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Bakersfield, CA

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Bakersfield, California, a winner of the National Civic League's \All-America City Award\, is home to over 330,000 people. As it stands today, Bakersfield is the 9th most populous city in California, and the 57th most populous city in the United States. Bakersfield has many shopping and dining choices, and it is ideally located near highways, mountains, and other major metropolitan areas.

Bakersfield CA Apartments For Rent


Autumn Glen
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 1-2


Serena Vista
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1


Valley Springs
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1


Summerset Apartments
Beds: 3-4
Baths: 2


Whispering Meadows
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Park Sorrento
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Bakersfield, CA is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.3%
  • 7.03%
  • 6.46%
  • Female
  • 7.72%
  • 6.86%
  • 7.0%
is average rent in Bakersfield, CA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 5.34%
  • 6.22%
  • 6.18%
of units are available for rent in Bakersfield
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 2944
  • 390
  • 2855
Getting Around in Bakersfield, CA

The majority of Bakersfield residents seem to use their personal vehicles to get around. Those who do not drive may have some luck using The Golden Empire Transit (GET) bus system in more populated areas. However, with projects like Bike Bakersfield, a non-profit bicycle advocacy group, awareness is increasing about potential travel alternatives. The city has an Amtrak station, as well as its own commercial airport, Meadows Field, which services several major metropolitan airports on the West Coast daily.

Walk Score®
"Walker's Paradise"
Transit Score®
"Good Transit"
The average commuter time in Bakersfield is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.33%
  • 9.81%
  • 1.26%

Oil and Agriculture

<p>Bakersfield is located in Kern County, California. Kern County is known for having two major industries: oil and agriculture. Kern County produces 76% of all Californian oil, while also happening to be the fourth largest agriculture-generating county in the United States. Besides those lucrative ventures, in 2008, Bakersfield was voted ninth on the 'Best Midsized City in the Nation to Do Business' list by Inc.com. Major employers with a presence in Bakersfield include Chevron, Nestle, Frito-Lay, Aera Energy, Occidental Oil &amp; Gas, and State Farm. Bakersfield is a popular destination for business conferences, and as such, also has a thriving hospitality industry.</p>

Resident Perks

<p>Living in Bakersfield has plenty of perks. Residents in Bakersfield pay no sales tax. As Bakersfield is in a mountainous area, tenants get to enjoy a great climate. They also benefit from having an ideal home base, as being geographically located between several major metropolitan areas in California makes Bakersfield an ideal place to live. With Los Angeles and Pismo Beach within reasonable driving distance, you can get the best of what California has to offer anytime. Not only that, but the high yield of Bakersfield crops makes for excellent eating, year-round. Major crops for Kern County include carrots, grapes, almonds, citrus, and alfalfa.</p>

Culture and Trivia

<p>Bakersfield is the 9th fastest growing city in the United States with a population of over 100,000, the fastest growing city in the United States with a population of over 250,000, and the 73rd largest metropolitan economy in the United States. There are many Basque restaurants in Bakersfield, and a Kern County Basque Festival is held annually for three days, featuring handball, music, food, and dance. Bakersfield is also known, musically, for a style of country music, popularized by legendary country artists Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, called &Ograve;the Bakersfield sound&Oacute;. An additional piece of music trivia: the Grammy award-winning rap-rock band Korn has a street dedicated to them in Bakersfield.</p>