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Population in 2012: 358,597 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +45.1%
Males: 177,341  (49.5%)
Females: 181,256  (50.5%)

Median resident age:  30.0 years
California median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 93220, 93301, 93304, 93305, 93306, 93307, 93308, 93309, 93311, 93312, 93313, 93314.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,693 (it was $39,982 in 2000)
Bakersfield:

$53,693
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,360

Bakersfield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $168,100 (it was $103,500 in 2000)
Bakersfield:

$168,100
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $297,546; Detached houses: $308,770; Townhouses or other attached units: $218,635; In 2-unit structures: $190,224; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $202,288; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $232,690; Mobile homes: $88,804; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $54,873
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $309,827; Detached houses: $322,756; Townhouses or other attached units: $229,645; In 2-unit structures: $247,817; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $202,740; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $329,606; Mobile homes: $100,068; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $125,803

Median gross rent in 2012: $991.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 93301, 93304, 93305, 93306, 93307, 93309, 93311, 93312, 93313, 93390.

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  • Hispanic - 163,924 (45.7%)
  • White alone - 127,455 (35.5%)
  • Black alone - 30,271 (8.4%)
  • Asian alone - 25,035 (7.0%)
  • Two or more races - 8,836 (2.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2,536 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 298 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 245 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bakersfield: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (8.8%), Irish (7.3%), English (5.8%), Italian (2.8%), United States (1.8%), French (1.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 408 feet

Land area: 113.1 square miles.

Population density: 3,171 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bakersfield:

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bakersfield city:

  • Never married: 34.8%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

55,056 residents are foreign born (12.3% Latin America, 2.3% Asia).

This city:  17.0%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 1,149 registered sex offenders living in Bakersfield, California as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bakersfield to the number of sex offenders is 312 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,367 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,762 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (95.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Oildale, CA (2.1 miles ), Greenacres, CA (2.2 miles ), Mayfair, CA (2.6 miles ), Fuller Acres, CA (2.8 miles ), Greenfield-Panama, CA (2.8 miles) , Lamont, CA (3.1 miles ), Rosedale, CA (3.1 miles ), Weedpatch, CA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1409 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 1998: 1740 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 1999: 1871 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2000: 1982 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2001: 2432 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2002: 2946 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2003: 3664 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2004: 3766 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2005: 4898 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2006: 3353 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2007: 1820 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2008: 1038 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 2009: 1087 buildings, average cost: $207,600
  • 2010: 816 buildings, average cost: $203,600
  • 2011: 422 buildings, average cost: $218,800
  • 2012: 1091 buildings, average cost: $216,000

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Latitude: 35.36 N, Longitude: 119.03 W

Bakersfield nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): California's Country Music Capital, Bako

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,593 (+0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 95,665 (67.0%)

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Crime rates in Bakersfield by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 23222224233224152527331834
per 100,000 10.18.78.69.18.411.28.04.77.78.29.95.19.6
Rapes 25344741564543414849343957
per 100,000 11.013.518.315.520.415.714.412.914.714.810.211.116.0
Robberies 283324355439527530549629708704641548697
per 100,000 124.5128.8138.6166.5192.2185.4184.1197.3217.1212.8192.2155.9196.0
Assaults 3854606471,0101,3421,0999591,2761,2961,3191,3961,2611,141
per 100,000 169.4182.8252.6383.0489.5384.5321.6400.3397.5398.6418.6358.7320.8
Burglaries 2,3042,0352,4362,6933,0233,7463,7293,5374,1683,8884,2354,3214,994
per 100,000 1014.0808.7951.11021.21102.61310.61250.51109.71278.31175.01270.01229.11404.0
Thefts 6,1046,2266,9419,4159,80710,0349,6239,8539,4769,3418,5078,1239,540
per 100,000 2686.32474.12709.93570.33577.13510.63227.13091.22906.32822.92551.12310.52682.1
Auto thefts 1,1551,1541,3981,9942,2452,6582,5632,6682,5162,3762,4552,3963,220
per 100,000 508.3458.6545.8756.1818.9930.0859.5837.0771.7718.0736.2681.5905.3
Arson 13524714917317918219391161127103125208
per 100,000 59.498.258.265.665.363.764.728.549.438.430.935.658.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 332.2307.6356.3449.2493.4493.0449.9444.3456.8441.3436.0385.4450.2

