Kern County CA Information

Kern County CA: Information Overview

The Kern County Section of the California gazetteer has 6 main navigation sections:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Kern County ranks in comparison to its peer group of California Counties.
  2. The Cities section lists the incorporated cities, towns, villiages, boroughs and Census Designated Places (CDPs) within Kern County in the first section and other populated places in the second section.
  3. The Maps section displays a Kern County Boundary Map.
  4. The ZIP Codes section lists Standard ZIP Codes, Unique - Single Entity ZIP Codes and PO Box ZIP Codes for Kern County and displays them on an interactive map. This page also lists the Default (Preferred) City Names associated with Kern County ZIP Codes by the U.S. Postal Service. The top-level page in the ZIP Code section of the California gazetteer has search tools to: 1. find the city associated with a particular ZIP Code, and 2. find all the ZIP Codes for a particular city. It also has a tool that tells you which California Counties use a particular Area Code.
  5. The Features section lists the Physical Features, Cultural Features and Historic Features in Kern County listed by the USGS in the Geographic Name Information System (GNIS). Physical Features are the natural features of the Earth's surface. Cultural Features are landscape features that were created or shaped by humans. Historical Features are features that no longer exist on the landscape.
  6. The Schools section has School Profiles for both public and private Kern County schools. The School Profiles have enrollment information and the profiles for the public schools include an attendance zone map (where applicable). In the top-level page of the school section of the California gazetteer, you can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  7. The Land section lists farm land, acreage and property for sale in Kern County.
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Kern County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 864,170
Population in Households 832,139
Population in Familes 716,883
Population in Group Qrtrs 32,031
Population Density1 106
Diversity Index2 83
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 262,563
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 197,611
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 293,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152,366 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 110,197 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 30,898 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $178,449
Average Home Value $220,002
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,754
Average Household Income $63,169
Per Capita Income $19,879
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.68% 1.03%
Households 0.73% 0.96%
Families 0.71% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
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.

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Kern County CA: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Kern County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 83rd
Population Density1 # 30 50th
Diversity Index2 # 9 86th
Median Household Income # 41 31st
Per Capita Income # 47 21st
Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 3,653 California cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: August 1, 2014.

The information on the 120,914 California Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: August 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. Last Update: January 6, 2014.