Kern County, California 

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Population

878,744

+7.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

8.4%

Median Income

$48,574

Median Home Price

$219,100

Best Places to Live in Kern County, California

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

Pros
Cost of living
Low rainfall
Mild winters
Cons
Air quality
High unemployment
Summer heat
 $295,000 
3825 Zamora Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1642 SqFt
 $195,000 
224 Oregon St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1082 SqFt
 $239,995 
238 Eye St
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 855 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
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Bakersfield, Delano, 59 total
Zip Codes: 93307, 93306, 93309, 93312, 93215, 93308, 93313, 93304, 93311, 93305, 51 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 492 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Kern County is 8.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kern County jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Kern County's cost of living is 1.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Kern County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Kern County, while January and December 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
Kern County's population is 878,744 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 7.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Kern County is $219,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.6%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Kern County public schools spend $11,405 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.4 students per teacher in Kern County. More Education



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Housing Market in Kern

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ZIP CODES IN KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
93307, 93306, 93309, 93312, 93215, 93308, 93313, 93304, 93311, 93305, 51 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN KERN
$295,000
3825 Zamora Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$195,000
224 Oregon St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$239,995
238 Eye St
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$231,000
336 E Upjohn Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$289,900
208 W 2nd St
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$169,000
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Bed 3 | Bath 2

$794,998
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Bed 4 | Bath 5

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