Demographics

Ethnic-collage

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.

Total Kern County Population:

905,801

Source: State of California, Department of Finance, 2018

Total Bakersfield Population:

386,839

Source: State of California, Department of Finance, 2018


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 52.2%
White, not Hispanic 75.1%
Black 5.5%
Asian 4.7%
Two or more races 3.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander persons 0.2%
Gender
Female 48.7%
Male 51.3%
Age
0-17 29.3%
18-24 10.8%
25-34 15.2%
35-44 13.5%
45-54 11.8%
55-64 10.2%
52-74 6.1%
75+ 4.1%

Source: ACS 2013-2017, American Community Survey