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Crime rate in Bakersfield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 473 (347 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.98
California average:

2.36

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +61,652 (+33.3%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including electrical and electronic equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Other production occupations (3%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3%)
  • Other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, baggage porters, concierges, and child care workers (3%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (3%)

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Earthquake activity:

Bakersfield-area historical earthquake activity is below California state average. It is 1107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 24.8 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from Bakersfield center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from the city center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 2/9/1971 at 14:00:41, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 UK) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from the city center, causing 65 deaths (65 shaking deaths), causing $535,000,000 total damage
On 6/29/1925 at 14:42:00, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 UK) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from Bakersfield center
On 9/20/1995 at 23:27:36, a magnitude 6.1 (5.0 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.6 MW, 6.1 ML, Depth: 3.4 mi) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kern County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Fires: 9, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bakersfield topographic map

Birthplace of: Ric Drasin - Professional wrestler, Jerry Quarry - Boxer, Doug Loman - Professional baseball player, Erik Paulsen - Politician, Merle Haggard - (born 1937), songwriter, musician, Grant Desme - Baseball player, Jack Hiatt - Baseball player and coach, Shawn Daniels - Basketball player, Jeremy Staat - Athlete and Marine, Sigrid Valdis - Actress.

Main business address for: BERRY PETROLEUM CO (CRUDE PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS), TRI VALLEY CORP (CRUDE PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Bakersfield:

  • BAKERSFIELD DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 5143 OFFICE PARK DRIVE)
  • BRIMHALL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 8501 BRIMHALL ROAD, BLDG. 500)
  • FMC-BAKERSFIELD (Dialysis Facility, 8625 LIBERTY PARK DRIVE, SUITE 102)
  • NORTHEAST BAKERSFIELD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 3761 MALL VIEW ROAD)
  • PEGASUS DIALYSIS, LLC (Dialysis Facility, 3101 PEGASUS DRIVE, SUITE 100)
  • WHITE LANE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 7701 WHITE LANE, SUITE D)
  • ADVENTIST HEALTH HOME CARE SERVICES - BAKERSFIELD (Home Health Center, 2800 K STREET, SUITE A)
  • AMERICAN HEALTH ASSOCIATES INC (Home Health Center, 930 OAK STREET)
  • AROUND THE CLOCK HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 5251 OFFICE PARK DRIVE, SUITE 400)
  • CAL-MED HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, 4300 STINE ROAD SUITE 890)
  • GIFTED ARMS HOME HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1701 WESTWIND DRIVE, SUITE 106)
  • INTERIM H C (Home Health Center, 4801 TRUXTUN AVENUE)
  • MERCY-MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1600 D STREET, SUITE 202)
  • OPTIMAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1315 BOUGHTON DR)
  • SAGEBRUSH HOME AND FAMILY SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1111 COLUMBUS AVENUE, SUITE 2000)
  • ST JOHN'S HOME HEALTH CARE CENTER (Home Health Center, 4800 STOCKDALE HIGHWAY, SUITE 209)
  • BAKERSFIELD HEART HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 3001 SILLECT AVENUE)
  • BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 420 34TH ST BOX 1888)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 901 OLIVE DRIVE)
  • HOFFMAN HOSPICE (Hospital, 5300 CALIFORNIA AVENUE, SUITE 1)
  • KERN HOSPICE (Hospital, 4300 STINE ROAD, SUITE 720)
  • KERN MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1700 MOUNT VERNON AVENUE)
  • LOYD'S LIBERTY HOMES-ALTAVILLE (Hospital, 7200 ALTAVILLE LANE)
  • LOYD'S LIBERTY HOMES-CASWELL (Hospital, 6505 CASWELL AVENUE)
  • LOYD'S LIBERTY HOMES-CHARTER (Hospital, 4304 CHARTER OAK)
  • LOYD'S LIBERTY HOMES-COLUMBIA (Hospital, 6800 COLUMBIA LANE)
  • LOYD'S LIBERTY HOMES-IRONWOOD (Hospital, 4508 IRONWOOD WAY)
  • LOYD'S LIBERTY HOMES-JOELYLE (Hospital, 304 JOELYLE STREET)
  • LOYD'S LIBERTY HOMES-MADRID (Hospital, 4009 MADRID)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 2215 TRUXTUN AVENUE)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF BAKERSFIELD (Hospital, 3701 PEGASUS DRIVE, SUITE 240)
  • OPTIMAL HOSPICE CARE (Hospital, 4700 STOCKDALE HIGHWAY, SUITE 120)
  • SAN JOAQUIN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2615 CHESTER AVENUE)
  • SAN MIGUEL HOME (Hospital, 4613 SAN MIGUEL WAY)
  • BAKERSFIELD HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 730 34TH STREET)
  • BAKERSFIELD MEM HOSP SNF (Nursing Home, 420 34TH STREET)
  • CORINTHIAN GARDENS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1611 HEIGHT STREET)
  • EVERGREEN BAKERSFIELD POST ACUTE CARE (Nursing Home, 6212 TUDOR WAY)
  • GLENWOOD GARDENS SNF (Nursing Home, 350 CALLOWAY DRIVE, BUILDING C)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - BAKERSFIELD (Nursing Home, 3601 SAN DIMAS)
  • GOLDEN STATE MANOR CONVALESCENT HOSP (Nursing Home, 730 34TH ST)
  • HEALTHSOUTH BAKERSFLD REHAB HSP DP/SNF (Nursing Home, 5001 COMMERCE DRIVE)
  • HILLTOP CONV HOSP (Nursing Home, 1601 HEIGHT ST)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL DP SNF (Nursing Home, 2215 TRUXTUN AVENUE)
  • PARKVIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 329 NORTH REAL ROAD)
  • PARKVIEW JULIAN CONVALESCENT (Nursing Home, 1801 JULIAN AVENUE)
  • RIVERSIDE COTTAGE (Nursing Home, 1131 S "H" ST)
  • ROSEWOOD HEALTH FACILITY (Nursing Home, 1401 NEW STINE ROAD)
  • SHADY MANOR CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, 2901 SOUTH H STREET)
  • THE REHABILITATION CENTER OF BAKERSFIELD (Nursing Home, 2211 MOUNT VERNON AVENUE)
  • TOWN AND COUNTRY ICF (Nursing Home, 5741 E TEXAS ST)
  • VALLEY CONV HOSP (Nursing Home, 1205 8TH ST)
  • VALLEY CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, 1205 8TH STREET)
  • VILLA TERRACE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 721 8TH STREET)

