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Kern County, California (CA)


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County population in 2012: 856,158 (90% urban, 10% rural); it was 661,645 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 117,313
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 35,515
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 129,661
Renter-occupied apartments: 101,782 (it was 78,991 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

44%

Land area: 8141 sq. mi.
Water area: 20.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 105 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kern County: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (19.7%), Educational,health and social services (17.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Kern County, California:


Median resident age:  30.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years

Males: 433,108  (40.4%)
Females: 406,523  (59.6%)

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Kern County,CA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Kern County:

3.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,368 ($35,446 in 1999)
This county:

$47368
California:

$58931

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $701 (lower quartile is $547, upper quartile is $949)
This county:

$701
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $177,800 (it was $89,400 in 2000)
Kern County:

$177,800
California:

$384,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $117,900 - $257,700

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $212,208
Here:

$212,208
State:

$521,364

Townhouses or other attached units: $199,754
Here:

$199,754
State:

$436,871

In 2-unit structures: $147,607
Here:

$147,607
State:

$634,434

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $105,123
Here:

$105,123
State:

$443,730

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,204
Here:

$131,204
State:

$418,318

Mobile homes: $130,564
Here:

$130,564
State:

$59,450

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $67,924
Here:

$67,924
State:

$63,652
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,578
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $362

Institutionalized population: 32,732

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Kern County, CA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,012 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $965 (0.7%)


Kern County household income distribution in 2009 Kern County home values distribution


Kern County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 22.4%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.0% for Black residents, 29.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.3% for other race residents, 19.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 22.4%
Kern County:

22.4%
California:

14.2%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.0% for Black residents, 29.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.3% for other race residents, 19.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 30 years old
(Males: 30 years old, Females: 31 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Area name: Bakersfield, CA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kern County is $524 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $624 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $902 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bakersfield, Delano, Oildale, Ridgecrest, Wasco, Rosamond, Lamont, Arvin, Shafter, Tehachapi.

Kern County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
93203Arvin60
93205Bodfish30
93206Buttonwillow10
93215Delano30
93220Edison31
93222Frazier Park61
93225Frazier Park73
93238Kernville55
93240Lake Isabella70
93241Lamont30
93243Lebec10
93250McFarland2912
93251McKittrick10
93252Maricopa20
93255Onyx21
93263Shafter362
93268Taft91
93280Wasco270
93283Weldon20
93285Wofford Heights30
93301Bakersfield80
93302Bakersfield10
93303Bakersfield10
93304Bakersfield170
93305Bakersfield71
93306Bakersfield518
93307Bakersfield687
93308Bakersfield382
93309Bakersfield461
93311Bakersfield180
93312Bakersfield445
93313Bakersfield121
93314Bakersfield32
93384Bakersfield10
93389Bakersfield20
93501Mojave50
93505California City71
93516Boron20
93518-Caliente80
93523Edwards10
93524Edwards20
93554Randsburg20
93555Ridgecrest413
93556Ridgecrest10
93560Rosamond121
93561Tehachapi235
93581Tehachapi20
93582Tehachapi20

2005 air pollution in Kern County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.021 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.131 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.108 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 43 µg/m3. Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 102 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 19.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 75 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Significanly above U.S. average.


Local government website: www.co.kern.ca.us

Click to draw/clear Kern County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kern County: Kern County Police Radio Relay Station (A), Old Hart Station (B), Myer Ranch (C), Jim Hill Gun Club (D), Hoover Ranch (E), Gutzier Ranch (F), Gilbreath Gun Club (G), Beverly Gun Club (H), Lazells Ranch (I), Knox Ranch (J), Shead Ranch (K), Tungsten Chief Mill (L), Williams Ranch (M), Arkelo Ranch (N), A M Cooper Ranch (O), Oak Flat Lookout (P), Hodgeman Ranch (Q), Old Likely Mill (R), Hog Camp (S), Onyx Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Sagebrush Shopping Center (1), Hillcrest Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kern County include: Church of the Redeemer and Hope (A), Community Bible Fellowship Church (B), Apostolic Assembly Church (C), Iglesia Evangelica Encuento (D), Bakersfield Christian Life Center (E), Pentecostal Holiness Church (F), West Coast Baptist Church (G), East Hills Nazarene Church (H), Faith Temple Pentecostal Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Owens Cemetery (1), Blue Mountain Cemetery (2), Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery (3), Oak Grove Cemetery (4), Bakersfield National Cemetery (5), Shafter Cemetery (6), Westside District Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Webb (A), Lake Evans (B), Buckhorn Lake (C), Rogers Lake (D), Castac Lake (E), Still Lake (F), Connecting Slough (G), Lake Marion (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Goose Lake Slough (A), Franciscan Creek (B), Fay Creek (C), Falls Creek (D), El Paso Creek (E), Dyer Creek (F), Dry Meadow Creek (G), Deep Creek (H), Cummings Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kern County include: Rose Stage Station Historical Marker (1), Live Oak Picnic Area (2), Kern River County Park (3), Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area (4), Red Rock Canyon State Park (5), Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park (6), Greenhorn Mountain County Park (7), Branch Memorial Park (8), Buena Vista Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Inyo County , Kings County , Los Angeles County , San Bernardino County , San Luis Obispo County , Santa Barbara County , Tulare County , Ventura County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 34,561
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 111,944 (30% naturalized citizens)

