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Bakersfield, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Bakersfield,CA index of house prices

Total population: 368,759 (Urban population: 244,861, Rural population: 2,524 (72 farm, 2,452 nonfarm))

Houses: 121,920 (116,507 occupied: 66,709 owner occupied, 49,798 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

43%
State:

46%

Housing density: 1,078 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $131,677.

Median contract rent in 2016: $470 (lower quartile is $376, upper quartile is $613)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $437


Median gross rent in Bakersfield, CA in 2016: $564

Housing units in Bakersfield with a mortgage: 50,896 (2,424 second mortgage, 3,078 home equity loan, 390 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,813

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $85,000

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $62,118

Median monthly housing costs: $1,171


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Bakersfield, California Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $236,600 (it was $103,500 in 2000)
Bakersfield:

$236,600
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $172,400 - $303,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $285,744
Here:

$285,744
State:

$662,746

Townhouses or other attached units: $210,762
Here:

$210,762
State:

$572,965

In 2-unit structures: $154,698
Here:

$154,698
State:

$907,600

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,532
Here:

$159,532
State:

$578,996

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $243,289
Here:

$243,289
State:

$548,947

Mobile homes: $9,332
Here:

$9,332
State:

$109,501
Median year house/condo built: 1993

Median year apartment built: 1980

Household type by relationship:

Households: 376,371
  • In family households: 331,988 (39,773 male householders, 45,298 female householders)
    58,814 spouses, 141,107 children (131,467 natural, 2,206 adopted, 7,434 stepchildren), 10,357 grandchildren, 6,136 brothers or sisters, 9,583 parents, 8,915 other relatives, 12,005 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 40,260 (16,969 male householders (13,411 living alone)), 14,467 female householders (12,117 living alone)), 8,824 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,123

Size of family households: 24,408 2-persons, 18,835 3-persons, 20,397 4-persons, 11,275 5-persons, 6,324 6-persons, 3,832 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 25,528 1-person, 4,493 2-persons, 964 3-persons, 139 4-persons, 312 5-persons.

62,453 married couples with children.
35,349 single-parent households (6,657 men, 28,692 women).

55.9% of residents of Bakersfield speak English at home.
35.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (48% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 74,026 (19.7%)
(43.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.8
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 45no bedroom
  • 5761 bedroom
  • 7,3492 bedrooms
  • 33,3583 bedrooms
  • 21,9784 bedrooms
  • 3,4035+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Bakersfield population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bakersfield, California:

  • 2,466no bedroom
  • 7,5821 bedroom
  • 18,5042 bedrooms
  • 16,9613 bedrooms
  • 4,1284 bedrooms
  • 1575+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Bakersfield population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 999no vehicle
  • 14,2601 vehicle
  • 29,2882 vehicles
  • 13,4493 vehicles
  • 6,3024 vehicles
  • 2,4115+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Bakersfield population

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

  • 6,138no vehicle
  • 21,9411 vehicle
  • 16,1932 vehicles
  • 4,1833 vehicles
  • 8774 vehicles
  • 4665+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Bakersfield population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bakersfield, California:

  • 451 room
  • 1022 rooms
  • 5993 rooms
  • 6,7394 rooms
  • 20,5835 rooms
  • 15,3176 rooms
  • 10,0377 rooms
  • 7,1858 rooms
  • 6,1029+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Bakersfield population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bakersfield, California:

  • 2,1911 room
  • 4,1132 rooms
  • 8,8673 rooms
  • 14,5534 rooms
  • 11,2455 rooms
  • 5,1866 rooms
  • 2,1177 rooms
  • 7408 rooms
  • 7869+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Bakersfield population

Year house built

Median 2016 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 ($)

  • Bakersfield, CA household income distribution

  • Bakersfield, CA household income distribution
  • 6,950Less than $10,000
  • 5,593$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5,002$15,000 to $19,999
  • 6,986$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5,091$25,000 to $29,999
  • 5,462$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4,776$35,000 to $39,999
  • 5,329$40,000 to $44,999
  • 3,512$45,000 to $49,999
  • 10,209$50,000 to $59,999
  • 11,955$60,000 to $74,999
  • 15,670$75,000 to $99,999
  • 11,413$100,000 to $124,999
  • 6,268$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6,567$150,000 to $199,999
  • 5,724$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Bakersfield, CA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Bakersfield, CA
  • 156Less than $10,000
  • 364$10,000 to $14,999
  • 342$15,000 to $19,999
  • 442$20,000 to $24,999
  • 125$30,000 to $34,999
  • 65$35,000 to $39,999
  • 198$40,000 to $49,999
  • 183$50,000 to $59,999
  • 454$60,000 to $69,999
  • 436$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,211$80,000 to $89,999
  • 624$90,000 to $99,999
  • 3,090$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,108$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6,550$150,000 to $174,999
  • 5,823$175,000 to $199,999
  • 13,908$200,000 to $249,999
  • 12,562$250,000 to $299,999
  • 9,941$300,000 to $399,999
  • 3,023$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,293$500,000 to $749,999
  • 721$750,000 to $999,999
  • 434$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 211$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 445$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Bakersfield, CA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Bakersfield, CA
  • 350Less than $100
  • 290$150 to $199
  • 126$200 to $249
  • 504$250 to $299
  • 126$300 to $349
  • 156$350 to $399
  • 878$400 to $449
  • 707$450 to $499
  • 1,132$500 to $549
  • 2,254$550 to $599
  • 2,802$600 to $649
  • 4,491$650 to $699
  • 2,137$700 to $749
  • 5,157$750 to $799
  • 6,345$800 to $899
  • 3,615$900 to $999
  • 9,413$1,000 to $1,249
  • 5,322$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,475$1,500 to $1,999
  • 792$2,000 to $2,499
  • 73$2,500 to $2,999
  • 653No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 10,6632010 or later
  • 16,1122000 to 2009
  • 19,5201990 to 1999
  • 11,2891980 to 1989
  • 6,0221970 to 1979
  • 3,535Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Bakersfield population
Bakersfield commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,732
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 13,810
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 28,163
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 33,533
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 27,312
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 10,034
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 16,599
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,380
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 3,972
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 6,910
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,745
  • 90 or more minutes: 3,601
Bakersfield, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 96.8%
Number of people working at home: 5,487 (3.5% of all workers)

