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Overview
Population:347,091
Pop. Change:26%
State: California
Metro Area: Bakersfield Metro Area
County: Kern County
City:Bakersfield
Zip Code:93307, 93306, ... 9 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Bakersfield's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Bakersfield Metro Area

Profile: Mid-sized city  Location: South-central California, at the southern end of the Central Valley Elevation: 492 Time zone: Pacific Standard Time

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Interesting Facts about Bakersfield, California

As of 2014, Bakersfield's population is 347,091 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 25.93 percent.

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The median home cost in Bakersfield is $182,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 15.70 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Bakersfield's cost of living is 4.00% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Bakersfield public schools spend $11,294 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.6 students per teacher in Bakersfield.

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The unemployment rate in Bakersfield is 7.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Bakersfield jobs have Decreased by 0.24 percent.


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Map Of Bakersfield

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Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Bakersfield's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes