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93301, 93304, 93305, 93306, 93307, 93308, 93309, 93311, 93312, 93313

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The population of Bakersfield is approximately 295,536 (2005), 347483 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 66,175 (1990), 111132 (2010).

The amount of land area in Bakersfield is 237.869 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bakersfield is 113.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.362 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bakersfield to Washington DC is 2394 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 257 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bakersfield is positioned 35.35 degrees north of the equator and 119.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Bakersfield elevation is 408 feet above sea level.
Bakersfield median income is $39,982 (2000).

The Bakersfield median home price is $106,500 (2000).

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Bakersfield location: in the central valley of California 99 miles north of Los Angeles and south of Sacramento. Other nearby communities include Oildale, Lamont, Weedpatch, Rosedale, Arvin, Shafter, Mettler and Tupman.

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Bakersfield history:

Bakersfield was founded in 1869 by Colonel Thomas Baker. In 1889, a fire almost destroyed the entire town. As a result, much of Bakersfield was modernized (according to 1890 standards, of course). Oil was discovered in 1899. The oil continued to produce and fuel the economy in the area. Bakersfield is the county seat of Kern County, one of the largest counties in the state. Wineries produce nearly 25% of all wine in the state. In the Spring, you can be treated to a beautiful display of colorful flowers. The Sequoia National Forest is nearby.
The founding of Bakersfield: 1869
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Bakersfield attractions: Kern County Museum
3801 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301-1345
Phone: 661-324-4052

Information about Kern County at Kern Online.

See Bakersfield Photographs

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