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Home / United States  /  California / Bakersfield / Kern County / Cities / Zip Codes

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-Cost of living
-Low rainfall
-Mild winters


-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.


Quick Facts About Kern

    The unemployment rate in Kern County is 11.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Kern County jobs have Decreased by 0.24 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Kern County's cost of living is 1.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Kern County's population is 839,153 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.89 percent.
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Kern County is $153,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 15.00 percent.
    Kern County public schools spend $11,294 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.7 students per teacher in Kern County.

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