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Population (year 2000): 247,057. Estimated population in July 2005: 295,536 (+19.6% change)
Males: 120,105 (48.6%), Females: 126,952 (51.4%)

Kern County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 30.1 years
Median household income: $39,982 (year 2000)
Median house value: $106,500 (year 2000)

Bakersfield, CA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Bakersfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.1%)
  • Hispanic (32.5%)
  • Other race (18.7%)
  • Black (9.2%)
  • Two or more races (4.4%)
  • American Indian (2.5%)
  • Asian Indian (1.3%)
  • Filipino (1.1%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (10.3%), Irish (7.7%), English (7.1%), United States (5.6%), Italian (3.0%), French (2.1%).California

Elevation: 408 feet

Land area: 113.1 square miles

Bakersfield,

For population 25 years and over in Bakersfield

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bakersfield city

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

13.6% Foreign born (9.4% Latin America, 3.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +61,652 (+33.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (98.8 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: CA Oildale, (4.3 miles CA (10.5 miles Lamont, CA (11.3 miles Weedpatch, CA (11.5 miles Rosedale, CA (17.3 miles Arvin, CA (17.7 miles Shafter, Mettler, CA (20.8 miles) , CA (22.3 miles Tupman,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 1331 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 1997: 1409 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 1998: 1740 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 1999: 1871 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2000: 1982 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2001: 2432 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2002: 2946 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2003: 3664 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2004: 3766 buildings, average cost: $154,700

Latitude: 35.36 N, Longitude: 119.03 W

Bakersfield, California business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.5%), Retail trade (11.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,931 (+0.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 65,935 (66.1%)

Crime in Bakersfield by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 23 22 22 24
    per 100,000 9.3 8.9 8.9 9.7
Rapes 25 34 47 41
    per 100,000 10.1 13.8 19.0 16.6
Robberies 283 324 355 439
    per 100,000 114.5 131.1 143.7 177.7
Assaults 385 460 647 1,010
    per 100,000 155.8 186.2 261.9 408.8
Burglaries 2,304 2,035 2,436 2,693
    per 100,000 932.6 823.7 986.0 1090.0
Thefts 6,104 6,226 6,941 9,415
    per 100,000 2470.7 2520.1 2809.5 3810.9
Auto thefts 1,155 1,154 1,398 1,994
    per 100,000 467.5 467.1 565.9 807.1
280.4 286.8 338.7 444.7

Average climate in Bakersfield, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bakersfield,

Birthplace of: Merle Haggard - (born 1937), songwriter, musician, Brock Marion - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Jun 11, 1970), Colby Lewis - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Detroit Tigers, born: Aug 2, 1979), Cory Hall - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Dec 5, 1976), David Carr - 2005 NFL player (Houston Texans, born: Jul 21, 1979), Joey Porter - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Mar 22, 1977), Rebekka Armstrong - Playboy playmate, Robert Swift - NBA player (Seattle SuperSonics, born: Dec 3, 1985), Todd Walker - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Chicago Cubs, born: May 25, 1973), Casey Mears - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Mar 12, 1978).

Main business address for: BERRY PETROLEUM CO (CRUDE PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS), TRI VALLEY CORP (CRUDE PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Bakersfield:
  • BAKERSFIELD HEART HOSPITAL (3001 SILLECT AVENUE)
  • BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (420 34TH ST BOX 1888)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (901 OLIVE DRIVE)
  • HEALTHSOUTH BAKERSFIELD REHAB HOSPITAL (5001 COMMERCE DRIVE)
  • KERN MEDICAL CENTER (1830 FLOWER STREET)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (2215 TRUXTUN AVENUE)
  • SAN JOAQUIN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (2615 EYE STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Bakersfield, CA

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bakersfield:
  • MEADOWS FIELD (about 6 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA; ID: BFL)
  • VISALIA MUNI (about 71 miles; VISALIA, CA; ID: VIS)
  • OXNARD (about 81 miles; OXNARD, CA; ID: OXR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bakersfield:
  • BAKERSFIELD MUNICIPAL (about 5 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA; ID: L45)
  • SHAFTER-MINTER FIELD (about 15 miles; SHAFTER, CA; ID: MIT)
  • POSO-KERN COUNTY (about 17 miles; FAMOSO, CA; ID: L73)

