Kern County CA Information


Kern County Subdivisions

Kern County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 888,823
Population in Households 857,025
Population in Familes 738,225
Population in Group Qrtrs 31,798
Population Density1 109
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 267,211
Average Household Size 3.21
Family Households 201,289
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 299,033 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 155,443 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 111,768 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 31,822 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $198,054
Average Home Value $244,896


Median Household Income $49,123
Average Household Income $68,628
Per Capita Income $21,178
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 1.08%
Households 0.78% 0.94%
Families 0.78% 0.94%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Kern County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kern County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 83rd
Population Density1 # 29 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 8 88th
Median Household Income # 38 36th
Per Capita Income # 49 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.