Kern County, California 

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Population

878,744

+7.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

8.0%

Median Income

$48,574

Median Home Price

$223,800

Best Places to Live in Kern County, 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 Kern, County, CA
 $264,000 
3332 Discovery Way
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1639 SqFt
 $264,000 
3332 Discovery Way
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1639 SqFt
 $187,500 
3342 Floral Meadow Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1044 SqFt
 $219,500 
10213 Planebrook Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1595 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
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 8.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kern County jobs have increased by 1.21%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Kern County's cost of living is 4.70% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Kern County's Cost of Living

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 7.73%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Kern County is $223,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.88%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Kern County

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

It's a good time to buy in Kern. Home Appreciation is up 6.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Kern Real Estate or Find top agents in Kern

The median home price in Kern is $223,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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 COUNTY CA
$264,000
3332 Discovery Way
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$187,500
3342 Floral Meadow Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$219,500
10213 Planebrook Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$222,000
541 Sarabande Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.75 |

$229,900
3719 Garnet Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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

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