Bakersfield, California 

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Economy in Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield has an unemployment rate of 8.0%. The US average is 6.0%.

Bakersfield has seen the job market increase by 1.2% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 24.2%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Bakersfield
- The Sales Tax Rate for Bakersfield is 7.3%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Bakersfield is 9.3%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Bakersfield
- The average income of a Bakersfield resident is $23,786 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Bakersfield resident is $56,842 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYBakersfield, CaliforniaUnited States
  8.0%6.0%
  -6.1%-6.2%
  24.2%33.5%
  7.3%6.2%
  8.0%4.6%
  $25,044$31,177
  $60,058$57,652
  $64,861$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  5.2%1.3%
  5.3%0.6%
  6.5%6.2%
  5.6%10.4%
  3.4%2.7%
  12.0%11.6%
  4.3%4.1%
  0.8%0.9%
  1.3%2.1%
  3.1%4.7%
  1.9%1.9%
  4.2%6.7%
  0.0%0.1%
  3.9%4.3%
  9.6%9.3%
  12.9%13.8%
  1.5%2.2%
  7.8%7.4%
  4.3%4.9%
  6.2%4.8%
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    Reviews for Bakersfield    74 Reviews
    Gotta get out of here - 8/27/2021
    I have lived here all of my life. 40+ years. It used to be fun and kinda safe but now it is so scary to go outside. We are literally a homeless dumping ground and there... Read More

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    It’s better than you may think! - 7/5/2020
    I moved here from Seattle 25 years ago, when it had a population of 200,000, and practically the only place to get coffee was a place called “Duke’s Ranch”. Why did I... Read More

    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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