Latest Data (2018)
Population 383,579
Nationwide Rank 53

Quick Facts

Bakersfield, California is the 53rd largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Bakersfield, California is a city.

Bakersfield, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 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
2000-2018
43 Long Beach, California 467,354 1.1%
44 Virginia Beach, Virginia 450,189 5.5%
45 Oakland, California 429,082 7.0%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 425,403 11.2%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 400,669 1.9%
48 Arlington, Texas 398,112 18.9%
49 Tampa, Florida 392,890 29.1%
50 New Orleans, Louisiana 391,006 -19.1%
51 Wichita, Kansas 389,255 10.4%
52 Cleveland, Ohio 383,793 -19.4%
53 Bakersfield, California 383,579 56.5%
54 Aurora, Colorado 374,114 34.6%
55 Anaheim, California 352,005 6.9%
56 Honolulu, Hawaii 347,397 -6.3%
57 Santa Ana, California 332,725 -1.7%
58 Riverside, California 330,063 27.7%
59 Corpus Christi, Texas 326,554 17.7%
60 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 323,780 23.9%
61 Stockton, California 311,178 27.2%
62 Henderson, Nevada 310,390 73.1%
63 St. Paul, Minnesota 307,695 7.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
34 Fresno 530,093 23.0%
36 Sacramento 508,529 24.2%
43 Long Beach 467,354 1.1%
45 Oakland 429,082 7.0%
53 Bakersfield 383,579 56.5%
55 Anaheim 352,005 6.9%
57 Santa Ana 332,725 -1.7%
58 Riverside 330,063 27.7%
61 Stockton 311,178 27.2%
72 Irvine 282,572 92.6%
76 Chula Vista 271,651 54.6%
96 Fremont 237,807 16.4%
103 San Bernardino 215,941 14.2%
104 Modesto 215,030 13.0%
105 Fontana 213,739 45.6%
106 Santa Clarita 210,089 34.9%
108 Oxnard 209,877 22.2%
110 Moreno Valley 209,050 45.9%
112 Glendale 201,361 3.0%
113 Huntington Beach 200,641 5.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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