Bakersfield Metro Area, California 

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Population

878,744

+7.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

11.1%

Median Income

$48,574

Median Home Price

$219,100

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Best Places to Live in Bakersfield Metro Area, 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 the Bakersfield metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Bakersfield, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cost of living
Low rainfall
Mild winters
Cons
Air quality
High unemployment
Summer heat


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

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Country: United States
State: California
County: Kern
Metro Area: Bakersfield Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat 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 Bakersfield Metro Area is 11.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bakersfield Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

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

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Bakersfield metro area remained strongly Republican, 53.9% to 43.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Bakersfield Metro Area'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 Bakersfield Metro Area is Real Estate: $219,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.6%.

SCHOOLS
Bakersfield Metro Area public schools spend $11,405 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.5 students per teacher in Bakersfield Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Bakersfield

It's a good time to buy in Bakersfield. Home Appreciation is up 5.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Bakersfield is $219,100.

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ZIP CODES IN BAKERSFIELD METRO AREA, CALIFORNIA
93307, 93306, 93309, 93312, 93215, 93308, 93313, 93304, 93311, 93305, 51 total

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