Latest Data (2017)
Population 380,874
Nationwide Rank 53

Quick Facts

Bakersfield, California is the 53rd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Bakersfield, California is a city.

Bakersfield, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 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
2000-2017
43 Miami, Florida 463,347 27.5%
44 Virginia Beach, Virginia 450,435 5.6%
45 Oakland, California 425,195 6.1%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 422,331 10.4%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 401,800 2.2%
48 Arlington, Texas 396,394 18.4%
49 New Orleans, Louisiana 393,292 -18.6%
50 Wichita, Kansas 390,591 10.8%
51 Cleveland, Ohio 385,525 -19.1%
52 Tampa, Florida 385,430 26.7%
53 Bakersfield, California 380,874 55.4%
54 Aurora, Colorado 366,623 31.9%
55 Anaheim, California 352,497 7.0%
56 Honolulu, Hawaii 350,395 -5.5%
57 Santa Ana, California 334,136 -1.2%
58 Riverside, California 327,728 26.8%
59 Corpus Christi, Texas 325,605 17.4%
60 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 321,959 23.2%
61 Stockton, California 310,496 26.9%
62 St. Louis, Missouri 308,626 -11.0%
63 St. Paul, Minnesota 306,621 6.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
34 Fresno 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento 501,901 22.6%
39 Long Beach 469,450 1.5%
45 Oakland 425,195 6.1%
53 Bakersfield 380,874 55.4%
55 Anaheim 352,497 7.0%
57 Santa Ana 334,136 -1.2%
58 Riverside 327,728 26.8%
61 Stockton 310,496 26.9%
73 Irvine 277,453 89.1%
76 Chula Vista 270,471 54.0%
96 Fremont 234,962 15.0%
102 San Bernardino 216,995 14.8%
103 Modesto 214,221 12.6%
105 Fontana 211,815 44.3%
106 Santa Clarita 210,888 35.5%
108 Oxnard 210,037 22.3%
111 Moreno Valley 207,226 44.6%
112 Glendale 203,054 3.9%
114 Huntington Beach 201,874 6.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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