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					Kern County
                                                                                   POPULATION
                                                                                                 Population                                       Population
Land area (acres):                       5,210,240                   Cities                       1-1-06    Cities                                 1-1-06

Population, 7-1-05                        768,928                    Bakersfield                      311,824    Tehachapi                           12,610
Population, 7-1-06                        796,331                    Delano                            49,359    Mcfarland                           12,538
 Percent of California                         2.1                   Ridgecrest                        26,515    California City                     12,048
                                                                     Wasco                             24,288    Taft                                 9,147
1-1-06                                                               Arvin                             15,027    Maricopa                             1,137
Population in households                  743,555                    Shafter                           14,501    Unincorporated                     290,875
Population/household                        3.130
                                                                                   EDUCATION
                                                                                                  2004-05
Median years of school, 1990 ***              12.7                                                 ($ mill)
                                                                     Spending on education:
Enrollment, Fall 2006 (public & private schools)                      School districts*               1,604.3
 Kindergarten-12                            180,077                   Community colleges**              150.5

Enrollment, Fall 2005                       35,528                    * Not including community college districts.
 College/University                                                  ** Includes governmental, proprietary and fiduciary group funds.
  CSU, Bakersfield                           7,549                   *** May not be comparable to the 1980 census. The 1990 median was computed
  Bakersfield College                       14,838                   on the basis of educational attainment. The 1980 median was based on actual years
  Cerro Coso Community College               4,565                   of school completed.
  Taft College                               8,576
                                                                     LABOR FORCE AND EMPLOYMENT
Civilian labor force, 2006                338,400
Civilian employment                       312,800
Unemployment                               25,600 Number of establishments by industry and employment size, 1999
Unemployment rate                            7.6% Employment                        Mining/Utilities                                            Transportation &                           forestry,
                                                              size         All industries *     Construction Manufacturing          Trade **      Information    FIRE ***    Services   fishing, etc…   aux.        Unclassified (col L+M+N) (col F-J)
Nonagricultural wage & salary             232,633
employment, 2006 (BLS series)                                1-4                        5,473             663            153           1,119            239           566       2,534           51             12         136         199        2,740
  Percent of California                         1.5          5-9                        2,206             246             74             615             81           186         974           16              5           9           30       1,202
Natural Resources and Mining                 9,317         10-19                        1,532             188             64             403             84           111         658           14              6           4           24         850
Construction                                19,992         20-49                        1,049             128             49             223             67            66         502            7              7                       14         533
Manufacturing                               12,933         50-99                          295              35             19              95             22            13         109            2                                       2         184
Trade, Transportation and Utilities         46,058       100-249                          145              16             12              32             10             3          69            3                                       3          73
Information                                  2,642       250-499                           39               1              7              11              4             --         14            2                                       2          23
Financial Activities                         8,950       500-999                           12               4              3               1              --            1           2                           1                        1           9
Professional and Business Services          25,000        1000 +                            5               --             1               --             --            1           3                                                 -              2
Educational and Health Services             22,875          Total                      10,756           1,281            382           2,499            507           947       4,865           95             31         149         275        5,616
Leisure and Hospitality                     20,675
Other Services                               6,850
Federal Government                           9,275
State and Local Government                  48,067 * Includes forestry, fishing, hunting, and agriculture support
                                                    ** Wholesale and retail
Totals may not add due to rounding.                 *** Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
                                                                              INCOME AND SALES
                                                                                                                        1979            1989           1999
Personal income, 2005 (mill.)             18,924.0                   Median family income, Census                     18,780          31,714         39,403
 Percent of California                         1.4                   Median household income, Census                  16,358          28,634         35,446
 County Rank                                    14
                                                                                                                        2003            2004           2005
Per capita income, 2005                     24,999                   Total taxable sales, ($ mill.)                  8,021.1         9,129.9       10,651.9
 Percent of California                        67.7                      Percent of California                            1.7             1.8            2.0
 County Rank                                    47                    Taxable retail sales                           5,477.2         6,192.8        7,146.3