Bakersfield mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 135,832 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 14,652 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,275 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 76 (0%)
  • Railroad: 196 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,719 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 790 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,975 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 5,487 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 10,039
 German: 6,453
 Irish: 6,217
 English: 5,344
 European: 3,520
 Italian: 3,187
 Scottish: 1,559
 African: 1,036
 French (except Basque): 977
 Norwegian: 782
 Arab: 770
 Dutch: 755
 Portuguese: 751
 Swedish: 690
 Scotch-Irish: 624
 Polish: 490
 Canadian: 473
 Northern European: 411
 Russian: 390
 British: 382
 Basque: 379
 Egyptian: 298
 Iranian: 282
 Danish: 279
 Scandinavian: 266
 Jordanian: 253
 Yugoslavian: 221
 Eastern European: 199
 French Canadian: 196
 Welsh: 183
 Hungarian: 153
 Nigerian: 152
 Greek: 151
 Ukrainian: 144
 Finnish: 143
 Syrian: 140
 Brazilian: 137
 Armenian: 119
 Belgian: 98
 Lebanese: 94
 Croatian: 89
 Belizean: 78
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 61
 Austrian: 59
 Swiss: 57
 Slovak: 53
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 51
 Sudanese: 46
 Czech: 44
 Czechoslovakian: 38
 Jamaican: 31
 Ethiopian: 30
 Guyanese: 24
 Ghanaian: 23
 Palestinian: 23
 Serbian: 21
 Turkish: 21
 West Indian: 16
 Afghan: 15
 Haitian: 15
 Kenyan: 11
 British West Indian: 11
 Estonian: 10
 New Zealander: 8
 Slovene: 8
 Romanian: 7
 Latvian: 6
 Cajun: 6
 Lithuanian: 5
 South African: 4
 Icelander: 4
 Senegalese: 4

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

  • 55%Mexico
  • 10%India
  • 8%Philippines
  • 5%El Salvador
  • 3%Guatemala
  • 2%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 2%Korea

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

  • This state: 253,714
  • Other state: 46,066
  • Northeast: 5,472
  • Midwest: 12,546
  • South: 17,675
  • West: 10,373

81% of Bakersfield residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in California.

Bakersfield:

81.1%
State average:

86.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,217
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,504
  • 5th and 6th grade: 4,529
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,223
  • 9th grade: 1,484
  • 10th grade: 2,271
  • 11th grade: 2,681
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,789
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 27,673
  • Less than 1 year of college: 8,827
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 16,412
  • Associate degree: 9,026
  • Bachelor's degree: 16,360
  • Master's degree: 4,023
  • Professional school degree: 2,055
  • Doctorate degree: 1,669

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,116
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,656
  • 5th and 6th grade: 4,655
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,651
  • 9th grade: 1,974
  • 10th grade: 4,133
  • 11th grade: 3,117
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,976
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 28,029
  • Less than 1 year of college: 7,330
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 19,962
  • Associate degree: 11,209
  • Bachelor's degree: 16,713
  • Master's degree: 5,495
  • Professional school degree: 1,802
  • Doctorate degree: 745

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 8.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 8.4%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 21.2%Males
  • 19.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.2%Males
  • 1.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 19.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 16.6%Males
  • 2.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 8.6%Males
  • 14.7%Females
Bakersfield marital status for males
Bakersfield marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 85,324
  • One, attached: 2,608
  • Two: 4,028
  • 3 or 4: 12,405
  • 5 to 9: 7,226
  • 10 to 19: 2,585
  • 20 to 49: 1,844
  • 50 or more: 4,086
  • Mobile homes: 1,754
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 60

Median worth of mobile homes: $42,100

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Bakersfield:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bakersfield
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (67.1%)
  • Electricity (30.2%)
  • Solar energy (2.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (55.9%)
  • Electricity (39.7%)
  • No fuel used (2.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,288
Here:

4.5%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 404
Here:

1.6%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,773
Here:

10.8%
California:

15.5%

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)