Bakersfield, California - Facts & Figures
Bakersfield is located in inland Southern California, an hour and fifty minutes north of Los Angeles. The city enjoys long-lasting, mild autumns and early springs, giving the region a unique climate suitable for growing a wide variety of crops, including citrus, carrots, almonds and pistachios. The city averages just 6.5 inches of rainfall each year, and typically no rain falls from May through September. According to the Bakersfield municipal website, Bakersfield is the 13th largest city in California. The city was a past finalist and a past winner of the National Civic League's coveted "All-America City Award".
- Population: 352,428
- Industries: Construction, Public Administration, Educational Services, Mining, Quarrying and Oil and Gas Extraction, Accommodation and Food Services, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
- Local Area Code: 661, 805
- Zip Codes: 93301, 93302, 93303, 93304, 93305, 93306
- Surrounding Cities: Oildale, Lamont, Kern, Kayandee, East Bakersfield, Landco, Jastro, Sequro, Kern City, Maltha, Frutvale, Wible Orchard, Quailwood, Oil Junction, Maqunden, Venola, Oil City, Greenacres, Alqoso