Bakersfield demographics profile

StatisticBakersfieldCaliforniaNational
Population367,55538,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,45523291
Median age30.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%52%55%
Speak English59%56%79%
Speak Spanish34%29%13%
Bakersfield, CA has a population of 367,555 and is the 52nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,455 per sq mi which is 956% higher than the California average and 2610% higher than the national average. The median age in Bakersfield is 30 which is approximately 16% lower than the California average of 36. In Bakersfield, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 59% speak English and 34% speak Spanish. 68% of Bakersfield residents were born in California, 12% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 19% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Bakersfield is 956% higher than California.
  • The median age in Bakersfield is 16% lower than California.
  • In Bakersfield 67.51% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Bakersfield 7.82% of the population is African American.
  • In Bakersfield 7.17% of the population is Asian.

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Bakersfield population breakdown by race

RaceBakersfieldCaliforniaNational
Caucasian67.51%61.26%73.35%
African American7.82%5.85%12.63%
Asian7.17%13.85%5.22%
American Indian1.27%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.16%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race3.64%4.62%3.06%
Other race12.42%13.28%4.75%
In Bakersfield, 48.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Bakersfield age breakdown

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Source: The Bakersfield, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).