Bakersfield, CA

376,371 Population
148.5 square miles 2,533.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.0%
was 1.0%
Ranked 9th Highest in CA
Population Density
2,533.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.6%
was 51.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
19.7%
was 19.2%
Ranked 102nd Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
30.0%
was 29.1%
Ranked 12th Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
9.5%
was 9.4%
Ranked 123rd Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.5
was 9.1
Ranked 37th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
20.0%
was 17.3%
Ranked 118th Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$58,669
was $61,039
Ranked 85th Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
45
45.7
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.9
was 6.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
484.1
was 513.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,161.4
was 4,646.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
121,920
was 123,614
Ranked 9th Highest in CA
Median Rent
$1,015
was $979
Ranked 121st Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
1,524
was 1,379
 
Occupied Housing Units
116,507
was 114,383
 
Homeownership Rate
57.3%
was 57.8%
Ranked 52nd Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
1,166
was 1,091
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
819.4
was 831.4
Ranked 124th Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
9.8%
was 16.0%
Ranked 69th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
358
was 288
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.2
was 3.2
Ranked 53rd Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
12.8
was 11.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.2
was 3.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.3%
was 97.5%
Ranked 46th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
89.7%
Ranked 86th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.1%
was 96.4%
Ranked 79th Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
79.8%
was 79.3%
Ranked 92nd Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
22.0%
was 21.4%
Ranked 94th Highest in CA

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
75.7%
was 78.8%
 
Debt Service Ratio
3.4%
was 3.5%
 
Revenue
 
$470,699,711
$413,168,398
 
Expenditure
 
$404,136,137
$402,419,411
 
Revenue per Capita
$1,276
was $1,136
 
Expenditure per Capita
$1,096
was $1,107
 

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