                                                                     Sales and Use tax rate (includes state, local, and district taxes)              7.250%
Avg. earnings per job, 2005                 42,224
Avg. wages per job, 2005                    35,154                   Median adjusted gross income based on personal income tax returns, 2004:
Avg. earnings per nonfarm                                            Individual                 $28,426
 proprietor, 2005                           27,088                   Joint                      $50,822
                                                                      HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION
                                          '4/1/2000     '1/1/2006                                                                  Valuation
                                                                                                                    Units           ($ mill.)
Housing stock                             231,567        262,934           Housing authorizations, 2006                                      Median home price, *
Percent of California                         1.9            2.0            Total                                      7,744        $1,064.7    January 2007             $270,000
 Single family                            164,744        192,169            Percent of California                        4.7             2.8    January 2006             $265,000
 Multiple family                           43,770         45,672             Single family                             6,411           914.7
 Mobile homes, trailers, etc.              23,053         25,093             Multi-family                              1,333            85.3 * Derived from all types of
Vacancy rate (percent):                        9.9            9.7                                                                            home sales: new and existing,
                                                                           Nonresidential permits                           --       $310.0 condos and single-family
                                                                            Percent of California                                        1.5
Kern County (continued)
                                                             MANUFACTURING
                                                            1997           2002
Value added by manufacture, ($ mill.)                        1,608.5       1,656.2             Capital expenditures:                  ($ mill.)
Percent of California                                            0.8           0.8                       1997                          145.2
                                                                                                         2002                          165.7
        Industries:
Food mfg                                                                     719.9             Payroll in manufacturing:              ($ mill.)
Nonmetallic mineral product mfg                                              305.0                        1997                         379.2
Petroleum & coal products mfg                                                138.8                        2002                         360.3
Plastics & rubber products mfg                                                98.7
Fabricated metal product mfg                                                  85.9             Number of mfg. establishments:
Chemical mfg                                                                  85.0                     1997                              390
Furniture & related product mfg                                               33.3                     2002                              398
Wood product mfg                                                              13.8

Timber production, 2005 (Thous. of board ft.)                  1,592
Percent of California                                            0.1

                                                               AGRICULTURE
Number of farms, 2002                               2,147                Leading commodities with
Acreage in farms, 2002                          2,731,341                 value of production, 2005                        $ mill.
 % of land area                                      52.4
                                                                         Almonds and By-Products                           594.4
Agricultural employment, 2005                      42,800                Grapes, All                                       536.6
                                                                         Milk, All                                         421.6
Value of production, 2005 ($ mill.)               3,546.9                Citrus, All                                       354.7
Percent of California                                 9.2                Pistachios                                        314.4
County Rank                                             3                Carrots, All                                      209.2
 Fruits and nuts                                  1,910.3                Cattle and calves                                 201.0
 Livestock and livestock products                   634.0                Hay, alfalfa                                      160.1
 Vegetables                                         445.5                Cotton and Cottonseed                             140.5
 Field crops                                        407.7                Potatoes, All                                      96.3
 Nursery, flowers, and foliage                      105.7
 Poultry and poultry products                        19.6
 Apiary products                                     18.9
 Seed crops                                           5.2
                                                             TRANSPORTATION
Vehicle registrations, 2005
 Total                                            640,229                Miles of streets, roads and
  Automobiles                                     357,039                 highways, 2005               6,211.5
   Per capita (7-1-05 pop.)                          0.46
  Trucks                                          170,644
  Motorcycles                                      14,839
  Trailers                                         97,707
                                                              PUBLIC FINANCE
Revenues:                                                                                      Expenditures:
                                                             Per             Per
2003-04                                          $ mill.    capita*    $1,000 income**            2003-04                            $ mill.
County government tax collections, total            136.0     188.62           8.21             Federal                               4,154.4
 Property tax                                       105.2     145.98           6.35              Defense                                907.7
 Sales tax                                           22.8      31.64           1.38
                                                                                                                                     $ mill.
Total receipts, local government                  3,811.1                                       County                                  932.9
                                                                                                City                                    353.3
                                                                                                School districts                      1,492.0
* 7-1-03 population                                                                             Special districts                       874.9
** 2003 personal income                                                                         Redevelopment agencies                   28.6
California Department of Finance
Economic Research
(916) 322-2263 Internet address: www.dof.ca.gov                                                                  May 2007

				
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