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Airports and heliports located in Bakersfield:


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Amtrak station:

BAKERSFIELD (1501 F ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.ci.bakersfield.ca.us

Colleges/Universities in Bakersfield:

  • California State University-Bakersfield (Full-time enrollment: 6,534; Location: 9001 Stockdale Hwy; Public; Website: www.csub.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Bakersfield College (FT enrollment: 5,962; Location: 1801 Panorama Dr; Public; Website: www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/)
  • San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield (FT enrollment: 877; Location: 201 New Stine Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sjvc.edu)
  • Kaplan College-Bakersfield (FT enrollment: 774; Location: 1914 Wible Road; Private, for-profit; Website: getinfo.kaplancollege.com/KaplanCollegePortal/KaplanCollegeCampuses/California/Bakersfield/)
  • Santa Barbara Business College (FT enrollment: 737; Location: 5300 California Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: sbbcollege.edu)
  • Lyles Bakersfield College of Beauty (FT enrollment: 161; Location: 2935 F St; Private, for-profit)
  • California College of Vocational Careers (FT enrollment: 82; Location: 1901 Chester Ave #201; Private, for-profit; Website: www.cacvc.com)
  • Milan Institute (FT enrollment: 36; Location: 2822 F St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.milaninstitute.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bakersfield:

  • Antelope Valley College (about 68 miles; Lancaster, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,777)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 69 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 5,975)
  • College of the Canyons (about 71 miles; Santa Clarita, CA; FT enrollment: 6,129)
  • Moorpark College (about 75 miles; Moorpark, CA; FT enrollment: 6,716)
  • Ventura College (about 76 miles; Ventura, CA; FT enrollment: 4,989)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 76 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 7,816)
  • California Lutheran University (about 79 miles; Thousand Oaks, CA; FT enrollment: 3,006)

Biggest public high schools in Bakersfield:

Biggest private high schools in Bakersfield:

