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California; Bakersfield city, California

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California
Bakersfield city, California
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 39,512,223 384,145
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 39,512,223 384,145
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 37,254,519 347,817
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.1% 10.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 37,253,956 347,483
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
8.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.5%
29.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.8%
10.0%
Female persons, percent
50.3%
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.9%
67.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.5%
7.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.6%
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
15.5%
7.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
4.0%
3.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
39.4%
50.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
36.5%
32.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,574,531 13,081
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 26.8% 18.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 14,366,336 X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 54.8% 59.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $505,000 $247,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,357 $1,696
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $594 $514
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,503 $1,104
Building permits, 2019 110,197 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 13,044,266 117,050
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.95 3.19
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 87.1% 85.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 44.2% 41.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 93.0% 92.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 86.7% 87.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 83.3% 80.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 33.9% 21.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.7% 7.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.9%
8.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.3% 63.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.5% 56.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 90,830,372 713,421
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 248,953,592 3,073,591
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 512,303,164 646,187
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 666,652,186 3,693,077
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 481,800,461 5,263,757
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,665 $14,679
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 29.8 23.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $75,235 $63,139
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $36,955 $27,060
Persons in poverty, percent
11.8%
17.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 954,632 X
Total employment, 2018 15,223,664 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 1,020,958,926 X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 2.2% X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 3,453,769 X
All firms, 2012 3,548,449 25,938
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,852,580 13,070
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,320,085 10,008
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,619,857 14,254
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,819,107 10,662
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 252,377 1,744
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,176,341 22,871
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 239.1 2,444.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 155,779.22 142.16
FIPS Code 06 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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). 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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