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Bakersfield, California Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $194,600 (it was $103,500 in 2000)
Bakersfield:

$194,600
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,400 - $271,200

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $214,489
Here:

$214,489
State:

$516,149

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,074
Here:

$185,074
State:

$433,209

In 2-unit structures: $89,124
Here:

$89,124
State:

$591,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $189,122
Here:

$189,122
State:

$414,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $126,598
Here:

$126,598
State:

$419,085

Mobile homes: $36,489
Here:

$36,489
State:

$79,966
Median year house/condo built: 1993

Median year apartment built: 1978

Household type by relationship:

Households: 243,569

Size of family households: 19,978 2-persons, 13,975 3-persons, 13,899 4-persons, 7,693 5-persons, 3,623 6-persons, 2,630 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,917 1-person, 3,221 2-persons, 406 3-persons, 172 4-persons, 30 5-persons, 28 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

49,565 married couples with children.
22,153 single-parent households (4,911 men, 17,242 women).

72.9% of residents of Bakersfield speak English at home.
22.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 33,631 (13.6%)
(33.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.9
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

3.5

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bakersfield, California:

  • 1,012no bedroom
  • 1,7461 bedroom
  • 7,2962 bedrooms
  • 28,2013 bedrooms
  • 10,9524 bedrooms
  • 1,1875+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bakersfield, California:

  • 3,197no bedroom
  • 8,5261 bedroom
  • 13,1462 bedrooms
  • 7,1773 bedrooms
  • 9024 bedrooms
  • 865+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Bakersfield in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,856no vehicle
  • 13,0501 vehicle
  • 24,4072 vehicles
  • 8,1303 vehicles
  • 2,2004 vehicles
  • 7515+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Bakersfield in renter-occupied apartments

  • 6,541no vehicle
  • 16,0661 vehicle
  • 8,4082 vehicles
  • 1,6683 vehicles
  • 2084 vehicles
  • 1435+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bakersfield, California:

  • 721 room
  • 6362 rooms
  • 3,2753 rooms
  • 3,2954 rooms
  • 12,8275 rooms
  • 14,0776 rooms
  • 8,8417 rooms
  • 4,6458 rooms
  • 2,7269+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bakersfield, California:

  • 2,1121 room
  • 4,5992 rooms
  • 6,1513 rooms
  • 9,1054 rooms
  • 6,5225 rooms
  • 3,0126 rooms
  • 9427 rooms
  • 3938 rooms
  • 1989+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Bakersfield, CA household income distribution

  • Bakersfield, CA household income distribution
  • 9,154Less than $10,000
  • 5,960$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5,830$15,000 to $19,999
  • 5,600$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5,195$25,000 to $29,999
  • 5,041$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5,037$35,000 to $39,999
  • 4,531$40,000 to $44,999
  • 4,417$45,000 to $49,999
  • 7,370$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8,378$60,000 to $74,999
  • 8,704$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,169$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,762$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,258$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,195$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Bakersfield, CA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Bakersfield, CA
  • 1,264Less than $10,000
  • 224$10,000 to $14,999
  • 437$15,000 to $19,999
  • 64$20,000 to $24,999
  • 65$25,000 to $29,999
  • 293$30,000 to $34,999
  • 151$35,000 to $39,999
  • 271$40,000 to $49,999
  • 538$50,000 to $59,999
  • 980$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,172$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,949$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,640$90,000 to $99,999
  • 4,756$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,641$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7,616$150,000 to $174,999
  • 4,862$175,000 to $199,999
  • 10,352$200,000 to $249,999
  • 7,148$250,000 to $299,999
  • 6,116$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,566$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,072$500,000 to $749,999
  • 294$750,000 to $999,999
  • 279$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Bakersfield, CA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Bakersfield, CA
  • 176Less than $100
  • 104$100 to $149
  • 672$150 to $199
  • 176$200 to $249
  • 336$250 to $299
  • 145$300 to $349
  • 400$350 to $399
  • 1,258$400 to $449
  • 1,548$450 to $499
  • 2,175$500 to $549
  • 2,641$550 to $599
  • 4,384$600 to $649
  • 3,723$650 to $699
  • 3,502$700 to $749
  • 4,073$750 to $799
  • 6,133$800 to $899
  • 3,234$900 to $999
  • 9,517$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3,505$1,250 to $1,499
  • 3,451$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,112$2,000 or more
  • 1,121No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 6,2551995 to March 2000
  • 6,5301990 to 1994
  • 6,5081985 to 1989
  • 4,7811980 to 1984
  • 3,8591975 to 1979
  • 2,1631970 to 1974
  • 1,1611965 to 1969
  • 2,374Before 1965
Bakersfield commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,754
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 11,504
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 19,799
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 22,668
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 16,281
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3,723
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7,795
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,111
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,497
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,159
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,915
  • 90 or more minutes: 2,963
Bakersfield, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 97.0%
Number of people working at home: 2,600 (2.6% of all workers)

