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Welcome to Bakersfield ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Bakersfield has a population of 384,145 people<2> (see below for details).
Bakersfield was established in 1869 and was incorporated January 11, 1898.
From The Origin of Certain Place Names,<3> the origin of Bakersfield is described as "Named for Colonel Thomas Baker."
The community of Bakersfield is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Bakersfield lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Bakersfield is within the (661) area code.
The ZIP codes for Bakersfield: 93301-93309, 93311-93313, 93380-93390<5>
Websites for Bakersfield ...
Official Website: www.bakersfieldcity.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.bakersfieldchamber.org/
Junior League: juniorleaguebakersfield.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bakersfield had an population of 384,145 people. This is an increase of 10.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 55.49% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Bakersfield had a population of 347,483 people (or 41.39% of the total population of Kern County). This makes Bakersfield the county's most populous community.
The population of Bakersfield represents 0.93% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 347,483 people, the population of Bakersfield increased 40.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 247,057 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Bakersfield.
Adding Bakersfield to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Bakersfield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Bakersfield elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Bakersfield mentioned in the book The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bakersfield on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Bakersfield ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Bakersfield - they are located in Maryland, Missouri, Texas and Vermont.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bakersfield.
Communities near Bakersfield ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bakersfield.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bakersfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bakersfield.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bakersfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bakersfield.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bakersfield. Our list includes 61 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bakersfield.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bakersfield ...
Looking for more information about Bakersfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Bakersfield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bakersfield.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Bakersfield: www.bakersfieldcity.us/
The official website for Kern County: www.co.kern.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 02 Mar 2021