  • GARCES MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 700; Location: 2800 LOMA LINDA DR; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN H.S. (Students: 517; Location: 12775 STOCKDALE HWY; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BAKERSFIELD ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 170; Location: 3333 BERNARD ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • BETHEL APOSTOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 113; Location: 1418 W COLUMBUS ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TURNER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 110; Location: 48 MANOR ST; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • CHAPEL SCHOOL (Students: 56; Location: 1212 BRENTWOOD DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 49; Location: 2236 E CALIFORNIA AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ETERNITY PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 2119 20TH ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SOUTHWEST EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 18; Location: 3615 BATHURST AVE; Grades: 2 - 12)
  • GOLDEN STATE BAPTIST SCHOOLS (Students: 17; Location: 427 WOODROW AVE; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Bakersfield:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Bakersfield:

  • STOCKDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 818; Location: 4901 CALIFORNIA AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST FRANCIS PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 586; Location: 2516 PALM ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OLIVE KNOLLS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 403; Location: 6201 FRUITVALE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL (Students: 295; Location: 124 COLUMBUS ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 270; Location: 4500 BUENA VISTA RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • VALLEY SCHOOLS (Students: 212; Location: 2300 E BRUNDAGE LN; Grades: PK - 6)
  • OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: 609 E CALIFORNIA AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE (Students: 122; Location: 4601 CALIFORNIA AVE; Grades: PK - T1)
  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 112; Location: 4201 STINE RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • COUNTRY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 109; Location: 2416 DEAN AVE; Grades: KG - 6)
See full list of schools located in Bakersfield, map of school districts

Library in Bakersfield:

  • KERN COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $9,601,266; Location: 701 TRUXTUN AVE.; 888,932 books; 280 e-books; 40,191 audio materials; 23,166 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 37 other licensed databases; 578 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • TV broadcast stations around Bakersfield: KBAK (Channel 29; Bakersfield, CA; Owner: ? (CBS)) KERO (Channel 23, Bakersfield, CA; Owner: ? (ABC))
  • The Band Korn is from Bakersfield a musical asset. added by Beto

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Notable locations in Bakersfield: Bellevue Ranch (A), Rio Bravo Ranch (B), Fairview School (C), Stockdale Ranch (D), Valle Grande Public Golf Course (E), Sewage Treatment Plant Number 2 (F), Mount Vernon Sewage Treatment Plant (G), Rio Bravo Ranch Golf and Tennis Club (H), Rio Bravo Equestrian Center (I), Ming Seven Golf Course (J), Avenue Oaks Country Club (K), Mesa Marin Raceway (L), Garces Circle (M), Gordons Ferry (N), Webfoot Duck Club (O), Stockdale Country Club (P), Kern City Golf Course (Q), Holloway-Gonzale Branch Kern County Library (R), Hall Ambulance Service (S), Bakersfield Fire Department Station 14 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: California Oak Shopping Center (1), Valley Village Shopping Center (2), Valley Plaza Shopping Center (3), The Village Center Shopping Center (4), Brundage Square Shopping Center (5), Benton Park Shopping Center (6), College Shopping Center (7), White Lane Plaza Shopping Center (8), Stockdale West Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bakersfield include: Calloway Drive Baptist Church (A), Grace Lutheran Church (B), West Chester Baptist Church (C), Canyon Community Church (D), Confucius Church (E), First Christian Church (F), Northminster Presbyterian Church (G), Pentecostal Tabernacle (H), United Pentecostal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Green Lawn Memorial Park (1), Union Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Cottonwood Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Bakersfield include: Father Garces Monument (1), Beach Park (2), Beale Park (3), Central Park (4), College Park (5), Jastro Park (6), Lowell Park (7), Mayflower Park (8), Panorama Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Bakersfield Museum of Art (1930 R Street) (1), California Living Museum Calm (10500 Alfred Harrell Highway) (2), Buena Vista Museum of Natural History (1201 20th Street) (3), Crystal Palace (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3223 Sillect Avenue) (4), Celebration of Art (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 9000 Ming Avenue Suite H3) (5), B'N D Video Vending (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3686 Ming Avenue) (6), Amf Bowling Centers - Amf Southwest Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3610 Wible Road) (7), Bakersfield Music CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4800 New Horizon Boulevard Suite A) (8), Amf Bowling Centers - Amf Westchester Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1819 30th Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Heritage Inn (253 Trask Street) (1), Best Western Hill House (700 Truxtun Avenue) (2), America's Best Inn Bakersfield (200 Trask Street) (3), Bakersfield - Convention Center- Ca (1350 Easton Dr) (4), Bakersfield Lodge (1219 South Union Avenue) (5), American Hotel (910 Baker Street) (6), Bakersfield Parkview Inn (2400 Camino Del Rio Ct) (7), Best Western Crystal Palace Inn & Suites (2620 Buck Owens Boulevard) (8), Budget Inn Motel (6850 South Union Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Congressman Bill Thomas (4100 Truxtun Suite 220) (1), United States Government - Magistrate Judge Theresa A Goldner- Courts- Us District Court- Cham (1200 Truxtun Avenue) (2), Social Security Administration (5300 Office Park Drive) (3), Thomas Wm M Honorable U S Congressman 22nd District (4100 Empire Drive) (4), Kern County - Probation Dept- Juvenile Division- Juvenile Court Work Pro (1819 Jessie Street) (5), Kern County - Probation Dept- Juvenile Court (2100 College Avenue) (6), Kern County - Juvenile Court Work Program- Probation Dept- Probation Department- Juvenile Divi (300 East Truxtun Avenue) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Kern County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Pb  CO  NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 59.0. This is significantly worse than average.
City:

