Kern County CA Information


Kern County Subdivisions

Kern County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 902,474
Population in Households 869,635
Population in Familes 752,871
Population in Group Qrtrs 32,839
Population Density1 111
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $52,842
Average Household Income $75,783
Per Capita Income $23,393


Total Housing Units 302,864 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162,213 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 109,441 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 31,210 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $240,519
Average Home Value $304,600


Total Households 271,654
Average Household Size 3.2
Family Households 204,599
Average Family Size 4
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.88% 0.96%
Households 0.79% 0.84%
Families 0.79% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   3.31%


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, 2018 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 90th
Median Household Income # 34 43rd
Per Capita Income # 46 22nd

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