Our Location

Distance from Kern County

Location is a key advantage to doing business in Wasco. The city is within the logistics hub of Central California and the entire western region. Easy access to the major highways means that you can reach 36 million consumers in a quick, four-hour truck drive.

The world’s eighth largest economy is quickly accessed from Wasco via Interstate 5 and 15 and Highways 43, 46, 58 and 99. A short two-hour drive will take you to the Pacific coast, Fresno, or the Los Angeles area.

2022 logistics map
Los Angeles73 miles
Port of Long Beach96 miles
Fresno110 miles
Riverside164 miles
San Diego193 miles
Las Vegas, Nevada196 miles
Port of Oakland230 miles
Stockton233 miles
San Francisco258 miles
Sacramento260 miles
Phoenix, Arizona404 miles
Salt Lake City, Utah657 miles
Albuquerque, New Mexico755 miles
Denver, Colorado985 miles

Local Workforce

Business NameNumber of Employees
Wasco State Prison1,470 employees
Wasco Union Elementary School District
725 employees 
Sunny Gem
250 employees
Wasco High School District
180 employess
Pacific Ag Management
178 employees
Bethlehem Construction, Inc.
130 employees
South Valley Farms 
130 employees
City of Wasco80 employees
Sun World
30 employees
Weeks Roses
47 employees

Ports of Entry

Major Highways

  • North/South Routes: Interstate 5 and Highway 99
  • East/West Routes: Highway 58 connecting with Interstate 40, Interstate 15, and US-3

Rail Service

  • Burlington Northern/Santa Fe (BNSF)
  • Rail America
  • Union Pacific

Deep Water Ports

  • Port of Los Angeles
  • Port of Long Beach