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Santa Barbara, California
Bakersfield, California
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Santa Barbara is 87% more densely populated than Bakersfield.
People are 5% less likely to be married in Bakersfield.
The Median Age is 6.2 years older in Santa Barbara.

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PEOPLE
 Santa Barbara, CABakersfield, CAUnited States
 Population91,842373,640321,418,820
 Population - 201087,859331,868308,745,538
 Population - 200092,325247,057285,036,114
 Population - 199085,571174,820251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now7.33%113.73%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now-0.52%51.24%12.76%
 Pop. Density4,7122,51691
 Land Area191493,531,905
 Water Area231264,837
 Median Age36.430.237.4
 Female Population49.92%50.41%50.81%
 Male Population50.08%49.59%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Santa Barbara, CABakersfield, CAUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.21%9.05%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.02%8.35%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.69%7.99%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.14%5.24%4.03%
 Age 18 to 205.20%4.61%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.67%6.65%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3416.37%15.13%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.41%12.77%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.09%12.00%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.39%5.09%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.54%4.31%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.58%5.01%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.29%2.73%4.26%
 Age 85 and over3.40%1.08%1.85%
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 RACE
 Santa Barbara, CABakersfield, CAUnited States
 White52.85%35.84%62.77%
 Black1.14%7.77%12.24%
 Asian3.21%6.39%4.95%
 Native American0.16%0.60%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.09%0.14%0.16%
 Other0.17%0.17%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.98%2.22%2.13%
 Hispanic40.41%46.89%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic59.59%53.11%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Santa Barbara, CABakersfield, CAUnited States
 Households34,522111,988116,211,000
 Family Households19,04283,59476,958,100
 Non Family Households15,48028,39439,253,000
 Household Size2.563.172.63
 Married Population44.92%50.16%50.58%
 Single Population55.08%49.84%49.42%
 Now Married42.43%47.35%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.50%2.81%2.17%
 Never Married38.86%35.47%32.55%
 Widowed5.45%4.64%5.95%
 Divorced10.77%9.73%10.92%
 Married, w/children30.76%38.17%31.68%
 Married, no children42.70%29.73%41.44%
 Single, w/children17.34%22.97%16.94%
 Single, no children9.20%9.13%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
Comments about Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara and environs: A little bit of paradise lies nestled between the blue Pacific and the gorgeous Santa Ynez Mountain Range. Known as the American Riviera, the greater Santa Barbara area... (read more)

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Comments about Bakersfield

What to do...: Bakersfield has few attractions. The Kern River runs through it, passing through Hart Park, but the river is usually pretty low. Too low to float down without a few... (read more)

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