Bakersfield, CA
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Bakersfield is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 376,380 people and 92 constituent neighborhoods, Bakersfield is the ninth largest community in California.

Bakersfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bakersfield is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bakersfield who work in office and administrative support (12.03%), sales jobs (10.57%), and management occupations (8.64%).

Bakersfield is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Bakersfield really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Bakersfield citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Bakersfield ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Bakersfield a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

The citizens of Bakersfield are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.31% of adults in Bakersfield having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bakersfield in 2010 was $24,392, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,568 for a family of four. However, Bakersfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bakersfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bakersfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Bakersfield, accounting for 48.33% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Bakersfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bakersfield include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Bakersfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.01%).

The most common language spoken in Bakersfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.