Bakersfield, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 88,189 housing units in Bakersfield. This represents a 33.3% growth from 66,175 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 87,125 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 1,064 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Bakersfield is about 60.4%. Bakersfield's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 5.4%. Average household size is 2.92 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Bakersfield were built after 1979.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type5.20%
One Bedroom12.70%
Two Bedrooms25.30%
Three Bedrooms41.60%
Four Bedrooms13.80%
Five Bedrooms or more1.50%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.05
Median year structure was built1982
Median Value of occupied units$106,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$88,300

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.72
Median year structure was built1975
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$448

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage14.10%
Home Equity Loan5.10%
Simple Mortgage62.80%
Debt Free17.60%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22%