Bakersfield Population By Year

Population Graph For Bakersfield, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2021 407,615 48 1.0%
2020 403,401 48 1.5%
2010 347,483 51 3.6%
2000 244,952 70 2.9%
1990 183,959 91

Bakersfield Population Facts

What is the current population of Bakersfield?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Bakersfield is 407,615. Bakersfield, California is the 48th largest city in the US.

What county is Bakersfield, California in?

Bakersfield is located entirely in Kern County.

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.

What was the peak population of Bakersfield?

The current population of Bakersfield (407,615) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Bakersfield growing?

Bakersfield has grown 66.4% 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 9.4x bigger than Bakersfield.

What is the population density of Bakersfield, California?

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

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
17 San Francisco 815,201 4.8%
33 Fresno 544,510 26.4%
35 Sacramento 525,041 28.2%
43 Long Beach 456,062 -1.3%
45 Oakland 433,823 8.2%
48 Bakersfield 407,615 66.4%
55 Anaheim 345,940 5.0%
58 Stockton 322,120 31.6%
61 Riverside 317,261 22.7%
62 Santa Ana 309,441 -8.5%
64 Irvine 309,031 110.6%
77 Chula Vista 277,220 57.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
42 Virginia Beach, Virginia 457,672 7.3%
43 Long Beach, California 456,062 -1.3%
44 Miami, Florida 439,890 21.1%
45 Oakland, California 433,823 8.2%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 425,336 11.1%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 411,401 4.7%
48 Bakersfield, California 407,615 66.4%
49 Wichita, Kansas 395,699 12.2%
50 Arlington, Texas 392,786 17.3%
51 Aurora, Colorado 389,347 40.1%
52 Tampa, Florida 387,050 27.2%
53 New Orleans, Louisiana 376,971 -22.0%
54 Cleveland, Ohio 367,991 -22.7%

Bakersfield Demographics

What is the voting age population of Bakersfield, California?

The total voting age population of Bakersfield, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 228,117. The voting age population is 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

What percentage of Bakersfield, California residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 10.0% of the residents of Bakersfield are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Bakersfield, California?

The racial demographics of Bakersfield are 67.7% White, 12.4% Other, 7.6% Black, 7.4% Asian, 3.8% Two or more races, 0.9% American Indian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 50.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Bakersfield, California residents are below the poverty line?

In Bakersfield, 17.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 23.2%. On a per-household basis, 13.8% of families are below the poverty line in Bakersfield.

What percentage of Bakersfield, California residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 63.7% of Bakersfield residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Bakersfield, California residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 80.1% of Bakersfield residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 21.9% have a bachelor's degree and 7.6% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Bakersfield, California residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Bakersfield residents aged 5 and older, 41.6% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 33.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.1% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.6% speak an Asian language.

Bakersfield Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Bakersfield, California?

The unemployment rate in Bakersfield is 8.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Bakersfield, California residents work for the government?

In Bakersfield, 16.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Bakersfield, California?

The median household income in Bakersfield is $63,139.

Bakersfield Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Bakersfield, California?

In Bakersfield, 59.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Bakersfield, California?

Renters occupy 41.0% of housing units in Bakersfield.

What percentage of Bakersfield, California housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Bakersfield, 3.4% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Bakersfield, California housing units were built after 2000?

In Bakersfield, 30.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 37,600 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Bakersfield, California?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Bakersfield is $1,104.

What percentage of households in Bakersfield, California have broadband internet?

In Bakersfield, 87.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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