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Bakersfield city, California; California

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Bakersfield city, California
California
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 384,145 39,512,223
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 384,145 39,512,223
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 347,817 37,254,519
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10.4% 6.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 347,483 37,253,956
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
8.3%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
29.9%
22.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
10.0%
14.8%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
67.7%
71.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.6%
6.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
1.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
7.4%
15.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.5%
Two or More Races, percent
3.8%
4.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
50.2%
39.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
32.5%
36.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 13,081 1,574,531
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 18.9% 26.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X 14,366,336
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 59.0% 54.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $247,000 $505,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,696 $2,357
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $514 $594
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,104 $1,503
Building permits, 2019 X 110,197
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 117,050 13,044,266
Persons per household, 2015-2019 3.19 2.95
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.6% 87.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 41.6% 44.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 92.8% 93.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 87.0% 86.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 80.1% 83.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 21.9% 33.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.3% 6.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.1%
8.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.6% 63.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 56.5% 57.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 713,421 90,830,372
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,073,591 248,953,592
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 646,187 512,303,164
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,693,077 666,652,186
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,263,757 481,800,461
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,679 $12,665
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 23.0 29.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $63,139 $75,235
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $27,060 $36,955
Persons in poverty, percent
17.4%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X 954,632
Total employment, 2018 X 15,223,664
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X 1,020,958,926
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X 2.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X 3,453,769
All firms, 2012 25,938 3,548,449
Men-owned firms, 2012 13,070 1,852,580
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,008 1,320,085
Minority-owned firms, 2012 14,254 1,619,857
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 10,662 1,819,107
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,744 252,377
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 22,871 3,176,341
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,444.2 239.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 142.16 155,779.22
FIPS Code 0603526 06
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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