Bakersfield, CA Demographic Data

Bakersfield, CA Summary

Bakersfield is located in Kern County in California
  • Population: 358,600
  • Area: 143.61 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 142.16 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 1.45 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 2,497.05 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 377.30 ft
  • Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Bakersfield, CA Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
191,225
51%
50.8
Male
185,146
49%
49.2
Total Population
376,371
 
323,128,000

Bakersfield, CA Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
30,640
8.1% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
31,316
8.3% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
32,142
8.5% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
29,152
7.7% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
30,815
8.2% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
58,250
15.5% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
48,386
12.9% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
40,588
10.8% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
21,894
5.8% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
17,578
4.7% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
21,761
5.8% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
9,353
2.5% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
4,496
1.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
263,505
70.0%
77.2
Female
136,365
51.8%
51.3
Male
127,140
48.2%
48.7
21 Years and over
246,456
65.5%
73.1
62 Years and over
46,891
12.5%
18.8
65 Years and over
35,610
9.5%
15.2
Female
19,866
55.8%
55.8
Male
15,744
44.2%
44.2
Median Age (years)
31
0.0%
0.0

Bakersfield, CA Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
362,143
96.2% 
96.8
White
239,824
63.7% 
72.6
Black or African American
24,364
6.5% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
4,766
1.3% 
0.8
Asian
30,417
8.1% 
5.4
Asian Indian
12,098
3.2% 
1.2
Chinese
2,479
0.7% 
1.3
Filipino
8,352
2.2% 
0.9
Japanese
740
0.2% 
0.2
Korean
2,567
0.7% 
0.4
Vietnamese
1,170
0.3% 
0.6
Other Asian
3,011
0.8% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
912
0.2% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
61,860
16.4% 
5.1
Two or More Races
14,228
3.8% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
190,052
50.5% 
17.8
Mexican
168,926
44.9% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
1,684
0.4% 
1.7
Cuban
236
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
19,206
5.1% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
186,319
49.5% 
82.2

Bakersfield, CA Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
21,551
9.7% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
23,425
10.5% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
55,702
25.1% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
52,531
23.6% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
20,235
9.1% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
33,073
14.9% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
15,789
7.1% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
44,976
20.2%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
177,330
79.8%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
48,862
22.0%
31.2

Bakersfield, CA Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
106,843
37.9%
33.7%
Now Married
130,889
46.4%
47.5
Divorced
26,106
9.2%
11.0%
Separated
7,982
2.8%
2.0
Widowed
10,453
3.7
5.8%

Bakersfield, CA Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
193,349
55.9%
78.4%
Languages other than english
152,382
44.1%
21.6%
Spanish
123,322
35.7%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
11,613
3.4%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
13,932
4.0%
3.5%
Other Languages
3,515
1.0%
1.1%

Bakersfield, CA Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
6,950
6.0%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
5,593
4.8%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
11,988
10.3%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
10,553
9.1%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
13,617
11.7%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
22,164
19.0%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
15,670
13.4%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
17,681
15.2%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
6,567
5.6%
5.8
$200,000 or more
5,724
4.9%
6.4
Median household income
59,233
 
57,617
Per capita income
24,488
 
31,128

Bakersfield, CA Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
14,372
8.9%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
15,912
9.9%
9.8
Construction
10,651
6.6%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
36,164
22.4%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
8,796
5.4%
6.6
Information
2,060
1.3%
2.1
Manufacturing
8,614
5.3%
10.1
Other services except public administration
7,104
4.4%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
15,085
9.3%
11.4
Public administration
7,770
4.8%
4.6
Retail trade
22,001
13.6%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
8,596
5.3%
5.2
Wholesale trade
4,394
2.7%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
21,513
13.3%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
53,823
33.3%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
18,698
11.6%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
38,278
23.7%
23.3%
Service occupations
29,207
18.1%
18.1%

Bakersfield, CA Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
157,278
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
128,683
81.8%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
17,516
11.1%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
1,153
0.7%
5.1
Walked
1,887
1.2%
2.7
Other means
2,552
1.6%
1.8
Worked at home
5,487
3.5%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
21.9
 
26.6

Bakersfield, CA Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
7,137
6.1%
8.7
1 vehicles
36,201
31.1%
33.2
2 vehicles
45,481
39.0%
37.1
3 or more
27,688
23.8%
21.0

Bakersfield, CA Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
116,507
95.6%
87.6
Owner Occupied
66,709
57.3%
63.1
Renter Occupied
49,798
42.7%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
5,413
4.4%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
1
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
3
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.3
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.1
0.0%
2.5

Bakersfield, CA Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
121,920
1 room
2,450
2.0%
2.4
2 rooms
5,048
4.1%
2.7
3 rooms
10,004
8.2%
9.1
4 rooms
22,563
18.5%
16.5
5 rooms
33,144
27.2%
19.8
6 rooms
21,141
17.3%
17.8
7 rooms
12,628
10.4%
12.0
8 rooms
7,925
6.5%
8.6
9 rooms or more
7,017
5.8%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 
0.0

Bakersfield, CA Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
121,920
 
 
1-unit, detached
85,324
70.0%
61.5
1-unit, attached
2,608
2.1%
5.9
2-units
4,028
3.3%
3.6
3 or 4 units
12,405
10.2%
4.4
5 to 9 units
7,226
5.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
2,585
2.1%
4.4
20 or more units
5,930
4.9%
9.0
Mobile home
1,754
1.4%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
60
0.0%
0.1

Bakersfield, CA Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
4,401
3.6%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
3,781
3.1%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
7,313
6.0%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
11,738
9.6%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
20,265
16.6%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
20,072
16.5%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
21,650
17.8%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
27,095
22.2%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
2,877
2.4%
2.8%
2014 or later
2,728
2.2%
1.4%

Bakersfield, CA Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
75,122
64.5%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
957
0.8%
4.7
Electricity
37,846
32.5%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
41
0.0%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
238
0.2%
1.9
Solar energy
1,069
0.9%
0.1
Other fuel
112
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
1,122
1.0%
1.1

Bakersfield, CA Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
50,896
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
82
0.2%
1.6%
$2,500 to $2,999
2,566
5.0%
7.0%
$3,000 or more
2,671
5.2%
10.3%
$2,000 to $2,499
6,290
12.4%
11.8%
$500 to $999
6,982
13.7%
20.4%
$1,000 to $1,499
15,366
30.2%
28.8%
$1,500 to $1,999
16,939
33.3%
20.1%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
19,392
38.2%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
9,057
17.8%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
4,665
9.2%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
4,969
9.8%
7.0%
35.0% or more
12,697
25.0%
21.3%
Not Computed
116
0.0%
0.0%

Bakersfield, CA Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
49,145 
 
41,631,300 
$3,000 or more
73
0.1%
1.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
189
0.4%
1.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
1,214
2.5%
4.4%
Less than $500
2,032
4.1%
10.7%
$1,500 to $1,999
6,452
13.1%
11.9%
$1,000 to $1,499
17,294
35.2%
28.3%
$500 to $999
21,891
44.5%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
653
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
1,015
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
5,073
10.5%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
6,159
12.7%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
6,253
12.9%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
4,232
8.8%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
4,404
9.1%
9.0%
35.0% or more
22,198
45.9%
40.7%
Not Computed
1,479
0.0%
0.0%

Bakersfield, CA Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
66,709
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
1,692
2.5%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
2,908
4.4%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
6,198
9.3%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
12,373
18.5%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
26,470
39.7%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
12,964
19.4%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
3,014
4.5%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
1,090
1.6%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
236,600
 
205,000
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