C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$216,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,097
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,269
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

    Bakersfield Reviews

    2 reviews
    Its small and always will be, but people are friendly.
    Review Bakersfield
    The biggest crime issue is burglary.