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Bakersfield city, California

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Bakersfield city, California
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 383,579
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 383,579
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 348,255
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 10.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 347,483
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
8.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
30.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
9.4%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
7.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
49.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
33.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 13,660
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 18.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 57.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $228,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,614
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $469
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,035
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 115,355
Persons per household, 2013-2017 3.19
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 83.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 41.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 89.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 81.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 80.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 21.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 7.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 63.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 56.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 713,421
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,073,591
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 646,187
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,693,077
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,263,757
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,679
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 22.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $60,058
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $25,044
Persons in poverty, percent
19.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 25,938
Men-owned firms, 2012 13,070
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,008
Minority-owned firms, 2012 14,254
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 10,662
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,744
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 22,871
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,444.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 142.16
FIPS Code 0603526
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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