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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
Country: United States
State: California
County: Kern County
Metro Area: Bakersfield
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent

City: Bakersfield, Delano, ... 59 total
Zip Codes: 93307, 93306, ... 51 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 492 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Kern

    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. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Kern County's cost of living is 2.20% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Kern County's Cost of Living
    Kern County's population is 882,176 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 64.36 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Kern County is $182,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -20.77%. Check out the homes in the area.
    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. Learn more...

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