Community Profile

Kern County

Kern County is sometimes referred to as “The Golden Empire,” because of its rich history of gold, oil and agricultural production. Located at the southern end of California’s Central Valley, Kern is the nation’s leading petroleum-producing county and consistently ranks among the top five most-productive agricultural counties in the United States. Because of its unique geographical positioning, Kern has also become the distribution center for some of the world’s largest companies. The county is also host to major freeway systems, providing access across California and beyond!