Living in Bakersfield, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Bakersfield SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8

Bakersfield, CA Crime Report

17,992
Total Crimes
4,665.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
81.67%
Above National Average

Bakersfield, CA Cost Of Living

116
Bakersfield's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average

Bakersfield, California Info Snack

Bakersfield is a city in and the county seat of Kern County, California, United States. It covers about 142 square miles (370 km2) near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Valley region. Bakersfield's population is approximately 365,000, making it the ninth-most populous city in California and the 52nd-most populous city in the nation. The Bakersfield–Delano Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Kern County, had a 2010 census population of 839,631, making it the 62nd largest metropolitan area in the United States. The more built-up urban area that includes Bakersfield and areas immediately around the city, such as East Bakersfield, Oildale and Rosedale, has a population of approximately 464,000.
Population
375,699
Unemployment
8.7%
Poverty
18.5%
Median Home
$240,900
Median Income
$62,340
Median Rent
$1,078

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Map Of Bakersfield, CA

Population over time in Bakersfield

Year Population % Change
2017 375,699 0.8%
2016 372,680 1.4%
2015 367,555 1.1%
2014 363,612 1.4%
2013 358,700 1.6%
2012 352,918 1.7%
2011 347,091 2.2%
2010 339,761 2.4%
2009 331,868 -
Crime/100k Bakersfield CA USA
Violent Crime 491.4 447.4 368.9
Murder 8.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 210.3 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 243.8 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 4174.4 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 1043.8 416.2 376.0
Larceny 2410.5 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 720.2 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Bakersfield

White
33.5% (125,841)
African American
7.0% (26,238)
American Indian
0.3% (1,068)
Asian
7.2% (27,029)
Hawaiian
0.2% (730)
Other
0.2% (765)
Two Or More
2.1% (7,877)
Hispanic
49.5% (186,151)
Race Bakersfield CA USA
White 33.5% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 7.0% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 7.2% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.1% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 49.5% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Bakersfield, California

Less than $10,000
5.6% (2,092,718)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.8% (1,801,107)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.6% (3,225,402)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.2% (3,471,037)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.5% (4,707,892)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.1% (6,789,357)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.8% (4,819,135)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.9% (5,959,857)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.7% (2,532,545)
$200,000 or more
5.8% (2,170,845)
Income Bakersfield CA USA
Less than $10,000 5.6% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.8% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.6% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.2% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.5% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.1% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.8% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.9% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.7% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.8% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Bakersfield

Female
50.8% (190,900)
Male
49.2% (184,798)
Gender Bakersfield CA USA
Female 50.8% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.2% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Bakersfield for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
11.0% (41,326)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (37,569)
High School / GED
26.0% (97,681)
Some College
24.0% (90,167)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (30,055)
Bachelor's Degree
14.0% (52,597)
Master's Degree
5.0% (18,784)
Professional Degree
1.0% (3,756)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (3,756)
Education Bakersfield CA USA
< 9th Grade 11.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 14.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Bakersfield

Overall User Rating
1.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Narcotics capital of California. Homelessness worse than Los Angeles. Crime moving in Southwest side of Bakersfield, sad because only good thing going for this town. Prostitution on Union Ave day & night. Roam free like nothing.

Not much to do except for Kern County Fair. Movie theaters, parks, few tiny malls. Not much of a night life.

Downtown taken over by crime.

Safest place hang out is on Buck Owens Blvd aka The Blvd & Crystal Palace.

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