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Kern County, California

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Kern County, California
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 909,235
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 839,631
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 34,238
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 19.7%
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 306,170
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 59.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $241,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,676
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $495
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,063
Building permits, 2022 2,688
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 274,705
Persons per household, 2017-2021 3.19
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 88.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 44.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 91.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 85.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 75.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 17.6%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 8.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 57.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 52.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,507,558
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,574,822
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,692,775
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,382,835
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $10,574
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 23.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $58,824
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $25,328
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2021 13,731
Total employment, 2021 193,738
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 10,278,457
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -4.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 51,255
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,696
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,887
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,841
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,149
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,175
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 499
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,765
Population per square mile, 2020 111.8
Population per square mile, 2010 103.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 8,134.65
Land area in square miles, 2010 8,131.92
FIPS Code 06029
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.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

The vintage year (e.g., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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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