Bakersfield, California 

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Population

372,680

+12.3% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.5%

Median Income

$56,842

Median Home Price

$245,000

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

Local Listings in Bakersfield, CA
 $285,000 
3216 Corvallis Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1840 SqFt
 $285,000 
3216 Corvallis Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1840 SqFt
 $247,900 
9816 Fire Island Dr # QX53O9
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1440 SqFt
 $281,400 
Selling From: 9816 Fire Island
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1798 SqFt

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
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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bakersfield is 5.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bakersfield jobs have increased by 1.21%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bakersfield's cost of living is 9.30% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Bakersfield's Cost of Living

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 12.30%. 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 $245,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.83%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Bakersfield

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 5.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Bakersfield Real Estate or Find top agents in Bakersfield

The median home price in Bakersfield is $245,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Bakersfield   73 Reviews
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

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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

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


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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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NEW LISTINGS IN BAKERSFIELD CA
$285,000
3216 Corvallis Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$247,900
9816 Fire Island Dr # QX53O9
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$281,400
Selling From: 9816 Fire Island
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$235,900
9816 Fire Island Dr # CL4LY6
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$285,300
6614 Chestnut Wood Dr # Q18GIO
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$267,440
303 Woolrich Bay Dr # 2WG265
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

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