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Kern County, CA
The county was named for Edward M. Kern, topographer who accompanied explorer John C. Fr?mont

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Kern County is one of 58 counties in California.

The county is in the Bakersfield metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 734,846. This was an increase of  11.06% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$35,446
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kern County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Kern County was $22,635. This was an increase of 19.7% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 73% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Bakersfield
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 2 in production of grapes; 2 in production of cotton; 9 in production of oranges; 8 in production of plums and prunes; 2 in production of watermelons
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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10% of Kern County residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kern County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Kern County include Blue Mountain Cemetery, Cottage Grove Cemetery, Delano McFarland District Cemetery, East Kern Cemetery, Green Lawn Memorial Park, Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Indian Cemetery, Kern River Valley Cemetery, Mount Owens Cemetery, Oak Grove Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Kern County include Aerial Acres, Arvin, Bakersfield, Bealville, Bodfish, Boron, Buttonwillow, Caliente, California City, Cantil ... View communities

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Colleges in Kern County include Bakersfield College, California State University - Bakersfield, Cerro Coso Community College, Taft College ... View colleges

School districts in Kern County include Arvin Union Elementary, Bakersfield City Elementary, Beardsley Elementary, Belridge Elementary, Blake Elementary, Buttonwillow Union Elementary, Caliente Union Elementary, Delano Joint Union High, Delano Union Elementary, Di Giorgio Elementary ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Kern County include Arvin Branch Library, Baker Branch Library, Beale Memorial Library, Boron Branch Library, Buttonwillow Branch Library, California City Branch Library, Delano Branch Library, Eleanor N Wilson Branch Library, Fire Department Branch Library, Frazier Park Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Kern County include Bakersfield Californian, Kern Valley Sun, Ridgecrest Daily Independent, Tehachapi News ... View newspapers

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Kern County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kern County political report.

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Airports in Kern County include Inyokern, Meadows Field

Hotels in Kern County include Best Inn Bakersfield, Best Rest Inn Lebec-Frazier, Best Value Inn Hotel, Best Value Inn Mojave, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Country Park Hotel, Best Western Crystal Palace In ... More hotels

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