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Total population: 324,463 (Urban population: 321,153, Rural population: 3,310 (94 farm, 3,216 nonfarm))

Bakersfield,CA index of house prices


Houses: 88,189 (83,428 occupied: 50,394 owner occupied, 33,034 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

40%

Housing density: 780 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $361,782.


Median contract rent in 2009: $742 (lower quartile is $592, upper quartile is $980)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $818


Median gross rent in Bakersfield, CA in 2009: $881


Housing units in Bakersfield with a mortgage: 37,839 (6,453 second mortgage, 2,363 home equity loan, 188 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,086


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $76,004


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $42,337


Median monthly housing costs: $1,153





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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $196,300 (it was $103,500 in 2000)
Bakersfield:

$196,300
California:

$384,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $136,400 - $267,400

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $217,343
Here:

$217,343
State:

$521,364

Townhouses or other attached units: $204,884
Here:

$204,884
State:

$436,871

In 2-unit structures: $150,138
Here:

$150,138
State:

$634,434

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,603
Here:

$127,603
State:

$443,730

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,145
Here:

$135,145
State:

$418,318

Mobile homes: $71,804
Here:

$71,804
State:

$59,450

Median year house/condo built: 1988

Median year apartment built: 1981

Household type by relationship:

Households: 243,569
  • In family households: 216,586 (45,437 male householders, 16,361 female householders)
    45,520 spouses, 87,879 children (79,848 natural, 1,853 adopted, 6,178 stepchildren), 5,710 grandchildren, 2,601 brothers or sisters, 1,854 parents, 4,452 other relatives, 6,772 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 26,983 (9,603 male householders (7,294 living alone)), 12,200 female householders (10,623 living alone)), 5,180 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,816 (2,142 institutionalized population)

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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Rooms in houses/apartments in Bakersfield, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 72
  • 2 rooms: 636
  • 3 rooms: 3,275
  • 4 rooms: 3,295
  • 5 rooms: 12,827
  • 6 rooms: 14,077
  • 7 rooms: 8,841
  • 8 rooms: 4,645
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,726
  • 1 room: 2,112
  • 2 rooms: 4,599
  • 3 rooms: 6,151
  • 4 rooms: 9,105
  • 5 rooms: 6,522
  • 6 rooms: 3,012
  • 7 rooms: 942
  • 8 rooms: 393
  • 9 or more rooms: 198
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bakersfield, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1,012
  • 1 bedroom: 1,746
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,296
  • 3 bedrooms: 28,201
  • 4 bedrooms: 10,952
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,187
  • no bedroom: 3,197
  • 1 bedroom: 8,526
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,146
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,177
  • 4 bedrooms: 902
  • 5+ bedrooms: 86
Cars and other vehicles available in Bakersfield, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,856
  • 1 vehicle: 13,050
  • 2 vehicles: 24,407
  • 3 vehicles: 8,130
  • 4 vehicles: 2,200
  • 5+ vehicles: 751
  • no vehicle: 6,541
  • 1 vehicle: 16,066
  • 2 vehicles: 8,408
  • 3 vehicles: 1,668
  • 4 vehicles: 208
  • 5+ vehicles: 143

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 6,327
  • 2000 to 2004: 14,925
  • 1990 to 1999: 19,242
  • 1980 to 1989: 20,519
  • 1970 to 1979: 18,519
  • 1960 to 1969: 9,583
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,548
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,218
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,083

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Bakersfield, CA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Bakersfield, CA:

  • Less than $10,000: 177
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 88
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 97
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 130
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 123
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 108
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 151
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 396
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 270
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 283
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 502
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 561
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 731
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 3012
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 6083
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 9258
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 8006
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 11382
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 7254
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 5334
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 1913
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 1638
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 390
  • $1,000,000 or more: 228
 


Bakersfield rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Bakersfield:

  • Less than $100: 26 people
  • $100 to $149: 63
  • $150 to $199: 43
  • $200 to $249: 228
  • $250 to $299: 450
  • $300 to $349: 194
  • $350 to $399: 257
  • $400 to $449: 781
  • $450 to $499: 601
  • $500 to $549: 1,447
  • $550 to $599: 1,441
  • $600 to $649: 2,398
  • $650 to $699: 2,527
  • $700 to $749: 2,373
  • $750 to $799: 2,796
  • $800 to $899: 4,886
  • $900 to $999: 4,183
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 6,166
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 4,293
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 2,687
  • $2,000 or more: 1,301
  • No cash rent: 1,022
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 6,255
  • 1990 to 1994: 6,530
  • 1985 to 1989: 6,508
  • 1980 to 1984: 4,781
  • 1975 to 1979: 3,859
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,163
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,161
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,374


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 commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2754
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 11504
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 19799
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 22668
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 16281
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3723
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7795
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1111
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1497
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4159
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2915
  • 90 or more minutes: 2963
 


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%)
 


Bakersfield, CA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 9154
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 5960
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 5830
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 5600
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 5195
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 5041
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 5037
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 4531
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 4417
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 7370
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 8378
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 8704
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 4169
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 1762
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 1258
  • $200,000 or more: 1195
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 111325
 German: 17531
 United States or American: 13935
 English: 12055
 Irish: 11628
 Italian: 5891
 French (except Basque): 3009
 Scottish: 2205
 Scotch-Irish: 2043
 Subsaharan African:: 1689
 Norwegian: 1644
 European: 1613
 Dutch: 1532
 African: 1352
 Swedish: 1342
 Polish: 1147
 Portuguese: 1074
 Arab:: 1072
 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 (%):



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


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

  • This state: 158479
  • Northeast: 4171
  • Midwest: 14087
  • South: 23411
  • West: 11351

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 rate for White non-Hispanic males: 5.3%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 5.8%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 16.3%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 14.7%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 11.9%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 10.9%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 5.6%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 4.9%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 12.1%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 13.5%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 12.2%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 13.8%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 11.6%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 13.9%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $62,384
  • Black householders: $31,257
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $62,909
  • Asian householders: $67,463
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $56,519
  • Some other race householders: $40,118
  • Two or more races householders: $54,186
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $41,458
Bakersfield household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Bakersfield household income for Black householders
Bakersfield household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Bakersfield household income for Asian householders
Bakersfield household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Bakersfield household income for Some other race householders
Bakersfield household income for Two or more races householders
Bakersfield household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Bakersfield marital status for males
Bakersfield marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $216,593
  • Black or African American householders: $165,005
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $185,489
  • Asian householders: $242,767
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $205,783
  • Some other race householders: $164,436
  • Two or more races householders: $189,472
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $168,988

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 57,582
  • One, attached: 3,221
  • Two: 2,679
  • 3 or 4: 7,314
  • 5 to 9: 3,847
  • 10 to 19: 1,990
  • 20 to 49: 2,533
  • 50 or more: 6,485
  • Mobile homes: 2,502
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 36

Median worth of mobile homes: $50,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 8 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Bakersfield:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bakersfield
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (78.3%)
  • Electricity (20.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (61.4%)
  • Electricity (36.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)



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 (Noninst.)


 

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