Amtrak station:
BAKERSFIELD (1501 F ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 91 $319,812 $42,173 11 $8,043
Other Government Administration 52 $236,652 $54,612 0 $0
Sewerage 50 $188,551 $45,252 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 108 $383,923 $42,658 5 $7,346
Streets and Highways 102 $492,927 $57,991 0 $0
Fire - Other 24 $100,299 $50,149 0 $0
Firefighters 171 $1,200,840 $84,269 0 $0
Police - Other 125 $402,231 $38,614 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 299 $1,775,422 $71,254 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 8 $54,059 $81,088 0 $0
Financial Administration 53 $226,521 $51,287 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 149 $681,974 $54,924 0 $0
Water Supply 21 $89,948 $51,398 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 17 $90,792 $64,088 0 $0
Totals for Government 1270 $6,243,951 $58,997 16 $15,389
Colleges/Universities in Bakersfield:
  • BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 7,978; Location: 1801 PANORAMA DR; Public; Website: www.bakersfieldcollege.org/)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-BAKERSFIELD (FT enrollment: 5,273; Location: 9001 STOCKDALE HWY; Public; Website: www.csubak.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 742; Location: 201 NEW STINE RD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sjvc.com)
  • SANTA BARBARA BUSINESS COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 182; Location: 211 S REAL RD; Private, for-profit; Website: sbbcollege.com)
  • LYLES BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE OF BEAUTY (FT enrollment: 118; Location: 2935 F ST; Private, for-profit)
  • NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE-BAKERSFIELD (FT enrollment: 49; Location: 4450 STINE RD STE D; Private, for-profit; Website: www.NTIUSA.COM)
  • MEXICAN AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION (Location: 2001 28TH ST; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bakersfield:
  • TAFT COLLEGE (about 31 miles; Taft, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,801)
  • PORTERVILLE COLLEGE (about 48 miles; PORTERVILLE, CA; FT enrollment: 2,288)
  • ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; LANCASTER, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS (about 69 miles; VISALIA, CA; FT enrollment: 6,295)
  • COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS (about 73 miles; SANTA CLARITA, CA; FT enrollment: 6,024)
  • MOORPARK COLLEGE (about 74 miles; Moorpark, CA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • VENTURA COLLEGE (about 76 miles; VENTURA, CA; FT enrollment: 6,285)
Biggest public high schools in Bakersfield:
  • BAKERSFIELD HIGH (Students: 2,852; Location: 1241 G ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LIBERTY HIGH (Students: 2,531; Location: 925 JEWETTA AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • STOCKDALE HIGH (Students: 2,469; Location: 2800 BUENA VISTA ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WEST HIGH (Students: 2,397; Location: 1200 NEW STINE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CENTENNIAL HIGH (Students: 2,349; Location: 8601 HAGEMAN; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SOUTH HIGH (Students: 2,271; Location: 1101 PLANZ ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • RIDGEVIEW HIGH (Students: 2,238; Location: 8501 STINE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NORTH HIGH (Students: 2,232; Location: 300 GALAXY AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FOOTHILL HIGH (Students: 2,230; Location: 501 PARK DR.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • EAST BAKERSFIELD HIGH (Students: 2,135; Location: 2200 QUINCY ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Bakersfield:
  • GARCES MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 777; Location: 2800 LOMA LINDA DRIVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BAKERSFIELD ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 215; Location: 3333 BERNARD ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN HIGH SCH (Students: 141; Location: PO BOX 80775 5500 OLIVE DRIVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BETHEL APOSTOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 139; Location: 1418 WEST COLUMBUS AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • VALLEY HIGH (Students: 130; Location: 2300 E BRUNDAGE LANE POB 6266; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • GOLDEN STATE BAPTIST SCHOOLS (Students: 34; Location: 427 WOODROW AVENUE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • THE CHAPEL SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: P O BOX 60815; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bakersfield:
  • STIERN (WALTER) MIDDLE (Students: 1,452; Location: 2551 MORNING DR.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EMERSON MIDDLE (Students: 1,040; Location: 801 FOURTH ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LEON H. OLLIVIER MIDDLE (Students: 1,022; Location: 7310 MONITOR ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SEQUOIA MIDDLE (Students: 1,021; Location: 900 BELLE TERRACE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CURRAN MIDDLE (Students: 1,016; Location: 1116 LYMRIC WAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GREENFIELD MIDDLE (Students: 998; Location: 1109 PACHECO ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FREMONT ELEMENTARY (Students: 990; Location: 607 TEXAS ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WARREN (EARL) JR. HIGH (Students: 971; Location: 4615 MOUNTAIN VISTA DR.; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • COUNTY COMMUNITY (Students: 969; Location: 1300 17TH ST. CITY CENTRE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • PALLA (RAFFAELLO) ELEMENTARY (Students: 930; Location: 800 FAIRVIEW ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Bakersfield:
  • STOCKDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 810; Location: 4901 CALIFORNIA AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 750; Location: 2401 BERNARD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST FRANCIS SCHOOL (Students: 498; Location: 2516 PALM STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCH (Students: 289; Location: 124 COLUMBUS; Grades: KG - 8)
  • OLIVE KNOLLS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 231; Location: 6201 FRUITVALE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CARDEN SCHOOL OF BAKERSFIELD (Students: 219; Location: 7900 NILES STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE (Students: 201; Location: 609 E CALIFORNIA AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 168; Location: 4500 BUENA VISTA ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE #2 (Students: 143; Location: 4601 CALIFORNIA AVE; Grades: PK - 1)
  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 4201 STINE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Bakersfield:
  • KERN COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,413,621; Location: 701 TRUXTUN AVE.; 902,681 books; 34,925 audio materials; 18,331 video materials; 566 serial subscriptions)
 

Bakersfield compared to California state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Bakersfield:
  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KGEO (1230 AM; 1 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • KDFO (800 AM; 1 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KGET (970 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWAC (1490 AM; 1 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • KBID (1350 AM; 1 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC)
  • KAFY (1100 AM; 4 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: KAFY, INC.)
  • KERN (1410 AM; 1 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KMAP (1050 AM; 10 kW; FRAZIER PARK, CA; Owner: KMAP, INC.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bakersfield:
  • KPSL-FM (92.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • KKBB (99.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCWR (107.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMANY, INC)
  • K261CO (100.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KLLY (95.3 FM; OILDALE, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY B/CTING CORP. OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KDFO-FM (98.5 FM; DELANO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKDJ (105.3 FM; DELANO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFRB (91.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUZZ-FM (107.9 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY, INC)
  • KISV (94.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KGFM (101.5 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKXX-FM (96.5 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPRX (89.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: WHITE ASH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRFR (104.3 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC)
  • KGZO (90.9 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • KZPO (103.3 FM; LINDSAY, CA; Owner: LINDSAY BROADCASTING)
TV broadcast stations around Bakersfield:
  • K67FS (Channel 67; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY TV OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • K50CL (Channel 50; McKITTRICK, CA; Owner: KERN EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K08MM (Channel 8; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K25FT (Channel 25; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KPMC-LP (Channel 42; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST)
  • KJOI-LP (Channel 34; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • KGET-TV (Channel 17; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

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