Kern County, California Population 2018

Kern County, California's estimated population is 893,119 with a growth rate of 2.50% 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
2017893,11921,7822.50%
2016871,337-13,749-1.55%
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
White647,832
Some Other Race94,294
Black or African American48,264
Asian40,088
Two or More Races29,185
American Indian and Alaska Native10,051
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,623

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Kern County, California Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Kern County, California Median Age

31.2


Total

30.6


Male

31.8


Female

Kern County, California Adults

There are 614,293 adults, (86,262 of which are seniors) in Kern County, California.

Kern County, California Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Kern County, California Sex Ratio

Female

424,258

48.69%

Male

447,079

51.31%

Kern County, California Households and Families

Kern County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kern County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.5%30.5%
All56.9%43.1%
Non Family48.9%51.1%
Male44.2%55.8%
Female35.8%64.2%

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kern County, California Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All262,3373.256.9
Married134,1883.869.5
Non Family65,6301.348.9
Female43,0063.9735.8
Male19,5133.7644.2

3.69

Average Family Size

3.2

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

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 Grade73,56114.18%
9th to 12th Grade63,40512.22%
High School Graduate141,20827.22%
Some College122,15623.55%
Associates Degree37,2057.17%
Bachelors Degree54,41210.49%
Graduate Degree26,8575.18%

Kern County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic228,720126,49914,998
White225,032202,42450,418
Other Race51,31329,3953,591
Black27,68722,0823,808
Asian26,92621,80810,067
Multiple Races12,3929,7132,321
Native American5,8484,694383
Islander88776395

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.39%.

Kern County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,955$36,962$24,002
Less Than High School$18,207$22,164$13,166
High School Grad$28,381$34,863$21,268
Some College$35,682$47,674$26,278
Bachelors Degree$59,009$70,947$49,660
Graduate Degree$73,021$84,151$65,464

$30,955

Average Earnings

$36,962

Average Male

$24,002

Average Female

Kern County, California Language

Kern County, California Language by Age

Kern County, California Language

55.95% of Kern County, California residents speak only English, while 44.05% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.15% of the population.

Kern County, California Poverty

Kern County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic434,229125,77728.97%
White305,98244,67014.60%
Other92,22124,19226.23%
Black42,50514,84234.92%
Multiple27,3376,50923.81%
Asian39,1715,40613.80%
Native9,6992,60826.89%
Islander1,44059541.32%

23.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.70%

Male Poverty Rate

25.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kern County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kern County, California is Islander, with 41.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kern County, California is Asian, with 13.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.69%.

Kern County, California Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.37%
High School19.06%
Some College14.21%
Bachelors or Greater4.76%

Kern County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.21%
Male Unemployed34.66%
Female Employed12.95%
Male Employed10.17%

Kern County, California Income

Kern County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,788$67,324
Families$53,628$72,044
Married Families$69,403$87,274
Non Families$31,869$46,680

Kern County, California Marital Status

Kern County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

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

Kern County, California Veterans

Kern County, California Veterans by War

40,731

Number of Veterans

37,754

Male Veterans

2,977

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam13,898
First Gulf War8,143
Second Gulf War7,594
Korea3,459
World War II1,701

Kern County, California Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5410,065
65 to 749,124
55 to 648,548
75+7,440
18 to 345,554

Kern County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White33,6747.32%
Hispanic7,4312.60%
Black2,3136.77%
2 or More1,6099.70%
Other1,5872.49%
Asian8252.72%
Indian6168.75%
Hawaiian10710.24%

Kern County, California Veterans by Education

8.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kern County, California Employment Status

Kern County, California Employment by Age

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

11.9%

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