Wasco, California 

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Population

26,378

+4.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

14.2%

Median Income

$39,273

Median Home Price

$192,500

Best Places to Live in Wasco, California

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

Pros
Cost of living
Low rainfall
Mild winters
Cons
Air quality
High unemployment
Summer heat
 $225,000 
1525 Pine St
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1079 SqFt
 $152,500 
518 Broadway St
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 697 SqFt
 $149,950 
840 D St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 600 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.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: California
County: Kern County
Metro Area: Bakersfield Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Wasco
Zip Codes: 93280
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 492 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Wasco is 14.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wasco jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Wasco's cost of living is 3.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Wasco's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Wasco, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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

POPULATION
Wasco's population is 26,378 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Wasco is $192,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.0%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Wasco public schools spend $8,432 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 26.5 students per teacher in Wasco. More Education



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Housing Market in Wasco

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Reviews for Wasco   2 Reviews
Easy Living - 12/4/2016
I am a disabled 77 year old woman living in a senior apartment. My daughter lives in Bakersfield and moved me here so I could be close to my daughter and my... Read More

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Overview - 3/4/2011
I've lived in Wasco for 2 years. Wasco is generally a pleasant place to live, 30 mi. NW of Bakersfield. Be forwarned about air quality -- second worst in the nation... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN WASCO, CALIFORNIA
93280

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Bed 3 | Bath 1

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840 D St
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