Population growth remains high in Kern County, bolstered by a young population, growing job opportunities, and affordable home prices. According to the California Economic Forecast report, Kern will continue to attract new residents over the forecast horizon and the growth of population will modestly accelerate. By 2018, the total population will reach 943,800 individuals. And over the 2013-2018 period, Kern County will gain more than 76,800 new residents –  an annual average increase of 2%!

Total Kern County Population:


Source: State of California, Department of Finance, 2016

Total Bakersfield Population:


Source: State of California, Department of Finance, 2016

Regional Demographic Comparisons

Compared to neighboring counties, Kern County leads the way for highest Per Capita Income, Gross Domestic Product, and Taxable Sales!

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Kern County Population Breakdown


Ethnicity Percentage of Population
Hispanic or Latina Origin 49.2%
White, not Hispanic 59.5%
Black 5.8%
Asian 4.2%
Two or more races 4.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.5%
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander persons 0.1%
Female 48.6%
Male 51.4%
0-17 30.3%
18-24 11.2%
25-34 14.5%
35-44 12.9%
45-54 12.9%
55-64 9.2%
52-74 5.2%
75+ 3.8%

Source: JobsEQ®, Census 2010, unless noted otherwise, Census 2015, annual average growth rate since 2005, Median values for certain aggregate regions (such as MSAs) may be estimated as the weighted averages of the median values from the composing counties, ACS 2011-2015, 5 2014; Current Population Survey,, and Chmura; county- and zip-level data are best estimates based upon industry-, MSA-, and state-level data, Disconnected Youth are 16-19 year olds who are (1) not in school, (2) not high school graduates, and (3) either unemployed or not in the labor force.

Strengthening Scotland’s Connections with the Commonwealth

Through hosting the best cheap michael kors games ever last year, Scotland strengthened its connections with the Commonwealth and enhanced Scotland’s reputation replica cheap Michael Kors as a vibrant, welcoming and culturally rich nation.

On Monday I attended at the Commonwealth Day Observance service at Westminster Abbey where I listened to inspirational speakers, such as cheap Michael Kors Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyathi, and the Queen’s Young Leaders winner, PJ Cole, talk of their work to improve the lives of others.

Yesterday, through a Scottish Parliament debate to mark Commonwealth Week, we reflected on how people in Scotland are working with individuals and cheap michael kors handbags organisations in Commonwealth nations to change lives and increase life chances. Contributions ranged from women’s rights to the fact we have such a young Commonwealth.

Before the debate, the First Minister and I met with UNICEF Youth Ambassador Monica Dzonzi an inspirational woman who is doing excellent work to transform lives through sport at the Bangwe Youth Centre in Blantyre City, Malawi.

The meeting took place ahead of a reception to celebrate the opening of UNICEF’s new Scottish operations. Having last met Monica during the Games, it was great to see her again and learn more cheap replica michael kors about how UNICEF’s role as a Commonwealth Games partner has led to them established a permanent base in Edinburgh.

UNICEF do incredible work, in over 190 counties fake michael kors internationally, to transform the lives of children.

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We all remember UNICEF’s appeal to spectators, athletes and one billion TV viewers to ‘Put Children First’ at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. The appeal allowed people to text in 5 million of donations for the charity, which has since supported projects across the Commonwealth, helping to create a real international Games legacy.

Commonwealth values of humanity, equality and destiny are universal and cherished in Scotland. As we celebrate cheap michael kors purses Commonwealth Games Legacy Week, it’s important that we continue to build on Scotland’s international profile and reputation and work together with our friends across the Commonwealth to secure a better, more prosperous and peaceful future for all our people.

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