59.0
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00502. This is significantly better than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00502
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.365. This is about average. There were 34 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.365
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.7. This is worse than average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.7
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 33.1. This is about average. There were 37 monitors within city limits.
City:

33.1
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 42.3. This is significantly worse than average. There were 40 monitors within city limits.
City:

42.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.3. This is significantly worse than average. There were 35 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.3
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bakersfield and their reported violations in the past:

BAKERSFIELD, CITY OF (Population served: 93660, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1992 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2003)
ER WATER CO-STRAWBERRY (Serves AZ, Population served: 3168, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Tetrachloroethylene
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Tetrachloroethylene
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2005)
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
KERN CO P&R-LAKE WOOLLOMES WATER SYSTEM (Address: KERN COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION , Population served: 2500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
STOCO MUTUAL WATER COMPANY (Population served: 2500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-26-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-26-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2005)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
LAKESIDE (Serves AZ, Population served: 1696, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MESA DEL CABALLO (Serves AZ, Population served: 1125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • One regular monitoring violation
MOOVALYA KEYS (Serves AZ, Population served: 1102, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
CASA LOMA WATER CO, INC. (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-30-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-11-2001)
  • MCL, Average - Between FEB-2000 and APR-2001, Contaminant: Tetrachloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-30-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: Tetrachloroethylene
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2003)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.5%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.5% for Black residents, 27.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.8% for other race residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.1 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.8%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.1%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bakersfield, CA

People in group quarters in Bakersfield in 2010:

  • 749 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 741 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 421 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 337 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 310 people in college/university student housing
  • 261 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 158 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 148 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 128 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 42 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 30 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 18 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 6 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Bakersfield in 2000:

  • 1,125 people in nursing homes
  • 895 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 341 people in state prisons
  • 333 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 256 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 177 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 143 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 135 people in halfway houses
  • 127 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 126 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 126 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 61 people in other group homes
  • 27 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 26 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 21 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

Bakersfield compared to California state average:

Bakersfield, California environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Rabobank Arena. California State University, Bakersfield.

Banks with most branches in Bakersfield (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 13 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Union Bank, National Association: Riverlakes Branch, East Hills Branch, University Centre, White Lane & Gosford In-Store, Stockdale Village Branch. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Rabobank, National Association: Bakersfield Branch, Paramount Branch, Stockdale Highway Branch, Riverlakes Drive Office Branch, Truxton Avenue Branch. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $11,745.0 mil, Deposits: $8,446.0 mil, headquarters in Roseville, CA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 124 total offices, Holding Company: Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., "rabobank Nederland
  • Citizens Business Bank: San Joaquin Bank Branch, Stockdale Branch, Rosedale Branch, Bakersfield Branch. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $6,475.4 mil, Deposits: $4,625.6 mil, headquarters in Ontario, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Cvb Financial Corp.
  • Tri Counties Bank: Bakersfield Gosford, Bakersfield Branch, Bakersfield South Panama. Info updated 2011/09/26: Bank assets: $2,554.4 mil, Deposits: $2,191.2 mil, headquarters in Chico, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Trico Bancshares
  • Bank of the Sierra: Bakersfield Ming Branch, East Hills Branch, Riverlakes Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,332.3 mil, Deposits: $1,091.7 mil, headquarters in Porterville, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Sierra Bancorp
  • Mission Bank: Panama Branch at 10 Panama Road, branch established on 2002/06/03; at 1330 Truxton Avenue, branch established on 1998/10/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $246.4 mil, Deposits: $217.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Mission Bancorp
  • 10 other banks with 11 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bakersfield, California:

