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.

Unlike some cities, Bakersfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bakersfield are a mix of both white- and blue-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, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Bakersfield are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.

The education level of Bakersfield citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.31% of adults in Bakersfield have at least a bachelor's 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.