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Bakersfield
  • City in California

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade C+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Bakersfield is a city in California with a population of 404,321. Bakersfield is in Kern County. Living in Bakersfield offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bakersfield there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bakersfield and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Bakersfield are above average.

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About Bakersfield...
Population
404,321

Home Listings

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$320,600
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,283
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    344.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    9.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    31.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    161.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    773.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,019.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,179.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    national  11%

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