Latest Data (2016)
Population 376,380
Nationwide Rank 53

Quick Facts

Bakersfield, California is the 53rd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Bakersfield, California is a city.

Bakersfield, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Bakersfield had its largest population ever.

Bakersfield, California is growing extremely quickly. It is growing faster than 94% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Bakersfield, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
43 Virginia Beach, Virginia 452,602 6.1%
44 Omaha, Nebraska 446,970 9.0%
45 Oakland, California 420,005 4.8%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 413,651 8.1%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 403,090 2.6%
48 Arlington, Texas 392,772 17.3%
49 New Orleans, Louisiana 391,495 -19.0%
50 Wichita, Kansas 389,902 10.6%
51 Cleveland, Ohio 385,809 -19.0%
52 Tampa, Florida 377,165 24.0%
53 Bakersfield, California 376,380 53.6%
54 Aurora, Colorado 361,710 30.1%
55 Honolulu, Hawaii 351,792 -5.1%
56 Anaheim, California 351,043 6.6%
57 Santa Ana, California 334,217 -1.2%
58 Corpus Christi, Texas 325,733 17.4%
59 Riverside, California 324,722 25.6%
60 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 318,449 21.9%
61 St. Louis, Missouri 311,404 -10.2%
62 Stockton, California 307,072 25.5%
63 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 303,625 -9.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
34 Fresno 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento 495,234 21.0%
39 Long Beach 470,130 1.7%
45 Oakland 420,005 4.8%
53 Bakersfield 376,380 53.6%
56 Anaheim 351,043 6.6%
57 Santa Ana 334,217 -1.2%
59 Riverside 324,722 25.6%
62 Stockton 307,072 25.5%
74 Chula Vista 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine 266,122 81.4%
96 Fremont 233,136 14.1%
100 San Bernardino 216,239 14.4%
103 Modesto 212,175 11.5%
106 Fontana 209,665 42.8%
108 Oxnard 207,906 21.1%
109 Moreno Valley 205,499 43.4%
112 Glendale 200,831 2.8%
114 Huntington Beach 200,652 5.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 376,380 53
2015 373,640 52
2014 368,759 52
2013 363,630 52
2012 358,597 52
2011 353,745 52
2010 347,483 51
2009 324,463 58
2008 318,701 58
2007 312,454 58
2006 303,082 59
2005 291,553 61
2004 279,717 63
2003 268,731 68
2002 259,146 69
2001 251,029 70
2000 244,952 70
1990 183,959 91