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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.

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  • Profile: Mid-sized city
  • Time zone: Pacific Standard Time
  • Elevation: 492
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: Taft
  • Zip Codes: Taft (zip 93268)

Quick Facts About Taft

    The unemployment rate in Taft (zip 93268) is 10.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Taft (zip 93268) jobs have Decreased by 0.06 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Taft (zip 93268)'s cost of living is 9.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Taft (zip 93268)'s population is 16,890 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.97 percent.
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Taft (zip 93268) is $116,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -14.66%.
    Taft (zip 93268) public schools spend $12,327 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 21.5 students per teacher in Taft (zip 93268).

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Taft Housing Market

It's a good time to buy in Taft. Home Appreciation is up 13.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Taft Real Estate.
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I moved to Taft from Lexington, KY with my boyfriend one year ago. He grew up here and he persuaded me to relocate here temporarily. No one in their right mind should... (Read More)



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