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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Kern County, California need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In California

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
  Total Electric Industry 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
  Total Electric Industry 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
  Total Electric Industry 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
  Total Electric Industry 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
  Total Electric Industry 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
  Total Electric Industry 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
  Total Electric Industry 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
  Total Electric Industry 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 4.10 3.65 3.00 3.28 0.00 3.28
  Full-Service Providers 10.71 10.05 7.16 4.16 0.00 9.34
  Total Electric Industry 10.64 9.44 6.27 4.15 0.00 8.75
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 13.64 7.82 6.78 9.36 0.00 7.63
  Full-Service Providers 10.85 10.55 7.22 4.79 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 10.89 10.25 7.14 4.87 0.00 9.47
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.48 1.35 2.08 2.09 0.00 1.67
  Energy-Only Providers 13.21 8.02 7.49 10.78 0.00 8.21
  Full-Service Providers 12.08 12.41 9.54 8.47 0.00 11.41
  Total Electric Industry 12.09 12.15 9.23 8.48 0.00 11.22
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.80 3.57 2.17 5.73 0.00 2.95
  Energy-Only Providers 8.12 6.00 6.18 17.16 0.00 6.14
  Full-Service Providers 12.63 13.84 10.23 6.53 0.00 12.52
  Total Electric Industry 12.64 13.36 9.81 6.60 0.00 12.19
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.43 3.90 2.72 0.00 0.47 3.33
  Energy-Only Providers 7.41 5.76 6.18 0.00 3.47 5.94
  Full-Service Providers 12.23 12.83 9.79 0.00 7.38 12.05
  Total Electric Industry 12.23 12.48 9.59 0.00 5.80 11.78
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.66 4.31 3.14 0.00 0.50 3.72
  Energy-Only Providers 6.88 5.90 5.95 0.00 3.59 5.90
  Full-Service Providers 12.20 11.81 9.33 0.00 8.03 11.53
  Total Electric Industry 12.20 11.64 9.27 0.00 6.42 11.35
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.42 4.62 3.48 0.00 0.50 4.07
  Energy-Only Providers 9.52 6.83 6.68 0.00 3.95 6.75
  Full-Service Providers 12.49 11.97 9.39 0.00 8.11 11.71
  Total Electric Industry 12.51 11.92 9.55 0.00 6.55 11.63
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.79 4.92 3.54 0.00 0.55 4.27
  Energy-Only Providers 10.57 7.66 7.17 0.00 3.82 7.41
  Full-Service Providers 14.32 12.93 9.95 0.00 7.66 12.92
  Total Electric Industry 14.33 12.90 10.09 0.00 6.29 12.82

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Kern County, California

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 13,189   (5.9%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 12,292   (5.5%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 15,610   (7.0%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 22,029   (9.9%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 25,388   (11.4%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 31,339   (14.0%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 33,382   (14.9%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 17,390   (7.8%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 7,056   (3.2%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 9,966   (4.5%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 4,524   (2.0%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 2,614   (1.2%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 14,456   (6.5%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 14,314   (6.4%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(Kern County, California)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 7,897

1 vehicle available : 31,604

2 vehicles available : 8,281

3 vehicles available : 2,055

4 or more vehicles available : 692

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 4,587

1 vehicle available : 20,246

2 vehicles available : 33,928

3 vehicles available : 9,768

4 or more vehicles available : 2,700

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 2,468

1 vehicle available : 10,391

2 vehicles available : 16,956

3 vehicles available : 9,117

4 or more vehicles available : 3,533

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 4,411

1 vehicle available : 18,887

2 vehicles available : 38,563

3 vehicles available : 18,689

4 or more vehicles available : 11,546


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(Kern County, California)

1-person household:

No workers : 27,990

1 worker : 22,539

2-person household:

No workers : 24,371

1 worker : 27,824

2 workers : 19,034

3-person household:

No workers : 6,763

1 worker : 17,014

2 workers : 14,592

3 workers : 4,096

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 10,204

1 worker : 37,424

2 workers : 31,926

3 or more workers : 12,542


(updated 2013)



Means of Transportation To Work
(Kern County, California)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 240,623

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 28,809

In 3-person carpool : 7,882

In 4-person carpool : 4,865

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 2,596

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 2,564

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 3,233

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 16

Subway or elevated : 17

Railroad : 67

Ferryboat : 42

Taxicab : 100

Motorcycle : 959

Bicycle : 1,691

Walked : 5,104

Other means : 4,794

Worked at home : 8,576


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(Kern County, California)

Less than 5 minutes : 7,888

5 to 9 minutes : 37,054

10 to 14 minutes : 51,355

15 to 19 minutes : 55,754

20 to 24 minutes : 49,499

25 to 29 minutes : 15,102

30 to 34 minutes : 35,651

35 to 39 minutes : 4,482

40 to 44 minutes : 6,961

45 to 59 minutes : 15,456

60 to 89 minutes : 15,871

90 or more minutes : 8,289


(updated 2013)



