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.