Rosamond is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California, northeast of Los Angeles in the Antelope Valley, the westernmost desert valley of the Mojave Desert. It has a significant number of military personnel who are residents, primarily from the United States Air Force, but also of late the United States Marine Corps as well, forming a large off-base contingent attatched to adjacent Edwards Air Force Base. According to 2000 United States census data, the CDP had a total population of 14,349. However, those numbers do include active duty military personnel and their family members; thus, the numbers reflect many individuals who are temporary residents.
Web Sites and Links
Feline Conservation CenterNon-profit zoo and research center focusing on wild cats.
Kern County RacewayUnofficial site provides information and history on the now defunct track which closed in 1997. Press releases, race results, standings, track records and action photos.