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Kern County, California; Bakersfield city, California; United States

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Kern County, California
Bakersfield city, California
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA 328,239,523
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA 328,239,523
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 896,764 383,579 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA 308,758,105
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 839,619 348,255 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA 6.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 6.8% 10.1% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 839,631 347,483 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.8%
8.4%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
28.9%
30.1%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.0%
9.7%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
48.7%
50.8%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.3%
68.2%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.3%
7.4%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
2.6%
1.1%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.4%
7.3%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.1%
3.9%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
54.0%
49.5%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
33.5%
33.5%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 36,855 13,897 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 20.0% 18.4% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 300,377 X 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 58.0% 58.7% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $205,200 $240,900 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,490 $1,666 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $437 $499 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $956 $1,078 $1,023
Building permits, 2018 2,452 X 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 267,913 116,854 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 3.18 3.18 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.3% 85.0% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 44.1% 41.1% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 85.4% 91.3% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 76.8% 84.4% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 73.8% 80.4% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 16.1% 21.8% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 8.0% 7.5% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.6%
8.7%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.0% 63.8% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.1% 56.5% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,092,151 713,421 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,675,000 3,073,591 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,890,714 646,187 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,987,888 3,693,077 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,640,550 5,263,757 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,092 $14,679 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 23.3 22.6 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $52,479 $62,340 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $22,553 $26,323 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
20.5%
18.5%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 12,924 X 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 189,762 X 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 8,548,327 X 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 -0.4% X 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 47,788 X 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 51,393 25,938 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 25,177 13,070 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 20,004 10,008 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 26,610 14,254 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 23,006 10,662 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,770 1,744 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 45,383 22,871 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 103.3 2,444.2 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 8,131.92 142.16 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 06029 0603526 00
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.

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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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