Bakersfield, Missouri

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Population in 2019: 227 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -20.4%
 
Males: 94  (41.5%)
Females: 133  (58.5%)
Median resident age:

28.4 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 65609, 65626.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $22,212 (it was $20,139 in 2000)
Bakersfield:

$22,212
MO:

$57,409

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,395 (it was $10,752 in 2000)

Bakersfield village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $84,641 (it was $34,600 in 2000)
Bakersfield:

$84,641
MO:

$168,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $89,670; detached houses: $94,815; mobile homes: $57,866

Median gross rent in 2019: $671.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bakersfield: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 46.1%
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  • Races in Bakersfield, MO (2019)
    • 24891.9%White alone
    • 103.7%Two or more races
    • 51.9%American Indian alone
    • 51.9%Hispanic

Races in Bakersfield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bakersfield, Missouri as of May 06, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bakersfield is 278 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (29.0%), English (29.0%), Italian (25.8%), Irish (6.5%), Polish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1967

Elevation: 718 feet

Land area: 1.42 square miles.

Population density: 160 people per square mile   (very low).

Bakersfield, Missouri map

4 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.4%
Missouri:

2.7%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Bakersfield village:

0.8% ($289)
Missouri:

1.0% ($851)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (78.4 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (156.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (368.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

South Fork, MO (3.5 miles ),
Viola, AR (3.5 miles ),
Gainesville, MO (4.1 miles ),
Mountain Home, AR (4.3 miles ),
Briarcliff, AR (4.4 miles ),
Salesville, AR (4.5 miles ),
Salem, AR (4.6 miles ),
West Plains, MO (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 36.52 N, Longitude: 92.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Distribution of median household income in Bakersfield, MO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bakersfield, MO in 2019
Bakersfield satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Missouri:

3.9%
Most common industries in Bakersfield, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (10.8%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.8%)
  • Wood products (5.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Truck transportation (9.3%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Wood products (6.7%)
  • Gasoline stations (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (18.8%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts & supplies merchant wholesalers (4.7%)
  • Wood products (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Bakersfield, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.8%)
  • Religious workers (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (8.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.0%)
  • Religious workers (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (12.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.3%)

Average climate in Bakersfield, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bakersfield-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the Bakersfield village center killed 2 people and injured 28 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/1/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.6 miles away from the village center killed one person and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bakersfield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 513% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 266.2 miles away from Bakersfield center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 118.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 267.4 miles away from Bakersfield center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 129.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 151.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ozark County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 10, Winds: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bakersfield topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bakersfield:

  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 79 miles; Springfield, MO; Full-time enrollment: 16,660)
  • Evangel University (about 79 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 80 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Drury University (about 80 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Harding University (about 92 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 95 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 97 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)

Public high school in Bakersfield:

Public elementary/middle school in Bakersfield:

See full list of schools located in Bakersfield

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Fore Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Ozark County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

BAKERSFIELD (Population served: 292, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-22-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-03-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

59.0%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Bakersfield (2011 data):

  • Century Bank of the Ozarks: Bakersfield Branch at 295 West Side North Main, branch established on 1983/02/28. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $170.0 mil, Deposits: $150.3 mil, headquarters in Gainesville, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Century Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Bakersfield:

Marital status in Bakersfield, MO
  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Bakersfield:

  • High school or higher: 75.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Missouri average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bakersfield, MO (based on Ozark County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,35218
Mainline Protestant4822
Catholic1511
Other31
None7,735-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Ozark County:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Ozark County:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

8.68 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ozark County:

9.9%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.6%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
Missouri:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bakersfield:

44.0%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.5%
State:

46.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.6
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.5%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bakersfield:

12.9%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

27.4%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

52.7%
State:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Bakersfield:

84.5%
Missouri:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bakersfield, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,650
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,100
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,100
Totals for Government 0$0 4$3,850

Bakersfield government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($74.89)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($74.89)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($74.89)
    Electric Utilities: $14,000 ($61.67)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($26.43)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($13.22)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($13.22)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000 ($8.81)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($4.41)
    Gas Utilities: $1,000 ($4.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($4.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($4.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($17.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $47,000 ($207.05)

