Bakersfield, California 

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Population

373,640

114% Growth

Unemployment Rate

9.6%

Median Income

$56,842

Avg. Home Price

$233,200

Best Places to Live in Bakersfield, California

Mid-sized city - South-central California, at the southern end of the Central Valley
Pros
-Cost of living
-Low rainfall
-Mild winters
Cons
-Air quality
-High unemployment
-Summer heat

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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.


QUICK FACTS

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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bakersfield is 9.6% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Bakersfield jobs have decreased by 0.06%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bakersfield's cost of living is 7.40% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Bakersfield's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Bakersfield's population is 373,640 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 113.73%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bakersfield is $233,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.83%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Bakersfield

It's a good time to buy in Bakersfield. Home Appreciation is up 4.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Bakersfield Real Estate.

The median home price in Bakersfield is $233,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Bakersfield   72 Reviews
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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Where to begin - 12/18/2016
Bakersfield has the dirtiest air in the state or US i cant remember. My car is covered with a black soot all the time, have to wash it a lot. Allergies are bad here... Read More

Can't wait to leave.. - 12/30/2015
For basis of comparison I lived in: San Francisco, CA Oakland, CA Walnut Creek, CA Moraga, CA Coeur d'Alene, ID Rutland, VT Dallas, TX Los Angeles, CA San... Read More


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