Attractions, Statistics and Facts about Kern County
Attractions of Kern County include the Kern County Museum, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace, Buena Vista Museum Of Natural History, Fox Theatre, McMurtey Aquatic Center, Valley Plaza Mall, California Living Museum, Sam Lynn Ballpark, Rabobank Theater And Convention Center, Bakersfield Museum Of Art, Lake Ming, Beach Park, Lake Isabella, and the Murray Family Farms. The main industries of Kern County are Oil Exploration and Agriculture. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,163 square miles (21,140 km2), of which 8,132 square miles (21,060 km2) is land and 31 square miles (80 km2) (0.4%) is water. It is the third-largest county by area in California. Kern County is an area in the South San Joaquin Valley of California with a population of 870,005. There are 448,528 male residents living in Kern County and 421,477 female residents. The total number of households is 263,158 with 3.17 people per household on average. Total household expenditures in Kern County are below the national average.
The median age of the current population is 30.01 with 235,113 people being married and 274,731 being single.
The employment numbers show that there are 61% white collar employees and 39% blue collar employees in Kern County.
Crime rate in Kern County is below the national average. The most frequent crime is Murder Risk while the least frequent is Robbery Risk.
Kern County weather recorded temperatures between a high point in July of 96.70° F and a low point of 37.10° F in January, 2017. The air pollution index is of 93.00. The county seat of Kern County is Bakersfield.