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0.73% growth
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2.96% decline
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1.61% decline
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0.42% decline

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The economy of Bakersfield, CA employs 161,519 people. The economy of Bakersfield, CA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Utilities, which employ respectively 11.67; 9.58; and 2.16 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bakersfield, CA are Retail trade (22,001), Healthcare & Social Assistance (21,965), and Accommodation & Food Service (14,369), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,357), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($62,445), and Finance & Insurance ($46,447).

Median household income in Bakersfield, CA is $59,233. Males in Bakersfield, CA have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,697. The income inequality of Bakersfield, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.507 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bakersfield, CA. In Kern County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 49 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,708. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Bakersfield, CA is from the county of Kern County, CA.

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Bakersfield, CA is home to a population of 376,371 people, from which 88.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bakersfield, CA is composed of 190,052 Hispanic residents (50.5%), 122,481 White residents (32.5%), 30,217 Asian residents (8.03%), 22,440 Black residents (5.96%), and 8,805 Two+ residents (2.34%). The most common foreign languages in Bakersfield, CA are Spanish (107,510 speakers), Other Indic (6,394 speakers), and Tagalog (4,331 speakers), but compared to other places, Bakersfield, CA has a relative high number of Other Indic (6,394 speakers), Spanish (107,510 speakers), and Tagalog (4,331 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bakersfield, CA awarded 5,191 degrees. The student population of Bakersfield, CA is skewed towards females, with 1,574 male students and 3,617 female students. Most students in Bakersfield, CA are Hispanic or Latino (2,881 and 55.5%), followed by White (1,333 and 25.7%), Black or African American (262 and 5.05%), and Asian (249 and 4.8%). The largest universities in Bakersfield, CA by number of graduates are Bakersfield College (1,963 and 37.8%), California State University-Bakersfield (1,911 and 36.8%), and UEI College-Bakersfield (565 and 10.9%). The most popular majors in Bakersfield, CA are General Business Administration & Management (273 and 5.26%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (187 and 3.6%), and General Psychology (131 and 2.52%). The median tuition costs in Bakersfield, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $1,288 and $7,196 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bakersfield, CA is $236,600, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $237,600 to $236,600, a 0.42% increase. The homeownership rate of Bakersfield, CA is 57.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Bakersfield, CA have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bakersfield, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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