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Overview
Population:347,483
Pop. Change:39%
State: California
Metro Area: Bakersfield Metro Area
County: Kern County
City:Bakersfield
Zip Code:93307, 93306, ... 10 more
Real Estate:For Sale
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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


Interesting Facts about Bakersfield, California

As of 2012, Bakersfield's population is 347,483 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 38.80 percent.

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The median home cost in Bakersfield is $133,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.92 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Bakersfield's cost of living is 2.70% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Bakersfield public schools spend $4,580 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,691. There are about 20.6 students per teacher in Bakersfield.

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The unemployment rate in Bakersfield is 13.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 8.60%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bakersfield jobs have Increased by 1.17 percent.


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Map Of Bakersfield

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Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 28 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