Bakersfield employment information

IndexBakersfieldCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$23,786$29,906$28,555
Median household income$56,842$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$75,999$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$35,877$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$36,016$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$22,411$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate7.4%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level20.2%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Bakersfield is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Bakersfield is 6% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Bakersfield is 28% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Bakersfield is 30% higher than the national average.

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Bakersfield median earnings by income bracket

Bakersfield employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.3%1.2%
Manufacturing sector7.2%7.5%
Financial & insurance services2.0%4.6%
Wholesale & retail services16.6%13.9%
Public administration6.7%6.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.9%1.6%
Education, health & social services11.0%37.7%
Other36.9%30.4%

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Bakersfield, CA358,700$56,8426%

Cities with similar population

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Tampa, FL348,934$43,74018%
New Orleans, LA368,471$36,96431%
Honolulu, HI345,130$60,54813%
Anaheim, CA342,973$59,70712%
Arlington, TX375,305$53,0551%
Bakersfield, CA358,700$56,8426%
Source: The Bakersfield, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.