Bakersfield, California 

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Economy in Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield has an unemployment rate of 5.5%. The US average is 3.9%.

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
  Unemployment Rate5.5%3.9%
  Recent Job Growth1.2%1.6%
  Future Job Growth24.2%33.5%
  Sales Taxes7.3%7.3%
  Income Tax9.3%4.6%
  Income per Cap.$25,044$31,177
  Household Income$60,058$57,652
  Family Median Income$64,861$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting5.2%1.3%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction5.3%0.6%
  Construction6.5%6.2%
  Manufacturing5.6%10.4%
  Wholesale trade3.4%2.7%
  Retail trade12.0%11.6%
  Transportation and warehousing4.3%4.1%
  Utilities0.8%0.9%
  Information1.3%2.1%
  Finance and insurance3.1%4.7%
  Real estate, rental, leasing1.9%1.9%
  Professional, scientific, technical services4.2%6.7%
  Management of companies0.0%0.1%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs3.9%4.3%
  Educational services9.6%9.3%
  Health care and social assistance12.9%13.8%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation1.5%2.2%
  Accommodation, food services7.8%7.4%
  Other services4.3%4.9%
  Public administration6.2%4.8%
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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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