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Lebec is in Kern County, in the Bakersfield metro area.
The community was named after Peter Lebeck, killed here in 1837 by a grizzly bear
The latitude of Lebec is 34.841N. The longitude is -118.863W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,481 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,285.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lebec demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kern County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bakersfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93243 ZIP code.
20% of Lebec residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lebec ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lebec was $14,895, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Lebec residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lebec, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $586. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,176.
Kern County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lebec political report.
The average commute time for Lebec workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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