Bakersfield Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Bakersfield Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
403,455

Age

Under 5 Years:
8.2%
5 - 17:
21.7%
18 - 24:
10.1%
25 - 34:
16.2%
35 - 54:
23.9%
55 - 64:
9.8%
Over 65 Years:
10.0%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
6.4%
6.4%
High School Graduates
81.4%
81.4%
College Graduated
22.6%
22.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Bakersfield
$27,309
$27,309
USA
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

Bakersfield
$65,687
$65,687
USA
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
17.2%

Employment Industries in Bakersfield

 
Healthcare
14.5%
14.5%
Retail
11.6%
11.6%
Education
10.3%
10.3%
Accommodation
8.2%
8.2%
Construction
7.0%
7.0%
Transportation
5.8%
5.8%
Public Service
5.6%
5.6%
Agriculture
5.4%
5.4%
Manufacturing
5.1%
5.1%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
4.2%
4.2%
Administration
3.9%
3.9%
Other
3.9%
3.9%
Mining
3.3%
3.3%
Finance
2.8%
2.8%
Wholesale
2.6%
2.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
51.1%
51.1%
White
31.4%
31.4%
Asian
7.1%
7.1%
Black or African American
7.0%
7.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.0%
3.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
6.1%
6.1%
English
5.0%
5.0%
Irish
4.4%
4.4%
Italian
2.4%
2.4%
European
1.2%
1.2%
French
1.1%
1.1%
Scottish
0.9%
0.9%
Norwegian
0.6%
0.6%
Swedish
0.5%
0.5%
Welsh
0.5%
0.5%
African
0.5%
0.5%
Polish
0.5%
0.5%
Scots-Irish
0.5%
0.5%
Dutch
0.4%
0.4%
British
0.3%
0.3%
Turkish
0.3%
0.3%
Portuguese
0.3%
0.3%
Russian
0.3%
0.3%
Scandinavian
0.2%
0.2%
Basque
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
58.6%
58.6%
Spanish
33.6%
33.6%
Langs. of India
2.5%
2.5%
Tagalog
1.7%
1.7%
Chinese
0.7%
0.7%
Arabic
0.6%
0.6%
Other Asian languages
0.4%
0.4%
Korean
0.3%
0.3%
Vietnamese
0.3%
0.3%
Pacific Island languages
0.3%
0.3%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
German/Yiddish
0.1%
0.1%
French
0.1%
0.1%
African languages
0.0%
0.0%
Hungarian
0.0%
0.0%
Navajo
0.0%
0.0%
Laotian
0.0%
0.0%
Thai
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Bakersfield Residents:
19.2%