  • Garden Suites Inn-bakersfield, 2310 Wible Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93304 , Phone: (661) 833-6066, Fax: (661) 397-5464
  • Ramada Limited Central, 830 Wible Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93304 , Phone: (661) 831-1922, Fax: (661) 831-1879
  • La Quinta Inn #646, 3232 Riverside Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308 , Phone: (661) 325-7400
  • Lone Oak Inn, 10614 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93312 , Phone: (661) 589-6600
  • Rio Bravo Resort, 11200 Lake Ming Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93306 , Phone: (661) 872-5000, Fax: (661) 872-6546
  • Four Points Bakersfield, 5101 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309 , Phone: (661) 325-9700, Fax: (661) 323-3508
  • E Z 8 Motel #47, 2604 Pierce Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308 , Phone: (805) 322-1901, Fax: (805) 323-9013
  • Courtyard By Marriott Bakersfield, 3601 Marriott Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308 , Phone: (661) 324-6660
  • 46 other hotels and motels
All 54 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bakersfield, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bakersfield travel time to work - commute


Bakersfield mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bakersfield city (based on Kern County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.65%
Here43.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodInternational Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Adherents58.3%10.0%4.8%3.6%3.0%
Congregations6.2%13.3%7.3%8.9%4.0%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChurches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents2.0%1.6%1.6%1.5%13.7%
Congregations0.8%7.7%2.9%3.7%45.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 190
Kern County:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 63
Kern County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 165
Kern County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 362
Here:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kern County:

29.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.9%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 60$273,146$54,6293$5,037
Other Government Administration 30$161,241$64,4962$3,135
Judicial and Legal 11$67,257$73,3710$0
Police Protection - Officers 334$2,434,623$87,4713$2,460
Police - Other 153$570,734$44,7635$2,272
Firefighters 182$1,506,071$99,3010$0
Fire - Other 26$114,862$53,0131$1,486
Streets and Highways 141$692,920$58,9726$7,915
Solid Waste Management 120$489,159$48,9167$11,639
Sewerage 52$217,612$50,2182$2,852
Parks and Recreation 148$465,684$37,75863$55,452
Housing and Community Development(Local) 15$77,169$61,7350$0
Water Supply 23$109,644$57,2060$0
Other and Unallocable 183$859,355$56,35113$26,829
Totals for Government 1,478$8,039,477$65,273105$119,077

Bakersfield government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $13,676,000 ($38.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $11,486,000 ($32.03)
    Regular Highways: $11,024,000 ($30.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,138,000 ($19.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,384,000 ($6.65)
    Water Utilities: $2,368,000 ($6.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $681,000 ($1.90)
    Police Protection: $342,000 ($0.95)
    Central Staff Services: $292,000 ($0.81)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $59,537,000 ($166.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,990,000 ($89.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,621,000 ($79.81)
    Water Utilities: $14,052,000 ($39.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $13,333,000 ($37.18)
    Regular Highways: $13,192,000 ($36.79)
    Central Staff Services: $12,869,000 ($35.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,789,000 ($35.66)
    Sewerage: $9,836,000 ($27.43)
    General - Other: $8,430,000 ($23.51)
    Financial Administration: $5,022,000 ($14.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,107,000 ($5.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,308,000 ($3.65)
    Air Transportation: $152,000 ($0.42)
    Parking Facilities: $104,000 ($0.29)
    Health - Other: $54,000 ($0.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,382,000 ($20.59)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,127,000 ($3.14)
    Police Protection: $342,000 ($0.95)
    Parking Facilities: $80,000 ($0.22)
    Regular Highways: $63,000 ($0.18)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $84,105,000 ($234.54)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $163,000 ($0.45)

