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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Kern County, California)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 88,978

Renter-occupied housing units : 40,907

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 8,167

Renter-occupied housing units : 12,242

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 15,244

Renter-occupied housing units : 27,540

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 31,233

Renter-occupied housing units : 32,008


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Kern County, California)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 15,219

Householder 35 to 44 years : 20,931

Householder 45 to 54 years : 29,427

Householder 55 to 59 years : 11,686

Householder 60 to 64 years : 10,685

Householder 65 to 74 years : 9,867

Householder 75 years and over : 4,778

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,954

Householder 35 to 44 years : 2,524

Householder 45 to 54 years : 6,253

Householder 55 to 59 years : 4,150

Householder 60 to 64 years : 4,093

Householder 65 to 74 years : 10,539

Householder 75 years and over : 11,516


(updated 2013)



Rent Asked
(Kern County, California)

Less than $100 : 0

$100 to $149 : 67

$150 to $199 : 56

$200 to $249 : 37

$250 to $299 : 21

$300 to $349 : 74

$350 to $399 : 10

$400 to $449 : 284

$450 to $499 : 196

$500 to $549 : 569

$550 to $599 : 500

$600 to $649 : 801

$650 to $699 : 1,020

$700 to $749 : 724

$750 to $799 : 544

$800 to $899 : 610

$900 to $999 : 764

$1,000 to $1,249 : 823

$1,250 to $1,499 : 347

$1,500 to $1,999 : 284

$2,000 or more : 189


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Kern County, California)

Less than 10.0 percent : 3,662

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 8,389

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 12,494

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 11,370

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 11,041

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 9,549

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 7,950

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 10,845

50.0 percent or more : 30,505

Not computed : 6,892


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Kern County, California)

Built 2010 or later : $230,200

Built 2000 to 2009 : $208,200

Built 1990 to 1999 : $171,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $161,800

Built 1970 to 1979 : $124,200

Built 1960 to 1969 : $122,500

Built 1950 to 1959 : $102,300

Built 1940 to 1949 : $95,600

Built 1939 or earlier : $99,200


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Kern County, California: 75.3%

Percentage of Family Households in California: 68.7%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Kern County, California

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 2,770 2,770 $315,561,433
  Two Family 1 2 $84,345
  Three and Four Family 20 73 $4,205,210
  Five or More Family 17 149 $8,176,015
  Total

2,808 2,994 $328,027,003
2000        
  Single Family 2,850 2,850 $356,368,441
  Two Family 9 18 $1,241,054
  Three and Four Family 11 41 $2,221,865
  Five or More Family 10 149 $9,843,654
  Total

2,880 3,058 $369,675,014
2001        
  Single Family 3,330 3,330 $430,801,162
  Two Family 3 6 $320,691
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 10 80 $4,909,040
  Total

3,343 3,416 $436,030,893
2002        
  Single Family 4,421 4,421 $583,334,943
  Two Family 3 6 $306,043
  Three and Four Family 2 7 $309,113
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4,426 4,434 $583,950,099
2003        
  Single Family 5,349 5,349 $765,744,178
  Two Family 43 86 $4,389,086
  Three and Four Family 16 64 $4,254,701
  Five or More Family 13 115 $6,212,622
  Total

5,421 5,614 $780,600,587
2004        
  Single Family 5,934 5,934 $851,480,861
  Two Family 50 100 $6,332,150
  Three and Four Family 57 213 $16,562,124
  Five or More Family 35 305 $18,972,277
  Total

6,076 6,552 $893,347,412
2005        
  Single Family 5,961 5,961 $859,148,747
  Two Family 58 116 $7,637,055
  Three and Four Family 107 397 $22,546,366
  Five or More Family 56 587 $28,703,573
  Total

6,182 7,061 $918,035,741
2006        
  Single Family 5,355 5,355 $790,872,373
  Two Family 92 184 $12,626,477
  Three and Four Family 198 758 $51,128,040
  Five or More Family 23 285 $15,956,391
  Total

5,668 6,582 $870,583,281


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Kern County, CA): $35,446
Median Household Income In 2000 (California): $47,493


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Kern County): $89,400
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (California): $198,900


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Kern County, California

Utility Gas: 72.3%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 6.5%
Electricity: 18.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.1%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.9%
Solar Energy: 0.1%
Other Fuel: 0.3%
No Fuel Used: 0.5%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Kern County, California

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 84.13%
  • Juvenile facilities : 1.22%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 3.19%
  • Other institutional facilities : 0.51%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 1.86%
  • Military quarters : 0.9%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 8.19%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Kern County): $518
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (California): $747
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Kern County): $749


(updated 2010)



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