Bakersfield, California

Population 358,600

Bakersfield is located in Kern County, CA. The population is 358,600, making Bakersfield the largest city in Kern County and the 9th largest city in the state of California.

There are 144 public schools in Bakersfield with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Bakersfield is high , and there are 1,483 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Bakersfield is very high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Bakersfield property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Bakersfield include Greenfield, Fuller Acres and Lamont.

Bakersfield Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 20.2%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 57.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 22%

Crime Rate

46% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 750
  • Violent Crimes: 455
  • Robbery: 181
  • Burglary: 1
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

64.68% Higher than national avg.
  • 1,483 offenders in Bakersfield
  • 41.36 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

894 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 38
  • Superfunds: 58
  • Tanks & Spills: 797


Very High 9.0%
  • California unemployment average: 8.4%
  • National unemployment average: 6.2%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

144 Public Schools view public schools

There are 144 K-12 public schools in Bakersfield, CA and 24 private schools. Homefacts rates Bakersfield's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

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Crime view details

1,483 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$299,999 compared to May 2020
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

1,659 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Bakersfield, CA issued 1,659 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 1,659 permits, 1277 were issued for single family homes and 382 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Bakersfield, CA issued 1,524 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 1,524 permits, 1166 were issued for single family homes and 358 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $764
  • 1 Bedroom: $782
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,018
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,468
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,747

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Environmental Hazards

894 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (297/297)
    Bakersfield, CA has 100% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Bakersfield, CA is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index VERY HIGH 7.05 Average
    Bakersfield, CA is a very high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 49.13°
  • February 52.78°
  • March 57.97°
  • April 62.67°
  • May 70.94°
  • June 77.47°
  • July 84.98°
  • August 83.84°
  • September 79.66°
  • October 66.82°
  • November 56.34°
  • December 44.6°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield, CA has a very high risk of earthquakes.
Bakersfield, CA has no risk of hurricanes.
Bakersfield, CA has a very low risk of hail storms.
Bakersfield, CA has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Bakersfield, CA: $59,233


Unemployment in Bakersfield is 9.0%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 8.4% and 6.2% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 42.98%
White Collar - 57.02%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Jerry Brown
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein

City Representatives

  • David Valadao
  • Kevin McCarthy

Neighborhood Info

6 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

127 FCC Towers view all