Kern County Population 2017

Kern County's estimated population is 884,788 with a growth rate of 0.60% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kern County is the 11th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2016884,7885,2910.60%
2015879,4977,3590.84%
2014872,1387,6840.89%
2013864,4548,6461.01%
2012855,8086,3240.74%
2011849,4847,8080.93%
2010841,676298,19954.87%
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 Population Growth

Population Data via

Kern County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White728,03182.28%
Black or African American54,8826.20%
Asian44,6555.05%
Two or More Races26,6283.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native23,0042.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,2970.26%

Kern County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Kern County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bakersfield347611376380287698.28%
Delano5304152707-334-0.63%
Ridgecrest276162870110853.93%
Wasco25552263958433.30%
Arvin193042108617829.23%
Shafter1698818945195711.52%
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