Bakersfield Metro Area, California 

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Population

878,744

+7.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

8.0%

Median Income

$48,574

Median Home Price

$216,800

United States / California / Bakersfield Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Bakersfield Metro Area, 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 Bakersfield, CA
 $247,990 
303 Woolrich Bay Dr # 8UXEO1
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1657 SqFt
 $247,990 
303 Woolrich Bay Dr # 8UXEO1
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1657 SqFt
 $253,400 
Selling From: 9816 Fire Island
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1440 SqFt
 $199,999 
6016 Billabong Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1134 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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Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: California
County: Kern
Metro Area: Bakersfield Metro Area
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 Bakersfield Metro Area is 8.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bakersfield Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.21%. More Economy

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

VOTING
The Bakersfield metro area voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Bakersfield Metro Area'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 Bakersfield Metro Area is $216,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.88%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Bakersfield Metro Area

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 6.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Bakersfield Real Estate or Find top agents in Bakersfield

The median home price in Bakersfield is $216,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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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NEW LISTINGS IN BAKERSFIELD CA
$247,990
303 Woolrich Bay Dr # 8UXEO1
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$253,400
Selling From: 9816 Fire Island
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$199,999
6016 Billabong Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$247,900
9816 Fire Island Dr # QX53O9
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$237,990
306 Fort Denison Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$237,990
303 Woolrich Bay Dr # 333GXE
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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