Kern County: Take a Closer Look


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  • Kern County: The ideal boomers’ destination

    October 18, 2016

    If 2015 was considered the Year of the Millennial, 2016 just might be the Year of the Boomer. In fact, many of the elements that have made Kern County the No. 2 ranked metro in the U.S. for millennial population and job growth have also produced a similar No. 2 ranking as a top retiree destination—not just for a vacation, but as a place to invest in their future.

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  • Kern County GDP Decreases to $35.8 Billion

    September 20, 2016

    Kern County saw an decrease of 6.5% bringing its GDP to $35.8 billion from $38.3 billion in 2014. Collectively, real GDP for U. S. metropolitan areas increased 2.5 percent in 2015 after increasing 2.3 percent in 2014. Kern County is ranked as number 76 in the nation for current GDP, and number nine in the state of California.

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