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Pros

-Cost of living
-Low rainfall
-Mild winters

Cons

-Air quality
-High unemployment
-Summer heat


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.



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Quick Facts About Kern


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Kern County is 10.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Kern County jobs have Decreased by 0.06 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Kern County's cost of living is 2.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Kern County's population is 882,176 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 64.36 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Kern County is $182,500. Home appreciation the last year has been -20.77 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Kern County public schools spend $11,405 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.4 students per teacher in Kern County.

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