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What Bert Has To Say About Bakersfield Metro Area

Bakersfield is a quiet agricultural and industrial town located in one of the driest inhabited areas of California. Irrigated agriculture, mostly cotton, orchard crops and grapes lies to the north, and a large oil industry supported by nearby fields operates in and around the city. There isn’t much to do. But the area is becoming a refuge for southern Californians looking to escape the high costs and bustle of the LA Basin, which starts about 80 miles and across a mountain range south. The area is also picking up businesses looking for an inexpensive location with southern California access; thus the economy is improving after years of malaise.


Mid-sized city - South-central California, at the southern end of the Central Valley See Local Real Estate
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City: Bakersfield
Zip Codes: 93307, 93306, ... 10 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 492 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Bakersfield

    The unemployment rate in Bakersfield is 9.60 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Bakersfield jobs have Decreased by 0.06 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bakersfield's cost of living is 7.40% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Bakersfield's Cost of Living
    Bakersfield's population is 373,640 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 113.73 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Bakersfield is $212,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -23.39%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Bakersfield public schools spend $8,308 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.8 students per teacher in Bakersfield. Learn more...

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Moved in 1997

My husband and I both grew up in Bakersfield and married after High School (attended South High which now looks like a juvenile detention facility more than a High... (Read More)



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Bakersfield has the dirtiest air in the state or US i cant remember. My car is covered with a black soot all the time, have to wash it a lot. Allergies are bad here... (Read More)



Can't wait to leave..

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