Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area CA Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 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.