A Guide to Bakersfield California Real Estate
Bakersfield, California, is located in Kern County, 100 miles NW of Los Angeles, California. Bakersfield has a population of 247,057. It has become a popular place for visitors en route to and from Las Vegas and Los Angeles, who stop for outdoor adventures such as whitewater rafting on the Kern River or hot air ballooning over the San Joaquin Valley.
Agriculture is king in Bakersfield. The region grows over 250 types of crops, with about 30 types of fruits and nuts, 40 types of vegetables, and over 20 field crops. Lumber, livestock, poultry and dairy products are also big industries here. The area is also home to the California State University, and Bakersfield College, and numerous museums and galleries.
Bakersfield properties pool is 83,428 residential properties including Bakersfield new homes. The median age of real estate in Bakersfield is 1979. The average household size is 3.41 people. 3% are one bedroom homes, 14% are 2 bedroom homes, 56% are 3 bedroom homes, 22% are 4 bedroom homes, and 2% are 5+ bedroom homes.
Bakersfield Mortgage Statistics
Homes With No Mortgage 18%
Homes With Mortgage 82%
First Mortgage Only 63%
First & Second Mortgage or HELOC 19%
Bakersfield Area Real Estate Tax
Bakersfield Real estate Tax: Median Real Estate Taxes (2000) were $1,422 comparing to 1999 Median Family income $ 45,556. Compare to USA median yearly Real Estate Tax $1,300 and USA median Family Income $42,000 (1999).
Bakersfield School District: Children make up 32.7% of Bakersfield population. Bakersfield has 80,683 under 18 years old residents, or 0.81 kids per one worker, or 0.97 kids per one household.
Bakersfield Real Estate & Bakersfield Homeownership
There are 18354.16 or 22% one person households, 23359.84 or 28% two person households, and 14182.76 or 17% three person households in Bakersfield, California. Median residents age is 30.1, Senior citizens (65+) make up 21,681 or 8.8%% of Bakersfield population.
There are 99,769 workers (over 16 years of age) in Bakersfield. Of these, 92.68% drive to work. Approximately 1.73% of workers in Bakersfield take public transportation. An estimated 1.32% walk to work.
Median Bakersfield homeowner’s housing expenses are 22%
Crime in Bakersfield (2003), crimes per 10,000 residents per year
Violent Crimes 61.28
Aggravated Assaults 40.88
Property Crimes 570.8
Motor Vehicle Thefts 80.71
Invest in Bakersfield Properties
When making a decision about buying real estate in Bakersfield California area, you should consider the following statistical data:
Near Medium City
Near Large City Los Angeles, California
Bakersfield Zip Codes 93301, 93304, 93305, 93306, 93307, 93308, 93309, 93311, 93312, 93313, 93314
Bakersfield Area Codes 661
White population 61.87%
African-American population 9.16%
American Indian & Alaskan
Hispanic (of any race) 32.45%
Median Family Income (1999) $ 45,556%
Population Below Poverty Level 17.72%
Hopefully, these facts about Bakersfield are helpful in your decision to move to Bakersfield or invest in Bakersfield Real Estate.