Bakersfield government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $43,000 ($189.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($163.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($39.65)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $17,000 ($74.89)
    Property: $3,000 ($13.22)

Bakersfield government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $108,000 ($475.77)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $108,000 ($475.77)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $104,000 ($458.15)
    End of Fiscal Year: $99,000 ($436.12)

Businesses in Bakersfield, MO

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 2

Strongest AM radio stations in Bakersfield:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KTLO (1240 AM; 1 kW; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: KTLO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCGS (960 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: SOUTHLAND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KWPM (1450 AM; 1 kW; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bakersfield:

  • KOMT (107.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MAC PARTNERS)
  • KPFM (105.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN HOME RADIO STATION, INC.)
  • KMAC (99.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, MO; Owner: PEARSON B/CASTING OF G/VILLE, INC)
  • KTLO-FM (97.9 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: KTLO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTZ (93.5 FM; LAKEVIEW, AR; Owner: JOHN M. DOWDY)
  • KKDY (102.5 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: CENTRAL OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • K224CF (92.7 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING OF MTN. HOME, INC.)
  • KCMH (91.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: CHRISTIAN B/C GROUP OF MT. HOME, INC)
  • KHOM (100.9 FM; SALEM, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K269EH (101.7 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSMW (90.9 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SW MO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSPQ (93.9 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)
  • KCTT-FM (101.7 FM; YELLVILLE, AR; Owner: KTLO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSAR (92.3 FM; THAYER, MO; Owner: BRAGG BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Bakersfield fatal accident list:

Dec 19, 2006 03:40 PM, Sr-101, Lat: 36.538610, Lon: -92.138330, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 10, 2000 06:00 PM, Sr-101, Lat: 36.523091, Lon: -92.142065, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Jan 13, 1984 06:40 AM, 101, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.8mTotal length
  • $1,703,000Total costs
  • 4,892Total average daily traffic
  • 667Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,718Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1/2 Mile N & 1/4 Mi. W. Of Hwy Int. 101 And 142 (Lat: 36.525861 Lon: -92.144056), Type: Tank, Structure height: 38.4 m, Overall height: 41.5 m, Call Sign: WPKC331,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.070 MHz, Grant Date: 01/14/2012, Expiration Date: 01/16/2022, Certifier: Gary Collins, Registrant: Rayfield Communications, 20148 West Woodland, Springfield, MO 65807, Phone: (417) 887-4663, Fax: (417) 887-1434, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: SKYKITS CORP SAVANNAH VGW (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912S (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 341JD , Serial Number: 08-11-51-788, Airworthiness Date: 03/03/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 12/11/2020
    Registrant (Individual): J Lloyd Trustee Davis, Po Box 3, Bakersfield, MO 65609
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/25/2019
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5021D , Serial Number: 51121, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 04/10/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 04/25/2009
    Registrant (Corporation): Rocking K Inc, 3927 County Road 43, Bakersfield, MO 65609
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/26/2018

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of reported fires - 27 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2012. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bakersfield, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (57.7%), and Structure Fires (35.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bakersfield, MO
    • 9757.7%Outside Fires
    • 6035.7%Structure Fires
    • 95.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bakersfield, MO
Most common first names in Bakersfield, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joe873.9 years
James778.0 years
George576.2 years
Roy574.0 years
Blanche376.3 years
Charles375.6 years
Howard373.0 years
Edward367.3 years
John366.6 years
Ida377.6 years
Most common last names in Bakersfield, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mullins1181.0 years
Bales879.2 years
Durham678.0 years
Crawford675.4 years
Dougherty558.8 years
Garner570.4 years
Johnson575.2 years
Johnston580.4 years
Davis576.8 years
Cotter585.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bakersfield, MO
  • 40.0%Electricity
  • 27.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.3%Wood
  • 5.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bakersfield, MO
  • 56.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 36.0%Electricity
  • 8.0%Wood


Bakersfield compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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