Kern County, California Population 2023

Kern County, California's estimated 2023 population is 930,115 with a growth rate of 0.75% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kern County, California is the 11th largest county in California. The 2010 population was 839,631 and has seen a growth of 10.78% since that time.

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Kern County, California Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kern County, California Population by Race

Kern County, California Population Pyramid 2023

Kern County, California Median Age

31.9

Total

31.3

Male

32.5

Female

Kern County, California Adults

There are 634,299 adults, (97,864 of whom are seniors) in Kern County, California.

Kern County, California Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Kern County, California Sex Ratio

Female435,21548.77%
Male457,24351.23%

Kern County, California Population by Age

Kern County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.67

Average Family Size

3.15

Average Household Size

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kern County, California Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Kern County, California Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 79.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.27%.

Kern County, California Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$34,172

Average Earnings

$40,701

Average Male

$26,790

Average Female

Kern County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kern County, California Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kern County, California Language

56.14% of Kern County, California residents speak only English, while 43.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.7% of the population.

Kern County, California Language

Kern County, California Poverty by Race

rate

26.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.29%

Male Poverty Rate

22.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kern County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kern County, California is Islander, with 51.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kern County, California is White, with 16.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.92%.

Kern County, California Poverty

Kern County, California Poverty Rate by Education

Kern County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kern County, California Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kern County, California Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Kern County, California Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kern County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Kern County, California Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kern County, California Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

35,324

Number of Veterans

32,715

Male Veterans

2,609

Female Veterans

Kern County, California Veterans by War

Kern County, California Veterans by Age

count

Kern County, California Veterans by Race

Kern County, California Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kern County, California Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Kern County, California Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kern County, California Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kern County, California Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.92%

Born in Kern County, California

78.75%

Native Born

19.41%

Foreign Born

12.13%

Non Citizen

7.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.75% of Kern County, California residents were born in the United States, with 65.92% having been born in California. 12.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kern County, California Place of Birth

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