Kern County Information

Kern in California occupies 8,161 square miles and has a 2006 population of 780,117, a change from a 2000 population of 661,655 and 544,981 in 1990. 16.2% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 15.2% percent is 25-35, and 14.1% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 4,421 acts of violent crime reported in Kern in 2004, a change from 3,237 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 25,589 people: 7.6% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 8.3%.

Read more about Kern, California in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyKern 
StateCalifornia 
Land Area8,161 sq. milesRanked 40 of 3,140
Population 2006780,117Ranked 68 of 3,140
Population 2005756,981 
Population 2000661,655Ranked 78 of 3,140
Population 1990544,981Ranked 88 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion85.8% 
African American6.2% 
Asian American3.9% 
Native American1.7% 
Pacific Islander.3% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 58.5% 
Population 5 to 1417% 
Population 15 to 2416.2% 
Population 25 to 3415.2% 
Population 35 to 4414.1% 
Population 45 to 5412.3% 
Population 55 to 647.8% 
Population 65 to 744.7% 
Population 75 and up4.1% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes4,4213,237
Murders / Manslaughters51 
Forcible Rapes217 
Robberies931 
Aggravated Assaults3,222 
Total Property Crimes31,78222,296
Burglaries8,227 
Larceny Thefts18,651 
Motor Vehicle Thefts4,904 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population338,348294,213
Unemployed Population25,58924,274
Unemployment Rate7.6%8.3%

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