Kern County

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Kern County, California

1115 Truxtun Ave 5th Fl
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 868-3198
Fax: (661) 868-3190

In SW CA, N of Los Angeles; organized Apr 2, 1866 from Los Angeles and Tulare counties. Name Origin: For the Kern River, which was named in 1845 by explorer John C. Fremont (1813-90) for Edward M. Kern, the topographer and artist for the expedition

Area (sq mi):: 8161.42 (land 8140.96; water 20.46) Population per square mile: 93.00
Population 2005: 756,825 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 14.40%; 1990-2000 21.70% Population 2000: 661,645 (White 49.50%; Black or African American 6.00%; Hispanic or Latino 38.40%; Asian 3.40%; Other 28.90%). Foreign born: 16.90%. Median age: 30.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,760; median household $35,446; Population below poverty level: 20.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,928-$22,947
Unemployment (2004): 9.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 23.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bakersfield County seat (283,936)
  • Delano (43,988)
  • Ridgecrest (25,854)
  • Wasco (23,240)
  • Arvin (14,404)
  • Shafter (14,155)
  • Tehachapi (11,653)
  • California City (11,422)
  • McFarland (10,074)

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