Bakersfield government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $33,380,000 ($93.08)
    Sewerage: $32,257,000 ($89.95)
    All Other: $30,605,000 ($85.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,291,000 ($6.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $751,000 ($2.09)
    Air Transportation: $135,000 ($0.38)
    Parking Facilities: $105,000 ($0.29)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($0.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,978,000 ($13.88)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,332,000 ($9.29)
    All Other: $997,000 ($2.78)
    Air Transportation: $144,000 ($0.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $6,402,000 ($17.85)
    Interest Earnings: $5,147,000 ($14.35)
    Special Assessments: $2,289,000 ($6.38)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,174,000 ($6.06)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,494,000 ($4.17)
    Sale of Property: $984,000 ($2.74)
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,535,000 ($62.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $35,026,000 ($97.68)
    Highways: $8,263,000 ($23.04)
    All Other: $4,255,000 ($11.87)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $49,934,000 ($139.25)
    Property: $37,873,000 ($105.61)
    Other License: $9,799,000 ($27.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $7,457,000 ($20.79)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,623,000 ($18.47)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,996,000 ($8.35)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,834,000 ($7.90)

Bakersfield government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $67,145,000 ($187.24)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $66,145,000 ($184.45)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,432,000 ($171.31)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,543,000 ($166.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,694,000 ($102.33)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,805,000 ($97.06)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,000,000 ($2.79)

Bakersfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $75,490,000 ($210.51)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $144,474,000 ($402.89)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $66,155,000 ($184.48)

5.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,274 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
California average:

5.75%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($659 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.12%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.67% ($38,595 average AGI)
from Ventura County, CA  0.35% ($43,063)
from Tulare County, CA  0.22% ($35,968)


4.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
California average:

6.27%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($736 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.11%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.71% ($35,352 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.18% ($32,865)
to San Diego County, CA  0.18% ($33,368)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bakersfield:

  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KGEO (1230 AM; 1 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • KDFO (800 AM; 1 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBID (1350 AM; 1 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KGET (970 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWAC (1490 AM; 1 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • KAFY (1100 AM; 4 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: KAFY, INC.)
  • KERN (1410 AM; 1 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KMAP (1050 AM; 10 kW; FRAZIER PARK, CA; Owner: KMAP, INC.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bakersfield:

  • KPSL-FM (92.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • KKBB (99.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCWR (107.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMANY, INC)
  • K261CO (100.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLLY (95.3 FM; OILDALE, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY B/CTING CORP. OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KFRB (91.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUZZ-FM (107.9 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY, INC)
  • KISV (94.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KGFM (101.5 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KDFO-FM (98.5 FM; DELANO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKDJ (105.3 FM; DELANO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKXX-FM (96.5 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPRX (89.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: WHITE ASH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRFR (104.3 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC)
  • KGZO (90.9 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • KKZQ (100.1 FM; TEHACHAPI, CA; Owner: HIGH DESERT BROADCASTING LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bakersfield:

  • K67FS (Channel 67; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY TV OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • K08MM (Channel 8; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K25FT (Channel 25; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K50CL (Channel 50; McKITTRICK, CA; Owner: KERN EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KPMC-LP (Channel 42; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST)
  • KJOI-LP (Channel 34; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • KGET-TV (Channel 17; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KTFB-CA (Channel 4; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BAKERSFIELD LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Bakersfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 229
Total length: 1,303 meters (4,275ft)
Total costs: $52,083,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,118,294
Total average daily truck traffic: 645,449

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 3
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 8
  • 1940-1949: 6
  • 1950-1959: 26
  • 1960-1969: 80
  • 1970-1979: 36
  • 1980-1989: 27
  • 1990-1999: 24
  • 2000-2009: 12
  • 2010-2012: 7
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bakersfield, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bakersfield)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 787 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bakersfield, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 203 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 426 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1213 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bakersfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bakersfield)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 503 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 49 full and 31 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,613$153,8171,138$142,9862,054$180,946121$81,96910$927,855542$102,08612$65,302
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED211$153,385127$142,069235$191,66227$51,7950$076$129,03813$50,028
APPLICATIONS DENIED330$149,744289$131,8391,425$183,285136$49,9085$396,104232$112,56619$69,179
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN479$145,949222$127,795714$184,30045$86,4803$226,407161$102,5457$110,443
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS45$150,35036$140,608198$177,10219$102,6410$024$128,5320$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 77 tracts in Bakersfield, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 41 full and 27 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED176$188,68731$196,3522$168,465
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED54$169,82216$248,9492$162,200
APPLICATIONS DENIED30$174,99410$234,8010$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$156,4386$245,4650$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$185,6410$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 562
  • Hazardous Condition: 237
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Bakersfield


