Statistic Bakersfield California National
Population 379,879 39,512,223 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 2,536 256 91
Median age 31.0 36.0 37.7
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 52% 52% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 53% 46% 43%
Speak English 59% 56% 79%
Speak Spanish 34% 29% 13%
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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Bakersfield is 891% higher than California
  • The median age in Bakersfield is 14% lower than California
  • In Bakersfield 61.08% of the population is White
  • In Bakersfield 7.41% of the population is Black
  • In Bakersfield 7.30% of the population is Asian

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      Bakersfield population breakdown by race

      Race Bakersfield California National
      White 61.08% 61.26% 73.35%
      Black 7.41% 5.85% 12.63%
      Asian 7.30% 13.85% 5.22%
      American Indian 0.78% 0.74% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.17% 0.39% 0.18%
      Mixed race 8.85% 4.62% 3.06%
      Other race 14.41% 13.28% 4.75%
      In Bakersfield, 51.1% 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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      Source: The Bakersfield, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).