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Kern County

Kern County is located in the Central Valley of California.  The County Seat is Bakersfield and the largest city is Bakersfield.  The Official Web Site is located at  The 2014 population estimate is 874,589 and the 2010 census population was 839,631.  The land area is 8,131.92 square miles and there are 103.3 persons per square mile.

82.9% of the population is White, 6.3% is Black or African American, 50.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 5% is Asian, 2.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3% is two or more races.  72.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 15% have a Bachelor degree or higher.

The median home value is $161,700, there are 255,271 households, an average of 3.19 persons per household.  The per capita income is $20,295,  the median household income is $48,552, and 22.9% of the persons in Kern County are considered below poverty level.

The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 53,051.  Retail sales (in $1000) were $7,876,043, and sales per capita were $10,037.  The percentage of black-owned firms is 4.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.4%.

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