Kern County:

16.9%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.6%

Kern County marital status for males
Kern County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Kern County with a mortgage: 84,946 (13,229 second mortgage, 5,454 home equity loan, 327 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 24,541

Here:

77.6% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.65%
Here43.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 288,811
Total congregations: 481

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodInternational Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Adherents168,455 (58.3%)28,843 (10.0%)13,821 (4.8%)10,515 (3.6%)8,620 (3.0%)
Congregations30 (6.2%)64 (13.3%)35 (7.3%)43 (8.9%)19 (4.0%)
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChurches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents5,667 (2.0%)4,687 (1.6%)4,477 (1.6%)4,251 (1.5%)39,475 (13.7%)
Congregations4 (0.8%)37 (7.7%)14 (2.9%)18 (3.7%)217 (45.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Kern County - Bakersfield, Delano, Oildale, Ridgecrest, Wasco

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 190
This county:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Kern 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
This county:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 362
Kern County:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.4%
California:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kern County:

15.9%
State:

17.9%


Agriculture in Kern County:

Average size of farms: 1272 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $958,875
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2232.84
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.86%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $750,347
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.24%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 98.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $195,721
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 68.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 28.73%
Corn for grain: 1696 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 38876 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 97344 harvested acres
Vegetables: 71,672 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 349,041 acres

Tornado activity:

Kern County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below California state average. It is 131.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Kern County-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 1585% 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 27.2 miles away from the county 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 79.1 miles away from the county center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 2/9/1971 at 14:00:41, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 UK) earthquake occurred 64.2 miles away from the county 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 75.7 miles away from Kern County 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 58.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/28/1990 at 23:43:36, a magnitude 6.2 (5.5 MB, 5.5 MS, 6.2 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from the county center, causing $12,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Kern County (%):





Kern County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 169,578 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 42,220 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,758 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 84 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 31 (0%)
  • Railroad: 88 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 14 (0%)
  • Taxi: 161 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 641 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,235 (1%)
  • Walked: 4,398 (2%)
  • Other means: 2,341 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 6,184 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Kern County, California in 2000:

People in group quarters in Kern County, California in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $51,133.

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%

4.07% relocated from other counties in California ($27,393 average AGI)
1.62% relocated from other states ($10,222 average AGI)
Kern County:

1.62%
California average:

1.75%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Orange County, CA  0.20% ($46,498)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.20% ($38,624)
from San Diego County, CA  0.19% ($32,116)
from Riverside County, CA  0.14% ($43,289)


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%

2.47% relocated to other counties in California ($19,083 average AGI)
2.36% relocated to other states ($20,732 average AGI)
Kern County:

2.36%
California average:

2.40%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Clark County, NV  0.16% ($35,411)
to Ventura County, CA  0.15% ($45,974)
to Fresno County, CA  0.13% ($39,721)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.13% ($35,971)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 20.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.2

Births per 1000 population in Kern County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Kern County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kern County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 78,689 (63,074 aged, 15,615 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 77.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 48.5
  • Cut/Pierce - 12.9
  • Other - 15.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 100.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 52.7
  • Suffocation - 21.1
  • Poisoning - 19.1
  • Other - 7.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 802,874

Size of family households: 57,863 2-persons, 39,613 3-persons, 39,701 4-persons, 26,948 5-persons, 14,209 6-persons, 13,405 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 49,209 1-person, 10,632 2-persons, 1,789 3-persons, 701 4-persons, 284 5-persons, 153 6-persons, 103 7-or-more-persons.

66.6% of residents of Kern County speak English at home.
29.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,154,367,000 ($5653 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $907,691,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,330,019,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $748,506,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $57,750,000
Federal grants: $783,173,000
Federal procurement contracts: $512,041,000 ($288,069,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $722,878,000 ($549,599,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $267,226,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $597,999,000
Federal Government insurance: $856,711,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 64,895
Here:

86 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 26,897
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +16,713
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +41,461
Here +55 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kern County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 181.23 millions of gallons per day (84% from ground, 16% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.5

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Kern County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 453
  • 2 rooms: 3,133
  • 3 rooms: 10,995
  • 4 rooms: 12,356
  • 5 rooms: 34,543
  • 6 rooms: 34,278
  • 7 rooms: 18,665
  • 8 rooms: 9,765
  • 9+ rooms: 5,473
  • 1 room: 4,311
  • 2 rooms: 10,801
  • 3 rooms: 14,302
  • 4 rooms: 21,139
  • 5 rooms: 16,256
  • 6 rooms: 8,233
  • 7 rooms: 2,606
  • 8 rooms: 908
  • 9+ rooms: 435
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kern County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3,108
  • 1 bedroom: 8,139
  • 2 bedrooms: 25,680
  • 3 bedrooms: 68,526
  • 4 bedrooms: 21,817
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,391
  • no bedroom: 7,061
  • 1 bedroom: 19,528
  • 2 bedrooms: 30,423
  • 3 bedrooms: 18,949
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,828
  • 5+ bedrooms: 202
Cars and other vehicles available in Kern County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 6,157
  • 1 vehicle: 34,000
  • 2 vehicles: 58,167
  • 3 vehicles: 22,801
  • 4 vehicles: 6,155
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,381
  • no vehicle: 15,575
  • 1 vehicle: 36,717
  • 2 vehicles: 21,258
  • 3 vehicles: 4,253
  • 4 vehicles: 759
  • 5+ vehicles: 429

49% of Kern County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in California.

