Bakersfield, California 

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Population

372,680

+12.3% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.1%

Median Income

$56,842

Median Home Price

$242,800

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Mid-sized city - South-central California, at the southern end of the Central Valley. October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Bakersfield, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Bakersfield, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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

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Country: United States
State: California
County: Kern County
Metro Area: Bakersfield Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Bakersfield
Zip Codes: 93307, 93306, 93309, 93312, 93313, 93304, 93311, 93305, 93301, 93220, 10 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 492 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bakersfield is 6.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bakersfield jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bakersfield's cost of living is 2.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Bakersfield's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Kern county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Bakersfield's population is 372,680 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 12.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bakersfield is Real Estate: $242,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.0%.

SCHOOLS
Bakersfield public schools spend $8,308 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.8 students per teacher in Bakersfield. More Education



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Housing Market in Bakersfield

It's a good time to buy in Bakersfield. Home Appreciation is up 5.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Bakersfield is $242,800.

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Reviews for Bakersfield   74 Reviews
It’s better than you may think! - 7/5/2020
I moved here from Seattle 25 years ago, when it had a population of 200,000, and practically the only place to get coffee was a place called “Duke’s Ranch”. Why did I... Read More

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Beware of the Lords of Bakersfield - 11/19/2018
I've been in this area almost 50 years. I have encountered two classes of people here: the salt of the earth, give you the shirt off their backs and THE LORDS OF... Read More

Moved in 1997 - 6/22/2017
My husband and I both grew up in Bakersfield and married after High School (attended South High which now looks like a juvenile detention facility more than a High... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA
93307, 93306, 93309, 93312, 93313, 93304, 93311, 93305, 93301, 93220, 10 total

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