Kern County CA Information


Kern County Subdivisions

Kern County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 897,549
Daytime Population: Workers 336,522
Daytime Population: Residents 537,904
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 874,426
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 864,777
Population in Familes 744,586
Population in Group Qrtrs 32,772
Population Density2 110
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $51,096
Average Household Income $71,956
Per Capita Income $22,244


Total Housing Units 301,449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157,417 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 112,821 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 31,211 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $218,900
Average Home Value $266,397


Total Households 270,238
Average Household Size 3.2
Family Households 203,453
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.92% 1.0%
Households 0.83% 0.91%
Families 0.82% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   2.34%


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, 2017 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 Density # 29 52nd
Diversity Index # 7 88th
Median Household Income # 34 43rd
Per Capita Income # 47 21st

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