What is the current population of Bakersfield?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Bakersfield is 384,145. Bakersfield, California is the 52nd largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Bakersfield?

The current population of Bakersfield (384,145) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Bakersfield growing?

Bakersfield has grown 56.8% since the 2000. Bakersfield, California is growing extremely quickly; it is growing faster than 94% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Is Bakersfield the biggest city in California?

No, Bakersfield is the 9th largest city in the state of California. The biggest city, Los Angeles, is 10.4x bigger than Bakersfield.

What county is Bakersfield, California in?

Bakersfield is located entirely in Kern County.

What is the population density of Bakersfield, California?

Bakersfield has a population density of 2,444.2 people per square mile.

What is the size of Bakersfield, California in square miles?

Bakersfield has an area of 142.2 square miles. Bakersfield is the 5th largest city, by area, in California.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 384,145 52
2018 383,579 53
2017 380,874 53
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
42 Miami, Florida 467,963 28.8%
43 Long Beach, California 462,628 0.0%
44 Virginia Beach, Virginia 449,974 5.4%
45 Oakland, California 433,031 8.0%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 429,606 12.3%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 401,190 2.1%
48 Tampa, Florida 399,700 31.4%
49 Arlington, Texas 398,854 19.1%
50 New Orleans, Louisiana 390,144 -19.3%
51 Wichita, Kansas 389,938 10.6%
52 Bakersfield, California 384,145 56.8%
53 Cleveland, Ohio 381,009 -20.0%
54 Aurora, Colorado 379,289 36.5%
55 Anaheim, California 350,365 6.4%
56 Honolulu, Hawaii 345,064 -6.9%
57 Santa Ana, California 332,318 -1.8%
58 Riverside, California 331,360 28.2%
59 Corpus Christi, Texas 326,586 17.7%
60 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 323,152 23.7%
61 Henderson, Nevada 320,189 78.6%
62 Stockton, California 312,697 27.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
34 Fresno 531,576 23.4%
36 Sacramento 513,624 25.5%
43 Long Beach 462,628 0.0%
45 Oakland 433,031 8.0%
52 Bakersfield 384,145 56.8%
55 Anaheim 350,365 6.4%
57 Santa Ana 332,318 -1.8%
58 Riverside 331,360 28.2%
62 Stockton 312,697 27.8%
72 Irvine 287,401 95.9%
75 Chula Vista 274,492 56.3%
93 Fremont 241,110 18.0%
102 San Bernardino 215,784 14.1%
103 Modesto 215,196 13.1%
104 Fontana 214,547 46.2%
106 Moreno Valley 213,055 48.7%
107 Santa Clarita 212,979 36.8%
110 Oxnard 208,881 21.7%
119 Glendale 199,303 2.0%
120 Huntington Beach 199,223 4.8%

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