In 2020, Kern County, CA had a population of 892k people with a median age of 31.9 and a median household income of $54,851. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kern County, CA grew from 887,641 to 892,458, a 0.543% increase and its median household income grew from $53,350 to $54,851, a 2.81% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kern County, CA are White (Hispanic) (34.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (33.2%), Other (Hispanic) (12.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.06%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.08%).
None of the households in Kern County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
87.6% of the residents in Kern County, CA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Kern County, CA are Bakersfield College (6,445 degrees awarded in 2020), California State University-Bakersfield (2,653 degrees), and Cerro Coso Community College (850 degrees).
In 2020, the median property value in Kern County, CA was $226,600, and the homeownership rate was 58.9%.
Most people in Kern County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Kern County, CA was 2 cars per household.
Kern County, CA borders Inyo County, CA, Kings County, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, San Bernardino County, CA, San Luis Obispo County, CA, Santa Barbara County, CA, Tulare County, CA, and Ventura County, CA.