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Kern County Facts

Census Statistics

Kern CountyCalifornia
Population, 2003 estimate713,08735,484,453
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 20037.8%4.8%
Population, 2000661,64533,871,648
Population, percent change, 1990 to 200021.4%13.6%
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 20008.4%7.3%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 200031.9%27.3%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 20009.4%10.6%
Female persons, percent, 200048.7%50.2%?
White persons, percent, 2000 (a)61.6%59.5%
Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a)6.0%6.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a)1.5%1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a)3.4%10.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a0.1%0.3%
Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a)23.2%16.8%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 20004.1%4.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b)38.4%32.4%
White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 200049.5%46.7%?
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000', pct age 5+, 200047.2%50.2%
Foreign born persons, percent, 200016.9%26.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 200033.4%39.5%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 200068.5%76.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 200013.5%26.6%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000129,6245,923,361
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 200023.227.7?
Housing units, 2002238,36512,507,767
Homeownership rate, 200062.1%56.9%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 200018.9%31.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000$93,300$211,500?
Households, 2000208,65211,502,870
Persons per household, 20003.032.87
Median household income, 1999$35,446$47,493
Per capita money income, 1999$15,760$22,711
Persons below poverty, percent, 199920.8%14.2%
Private nonfarm establishments with paid employees, 200111,063806,733
Private nonfarm employment, 2001153,45713,239,616
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-20012.1%2.8%
Nonemployer establishments, 200027,5812,103,178
Manufacturers shipments, 1997 ($1000)2,824,572379,612,443
Retail sales, 1997 ($1000)4,224,354263,118,346
Retail sales per capita, 1997$6,764$8,167
Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 199713.6%28.8%
Women-owned firms, percent of total, 199722.0%27.3%
Housing units authorized by building permits, 20024,509159,573
Federal funds and grants, 2002 ($1000)3,749,816206,401,495
Land area, 2000 (square miles)8,141155,959
Persons per square mile, 200081.3217.2
Metropolitan AreaBakersfield, CA MSA?
FIPS Code02906

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