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Kern County Statistics

Facts

Land area8,131.9 square miles
Population Density103.3 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)864,124
Population change2.9%
Under 5 years of age8.4%
Under 1829.7%
65 and over9.6%
Females48.7%
White82.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race50.9
Asian5%
Two or more races3%
Black or African American6.3%
Native American2.7%
Pacific Islander0.3%
Had graduated from high school72%
Had a bachelor degree or higher15%
Veterans44,753

Households and Housing

Households255,271
Persons per household3.2
Living in the same house for one year or more80.4%
Median household income$48,552
The Per capita income$20,295
Live below the poverty line22.9%
Housing units288,342
Multi-unit structures19%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$161,700
Residents owning their homes58%

Business Facts

Total number of firms53,051
Women-owned firms31.4%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms24%
Black-owned firms4.4%
Native American-owned firms2.3%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0.2%
Retail sales$7,876,043
Retail sales per capita$10,037
Manufacturers shipments$9,456,205
Merchant wholesaler sales$5,730,521
Source US Census Data