Kern County, California Population 2018

Kern County, California's estimated population is 893,119 with a growth rate of 0.91% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kern County, California is the 11th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017878,744-14,375-1.61%
2017893,1198,0330.91%
2016885,0865,4790.62%
2015879,6077,7120.88%
2014871,8957,8810.91%
2013864,0148,7771.03%
2012855,2376,4700.76%
2011848,7677,6510.91%
2010841,116297,63954.77%
1990543,477140,38834.83%
1980403,08973,92722.46%
1970329,16237,17812.73%
1960291,98463,67527.89%
1950228,30993,18568.96%
1940135,12452,55463.65%
193082,57027,72750.56%
192054,84317,12845.41%
191037,71521,235128.85%
190016,4806,67268.03%
18909,8084,20775.11%
18805,6012,67691.49%
18702,9250.00%

Kern County, California Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White660,196
Some Other Race88,403
Black or African American48,078
Asian41,263
Two or More Races29,445
American Indian and Alaska Native9,739
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,620

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Kern County, California Population Pyramid 2018

10,00020,00030,00040,000 Male Population10,00020,00030,00040,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Kern County, California Median Age

31.3


Total

30.8


Male

31.9


Female

Kern County, California Adults

There are 621,092 adults, (89,227 of whom are seniors) in Kern County, California.

Kern County, California Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Kern County, California Sex Ratio

Female

428,351

48.75%

Male

450,393

51.25%

Kern County, California Households and Families

Kern County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Kern County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.7%30.3%
All57.2%42.8%
Non Family49.1%50.9%
Male47.4%52.6%
Female35.5%64.5%

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kern County, California Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All264,9933.257.2
Married134,8383.8269.7
Non Family66,9371.349.1
Female43,6553.9635.5
Male19,5633.747.4

3.7

Average Family Size

3.2

Average Household Size

7.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kern County, California Households

Kern County, California Education

Kern County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade73,42113.95%
9th to 12th Grade64,40212.24%
High School Graduate145,69427.68%
Some College121,57323.10%
Associates Degree38,1157.24%
Bachelors Degree55,52310.55%
Graduate Degree27,5585.24%

Kern County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic235,740133,13815,886
White223,873201,24550,878
Other Race48,31528,6273,753
Asian28,12422,1309,972
Black27,77122,4874,028
Multiple Races12,77510,4752,644
Native American5,4354,167324
Islander883736153

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.89%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 35.46%.

Kern County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,565$37,288$24,956
Less Than High School$19,132$23,490$14,099
High School Grad$30,035$36,012$21,526
Some College$35,667$46,433$27,564
Bachelors Degree$60,300$73,173$50,307
Graduate Degree$75,040$85,929$67,863

$31,565

Average Earnings

$37,288

Average Male

$24,956

Average Female

Kern County, California Language

Kern County, California Language by Age

Kern County, California Language

55.90% of Kern County, California residents speak only English, while 44.10% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.05% of the population.

Kern County, California Poverty

Kern County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic442,897122,56727.67%
White303,07845,02114.85%
Other86,35420,97324.29%
Black42,45215,41036.30%
Multiple27,3475,77821.13%
Asian40,3265,41813.44%
Native9,3702,37725.37%
Islander1,43255939.04%

22.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.17%

Male Poverty Rate

24.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kern County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kern County, California is Islander, with 39.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kern County, California is Asian, with 13.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.46%.

Kern County, California Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.33%
High School19.11%
Some College14.32%
Bachelors or Greater4.55%

Kern County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.83%
Male Unemployed34.01%
Female Employed12.50%
Male Employed9.75%

Kern County, California Income

Kern County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,826$69,236
Families$55,176$74,250
Married Families$70,969$89,572
Non Families$32,651$47,741

Kern County, California Marital Status

Kern County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Kern County, California Married by Age and Sex

Kern County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Kern County, California Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Kern County, California Veterans

Kern County, California Veterans by War

38,066

Number of Veterans

35,277

Male Veterans

2,789

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam13,142
First Gulf War7,857
Second Gulf War7,666
Korea3,239
World War II1,289

Kern County, California Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 549,413
65 to 748,800
55 to 647,590
75+7,320
18 to 344,943

Kern County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White31,3486.68%
Hispanic7,0282.39%
Black2,2376.57%
2 or More1,6169.60%
Other1,5002.49%
Asian7162.28%
Indian5408.27%
Hawaiian10910.62%

Kern County, California Veterans by Education

8.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kern County, California Employment Status

Kern County, California Employment by Age

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

10.9%

Unemployment Rate

Kern County, California Employment by Race

Kern County, California Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Kern County, California

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bakersfield347611376380287698.28%
Delano5304152707-334-0.63%
Ridgecrest276162870110853.93%
Wasco25552263958433.30%
Arvin193042108617829.23%
Shafter1698818945195711.52%
McFarland1270714544183714.46%
California City1412013707-413-2.92%
Tehachapi1441412495-1919-13.31%
Taft92889373850.92%
Maricopa11541183292.51%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990