StatisticBakersfieldCaliforniaNational
Population367,55539,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)2,45525691
Median age30.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1854%46%43%
Speak English59%56%79%
Speak Spanish34%29%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Bakersfield is 859% higher than California
  • The median age in Bakersfield is 16% lower than California
  • In Bakersfield 67.51% of the population is White
  • In Bakersfield 7.82% of the population is Black
  • In Bakersfield 7.17% of the population is Asian

Compare Bakersfield, CA Demographics

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      Bakersfield population breakdown by race

      RaceBakersfieldCaliforniaNational
      White67.51%61.26%73.35%
      Black7.82%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.

      Household income distribution

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      Bakersfield age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

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