Kern County, California Population 2022

Kern County, California's estimated population is 923,155 with a growth rate of 0.76% 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 9.95% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
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Kern County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

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Kern County, California Population by Race

Kern County, California Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

18.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Kern County, California Sex Ratio

Female

435,215

48.77%

Male

457,243

51.23%

Kern County, California Population by Age

Kern County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kern County, California Household Types

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kern County, California Households and Families

3.67

Average Family Size

3.15

Average Household Size

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Kern County, California Households by Type

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

Kern County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.40%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.71%.

Kern County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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$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

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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 38.70% of the population.

Kern County, California Language

Kern County, California Poverty by Race

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20.43%

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 41.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kern County, California is Other, with NaN% 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

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Kern County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Kern County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kern County, California Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Kern County, California Marital Status

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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

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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

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Kern County, California Marital Status

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35,324

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Kern County, California Veterans by War

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Kern County, California Veterans by Age

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Kern County, California Veterans by Race

Kern County, California Veterans by Education

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9.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kern County, California Veterans by Education

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58%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Kern County, California Employment by Age

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Kern County, California Employment by Race

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Kern County, California Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.16%

Born in Kern County, California

80.23%

Native Born

19.77%

Foreign Born

12.35%

Non Citizen

7.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.23% of Kern County, California residents were born in the United States, with 67.16% having been born in California. 12.35% 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

  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

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