancaster at an elevation of 2,342 feet (714 m). According to 2010 United States census data, the town population was 18,150. The Postal Service shows portions of Rosamond as having the names Tropico Village, California, named after a mine, and Willow Springs. Rosamond Skypark Airport, Federal Aviation Administration identifier L00 (with two zeroes), is located at 34°52′15″N 118°12′32″W and features a paved 3,600-foot (1,100 m) runway. Wired telephone numbers in Rosamond follow the format (661) 256-xxxx and the entire city is included in ZIP Code 93560. Rosamond contains the Rosamond urban area, according to the 2010 Census. The Rosamond urban area had a population of 16,000, with a land area of 6.33 square miles (16.39 km2) and a population density of 2,528 per square mile ( 976 per km2) in 2010.

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Rosamond is not a fast paced location and from what I have seen in the last 20 or so years everyone (seniors and non-seniors) seem friendly and helpful.

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How did California earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. California has a state sales tax of 7.25%. Of particular interest is that California does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. California has an effective property tax rate of 0.79%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how California earned its state tax grade of C.

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