Occupations in Kern County, California

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 31,007  (23.9%)
  • Service Occupations: 18,756  (14.5%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 18,667  (14.4%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 10,447  (8.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 24,856  (19.2%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 31,693  (30.8%)
  • Service Occupations: 22,227  (21.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 37,450  (36.4%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 5,070  (4.9%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 804  (0.8%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in Kern County, California

Rail Station(s)


    601 Truxtun Ave
    Off Truxtun Ave and S Street
    Bakersfield, California 93301

Bus Station(s)


    15900 Sierra Highway
    Carl's Jr. Restaurant
    Mojave, California 93501

    2515 Center Street
    B&K Mini Market
    Rosamond, California 93560

    2515 Center Street
    B&K Mini Market
    Rosamond, California 93560

    Westside of Mullbery Street
    50 Yards off Tehachapi Blvd
    Tehachapi, California 93561

    Westside of Mullbery Street
    50 Yards off Tehachapi Blvd
    Tehachapi, California 93561

    Westside of Mullbery Street
    50 Yards off Tehachapi Blvd
    Tehachapi, California 93561

    Westside of Mullbery Street
    50 Yards off Tehachapi Blvd
    Tehachapi, California 93561

    Westside of Mullbery Street
    50 Yards off Tehachapi Blvd
    Tehachapi, California 93561

(updated 2008)



Employment Rate In Kern County, California

Employed: 312,759
Unemployed: 25,589



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Kern County, California

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 5.1%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 2.1%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 6.2%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 19.6%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 33.9%
  • Other: 33.1%



Water Usage In Kern County, California

Ground Water

 
Fresh 1,560.71 Mgal/d
Saline 65.38 Mgal/d

Total 1,626.09 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 1,258.83 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 1,258.83 Mgal/d





There are 2,873 Farms In Kern County, California


(updated 2008)



Banks In Kern County, California

Jpmorgan Chase Bank, National Association - 16 Branches


    Bank Assets: $32b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 5,679

Bank Of America, National Association - 15 Branches


    Bank Assets: $21.8b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 5,094

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 13 Branches


    Bank Assets: $18.6b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

Union Bank, National Association - 8 Branches


    Bank Assets: $865.8m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 415

Bank Of The Sierra - 7 Branches


    Bank Assets: $10.4m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 26

Mission Bank - 5 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 10

Rabobank, National Association - 5 Branches


    Bank Assets: $71.5m
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 121

Westamerica Bank - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $19.5m
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 92

Citizens Business Bank - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $29.6m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 50

Citibank, National Association - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.7b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 958

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Kern County, California

  • Tehachapi Kern County Nr 4


    (about 17.5 miles in Tehachapi, California; Airport Code: TSP)

  • Tehachapi Municipal


    (about 17.7 miles in Tehachapi, California; Airport Code: TSP)

  • Bakersfield Municipal


    (about 17.7 miles in Bakersfield, California; Airport Code: C02)

  • Meadows Field


    (about 22.8 miles in Bakersfield, California; Airport Code: BFL)

  • Shafter - Minter Field


    (about 32.2 miles in Bakersfield, California; Airport Code: MIT)

  • Kern Valley


    (about 33.3 miles in Kernville, California; Airport Code: FVV)

  • Mojave Airport


    (about 34.0 miles in Mojave, California; Airport Code: MHV)

  • California City Municipal


    (about 39.1 miles in California City, California; Airport Code: VWI)

  • Rosamond Skypark


    (about 39.8 miles in Rosamond, California; Airport Code: WQO)

  • Wasco-Kern County


    (about 43.9 miles in Pond, California; Airport Code: RQU)

  • General William J. Fox Airfield


    (about 46.5 miles in Lancaster, California; Airport Code: WJF)

  • Edwards AFB


    (about 52.4 miles in Aerial Acres, California; Airport Code: EDW)

  • Inyokern-Kern County


    (about 54.1 miles in Inyokern, California; Airport Code: IYK)

  • Inyokern Airport


    (about 54.2 miles in Inyokern, California; Airport Code: IYK)

  • Porterville Municipal


    (about 54.9 miles in Porterville, California; Airport Code: PTV)

  • Palmdale Regional USAF Plant 42


    (about 57.2 miles in Palmdale, California; Airport Code: PMD)

  • Palmdale USAF Plant 42


    (about 57.2 miles in Palmdale, California; Airport Code: PMD)

  • Palmdale Airport


    (about 57.3 miles in Palmdale, California; Airport Code: PMD)

  • Palmdale Af Plant Nr 42


    (about 57.3 miles in Palmdale, California; Airport Code: PMD)

  • Palmdale Regional/USAF Plant 42


    (about 57.3 miles in Palmdale, California; Airport Code: PMD)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Kern County, California

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

73.82%

Carpooled

18.38%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

1.20%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.04%

Subway Or Elevated

0.01%

Railroad

0.04%

Ferryboat

0.01%

Taxicab

0.07%

Motorcycle

0.28%

Bicycle

0.54%

Walked

1.91%

Other Means

1.02%

Worked At Home

2.69%



(updated 2010)





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