Bakersfield mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 76,885 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 15,581 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,569 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 48 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 17 (0%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 77 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 341 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 528 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,316 (1%)
  • Other means: 793 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,600 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 111,325
 German: 17,531
 United States or American: 13,935
 English: 12,055
 Irish: 11,628
 Italian: 5,891
 French (except Basque): 3,009
 Scottish: 2,205
 Scotch-Irish: 2,043
 Subsaharan African:: 1,689
 Norwegian: 1,644
 European: 1,613
 Dutch: 1,532
 African: 1,352
 Swedish: 1,342
 Polish: 1,147
 Portuguese: 1,074
 Arab:: 1,072
 Danish: 875
 Welsh: 759
 British: 752
 French Canadian: 669
 Greek: 554
 Arab/Arabic: 414
 Russian: 413
 Canadian: 402
 Armenian: 397
 Swiss: 388
 Basque: 366
 Finnish: 251
 Lebanese: 238
 Austrian: 233
 Iranian: 205
 Nigerian: 197
 Scandinavian: 182
 Czech: 182
 Ukrainian: 175
 Hungarian: 161
 Egyptian: 155
 Belgian: 141
 Czechoslovakian: 129
 Jordanian: 107
 Croatian: 101
 Syrian: 90
 Yugoslavian: 87
 Lithuanian: 85
 Romanian: 81
 Ethiopian: 71
 Celtic: 66
 Sudanese: 59
 Eastern European: 53
 Northern European: 53
 Slavic: 50
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 50
 Maltese: 40
 Pennsylvania German: 39
 Slovak: 32
 Albanian: 32
 Turkish: 31
 Other Arab: 30
 Iraqi: 28
 Jamaican: 28
 Latvian: 23
 Icelander: 21
 Australian: 17
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 14
 Brazilian: 11
 South African: 10
 Palestinian: 10
 Israeli: 10
 Haitian: 9
 Slovene: 8
 Belizean: 8
 Guyanese: 7
 Serbian: 6
 Luxemburger: 5
 West Indian: 5

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

  • 60%Mexico
  • 7%India
  • 5%Philippines
  • 5%El Salvador
  • 2%Guatemala
  • 2%Korea
  • 2%Canada

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

45% of Bakersfield residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in California.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,237
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 888
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,180
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,807
  • 9th grade: 1,594
  • 10th grade: 1,840
  • 11th grade: 2,481
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,454
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 14,804
  • Less than 1 year of college: 5,591
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 11,084
  • Associate degree: 4,902
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,181
  • Master's degree: 2,850
  • Professional school degree: 1,539
  • Doctorate degree: 681

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,996
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 913
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,864
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,278
  • 9th grade: 1,926
  • 10th grade: 2,432
  • 11th grade: 2,678
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,695
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 18,361
  • Less than 1 year of college: 7,898
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 12,240
  • Associate degree: 5,430
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,158
  • Master's degree: 3,065
  • Professional school degree: 817
  • Doctorate degree: 196

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 5.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 16.3%Males
  • 14.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 11.9%Males
  • 10.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.6%Males
  • 4.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 12.1%Males
  • 13.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 12.2%Males
  • 13.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 11.6%Males
  • 13.9%Females
Bakersfield marital status for males
Bakersfield marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $30,400

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Bakersfield:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 78.3%Utility gas
  • 20.2%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 61.4%Utility gas
  • 36.4%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,394
Here:

6.3%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,206
Here:

6.5%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,257
Here:

9.2%
California:

15.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

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 (Noninstitutionalized)