Kern County:

49.0%
State average:

52.5%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $80,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kern County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.1%)
  • Electricity (14.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.6%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Utility gas (67.8%)
  • Electricity (25.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.7%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,046
Here:

5.1%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,013
Here:

6.0%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,246
Here:

10.8%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Cash and Securities

Kern County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Kern County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Kern County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Kern County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Kern County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kern County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 138 full 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 ORIGINATED6,201$158,1362,691$151,6585,535$186,731298$84,96614$1,799,5001,274$112,348239$138,883
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED446$158,323303$153,228711$189,31171$66,3241$228,000164$138,94556$92,768
APPLICATIONS DENIED808$153,380720$141,4973,998$183,235369$65,7679$379,111652$119,129203$103,399
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1,033$153,895523$142,7061,907$190,010137$95,1979$313,111393$109,67765$121,292
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS109$143,028107$161,963540$187,68970$80,7140$069$128,85524$109,500
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 111 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED411$195,09568$209,1769$134,8890$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED145$189,19341$248,61013$195,3080$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED70$185,80019$234,6841$158,0001$207,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$159,50011$255,1821$413,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS27$219,7785$310,6000$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Kern County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,55373.9 years
William2,30574.3 years
James2,19071.1 years
Mary2,04877.7 years
Robert2,00170.3 years
Charles1,43273.0 years
George1,30474.5 years
Dorothy96876.9 years
Frank89874.8 years
Richard85167.6 years
Most common last names in Kern County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,33774.3 years
Brown78373.5 years
Williams75674.0 years
Johnson75274.3 years
Jones69273.6 years
Davis58374.4 years
Miller56774.6 years
Wilson45973.7 years
Moore42174.2 years
Anderson38375.4 years
Businesses in Kern County, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness3Journeys1
7-Eleven19KFC14
AMF Bowling2Kincaid2
AT&T22Kmart6
Abercrombie & Fitch1Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware11Kohl's2
Aeropostale1Kroger4
Albertsons12La Quinta3
American Eagle Outfitters1La-Z-Boy5
Applebee's1Lane Bryant1
Arby's4Lane Furniture4
Ashley Furniture1LensCrafters1
AutoZone18Little Caesars Pizza15
Avenue1Long John Silver's3
BMW1Lowe's3
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill3Macy's1
Bakers1Marriott6
Banana Republic1Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins9MasterBrand Cabinets19
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's39
Bebe1Men's Wearhouse1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 610
Ben & Jerry's1Motherhood Maternity3
Best Western10New Balance2
Big O Tires5Nike17
Blockbuster9Office Depot2
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax2
Burger King22Old Navy1
CVS9Olive Garden1
Cache1Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panda Express8
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Chico's1Payless11
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske6
Church's Chicken1PetSmart2
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports2
Clarion1Pizza Hut11
Cold Stone Creamery3Popeyes5
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos10
ColorTyme1RadioShack12
Comfort Inn1Ramada3
Comfort Suites1Red Lobster1
Costco2Red Robin1
Curves8Rite Aid23
DHL4Rodeway Inn4
Dairy Queen1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Days Inn3SAS Shoes3
Decora Cabinetry2SONIC Drive-In11
Dennys17Safeway3
Discount Tire2Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza9Sears13
DressBarn1Sephora1
Econo Lodge3Sleep Inn1
El Pollo Loco5Soma Intimates1
Express1Spencer Gifts1
Extended Stay America1Sprint Nextel4
Extended Stay Deluxe1Staples1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks34
Fashion Bug1Studio 61
FedEx62Subway41
Finish Line1Super 83
Firestone Complete Auto Care2T-Mobile20
Foot Locker1T.J.Maxx1
Forever 211Taco Bell26
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Talbots1
GNC23Target4
GameStop5The Room Place1
Gap1Torrid1
Goodwill10Toys"R"Us2
Gymboree1Trader Joe's1
H&R Block31Travelodge2
Holiday Inn6True Value9
Hollister Co.1U-Haul25
Home Depot7UPS65
HomeTown Buffet1Vans9
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless8
Howard Johnson1Victoria's Secret1
IHOP3Vons7
JCPenney2Walgreens12
Jack In The Box32Walmart5
Jamba Juice4Wendy's8
Johnny Rockets1YMCA1
Jones New York5
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