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bakersfield, CA

Most common first names in Bakersfield, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,53173.7 years
Mary1,33978.0 years
William1,33174.2 years
James1,32970.9 years
Robert1,16769.9 years
Charles82073.1 years
George78474.6 years
Dorothy60477.3 years
Helen54578.2 years
Frank53974.7 years
Most common last names in Bakersfield, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith82674.3 years
Brown49273.2 years
Williams46974.0 years
Johnson46874.0 years
Jones46073.5 years
Miller35174.9 years
Davis34773.7 years
Wilson28073.3 years
Moore25275.1 years
Anderson24574.7 years
Businesses in Bakersfield, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness3Journeys1
7-Eleven15KFC9
AMF Bowling2Kincaid2
AT&T14Kmart1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware4Kohl's2
Aeropostale1Kroger4
Albertsons7La Quinta2
American Eagle Outfitters1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Bryant1
Arby's2Lane Furniture4
AutoZone9LensCrafters1
Avenue1Little Caesars Pizza8
BMW1Long John Silver's3
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill3Lowe's3
Bakers1Macy's1
Banana Republic1Marriott4
Baskin-Robbins5Marshalls1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets12
Bebe1McDonald's20
Bed Bath & Beyond1Men's Wearhouse1
Ben & Jerry's1Motel 64
Best Western3Motherhood Maternity3
Big O Tires4New Balance2
Blockbuster7Nike17
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot2
Burger King12OfficeMax2
Burlington Coat Factory1Old Navy1
CVS9Olive Garden1
Cache1Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panda Express7
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless10
Church's Chicken1Penske3
Cinnabon 1PetSmart2
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports2
Cold Stone Creamery3Pizza Hut8
Coldwater Creek1Popeyes2
ColorTyme1Quiznos5
Comfort Suites1RadioShack6
Costco2Ramada2
Curves4Red Lobster1
DHL3Red Robin1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid13
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn2
Decora Cabinetry1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dennys8SAS Shoes2
Discount Tire2SONIC Drive-In10
Domino's Pizza5Safeway3
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Econo Lodge1Sears5
El Pollo Loco5Sephora1
Express1Sleep Inn1
Extended Stay America1Soma Intimates1
Extended Stay Deluxe1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel4
Fashion Bug1Starbucks26
FedEx38Studio 61
Finish Line1Subway28
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Super 82
Foot Locker1T-Mobile16
Forever 211T.J.Maxx1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Taco Bell17
GNC13Talbots1
GameStop5Target4
Gap1The Room Place1
Goodwill4Torrid1
Gymboree1Toys"R"Us2
H&R Block17Trader Joe's1
Holiday Inn3Travelodge1
Hollister Co.1U-Haul12
Home Depot4UPS40
HomeTown Buffet1Vans9
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless8
Howard Johnson1Victoria's Secret1
IHOP3Vons5
JCPenney1Walgreens10
Jack In The Box23Walmart4
Jamba Juice4Wendy's5
Johnny Rockets1YMCA1
Jones New York4
Browse common businesses in Bakersfield, CA


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  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining (population 50,000+)"
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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2000-2002 average to 2006 (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer in 2005-2006 (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006 (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest increase in population in the 1990s"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and coal products (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of days clear of clouds (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 (93301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #45 (93312) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Basque first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • David Cain (13)
  • James N. Curti (10)
  • Stanley W. Ellis (9)
  • Madansinh Nathusinh Vaghela (8)
  • Joel F. Mahill (8)
  • Terry Bacon (7)
  • Bridgett Lynn Mccune (6)
  • Nirav Chandrakant Pandya (6)
  • Madhavi Ummadi (6)
  • Robert K. Meek (6)

Total of 329 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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