Kern County, CA

Current Temperature ° Population 856,158

Homefacts County Report

Schools

School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 26.7%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 57.1%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 16.2%

Registered Offenders

19.70% Higher than national avg.
  • 1,678 offenders in Kern County
  • 19.60 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $209,000
  • Median Sales Price: $200,000
  • Foreclosures: 1,523
  • Homes For Sale: 4,104
  • Homes For Rent: 52

Environmental Hazards

1,681 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 71
  • Superfunds: 127
  • Tanks & Spills: 1,482

Unemployment

High 8.1%
  • California unemployment average: 4.7%
  • National unemployment average: 4.1%

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266 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 266 K-12 public schools in Kern County, CA and 38 private schools. Homefacts rates Kern County's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

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Crime view details

1,678 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index

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Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$209,000 compared to September 2016
Median Sales Price
$200,000 compared to September 2016

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    10.3%
  • Rented
    38.9%
  • Owned
    50.7%

4,104 Homes For Sale View All

$264,000
19883 Brite Valley Road
Tehachapi, CA 93561
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$269,000
3113 Esperanza Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93313
4 Beds | 2 Baths
$369,950
804 Coyote Springs Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93312
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$139,900
801 Wilson Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93308
2 Beds | 1 Baths

1,523 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
$182,099  
$54,000
Glendower
Edwards AFB, CA 93523
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$39,000
Gage
Bakersfield, CA 93305
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$124,000
Shelby
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
4 Beds | 2 Baths
$132,346
Lisa Ann Ct
Bakersfield, CA 93308
3 Beds | 2 Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

2,297 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Kern County, CA issued 2,297 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 2,297 permits, 1885 were issued for single family homes and 412 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Kern County, CA issued 2,231 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 2,231 permits, 1708 were issued for single family homes and 523 were issued for multi-family homes.
All Housing Single Family Housing Multi-Family Housing

Building Permits By Year

52 Rental Properties View All

$1,800
1714 N Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93308
-- Beds | -- Baths
$2,200
0 Fairfax Road
Bakersfield, CA 93307
-- Beds | -- Baths
$1,300
17651 Dike Court
Tehachapi, CA 93561
3 Beds | -- Baths
$1,200
29918 Greenwater Drive
Tehachapi, CA 93561
2 Beds | -- Baths

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Environmental Hazards

1681 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
    in Kern County, CA
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  • Registered Polluters
    in Kern County, CA
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  • Superfunds
    in Kern County, CA
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  • Tanks & Spills
    in Kern County, CA
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HAZARDOUS (0/0)
    Kern County, CA has 0% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Kern County, CA is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index VERY HIGH 7.72 Average
    Kern County, 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 Kern County, CA

Earthquakes
Kern County, CA has a very high risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Kern County, CA has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Kern County, CA has a very low risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Kern County, CA has a very low risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Kern County, CA: $51,342

Unemployment

Unemployment in Kern County is 8.1%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 4.7% and 8.4% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 53.99%
White Collar - 46.01%

Politics

State Representatives

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

Neighborhood Info

37 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

338 FCC Towers view all

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