Advertising in Bakersfield


Bakersfield, CA is located at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. In 1862, floods destroyed the settlement that was originally founded 2-years prior by Christian Bohna. He was one of many people brought to the area by the California Gold Rush. In 1863, Thomas Baker moved to the Kern River area, which became known as Baker’s Field. Many travelers came through the area, quickly renaming it as Bakersfield. It became one of the fastest growing cities in CA during the 1970’s until 2010, growing 400%. This city is at the center of the Bakersfield-Delano Metropolitan Area. Today, Bakersfield is known for its varying industries that include oil, natural gas, aerospace, mining, petroleum, food processing, industrial fabrication, and distribution.​

  • Estimated Population: 1,580,863
  • Foreign born: 13.10%
  • Language other than English spoken at home: 22.40%
  • High school graduates: 82.60%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 26.30%
  • Median Household income: $39,770
  • Per Capita income: $23,696
  • Population per sq. mile: 11,379
  • White – 41.30%, Black or African – 42.90%, American Indian – 0.40%, Asian – 6.90%, Others – 8.50%

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Events in Bakersfield


January
  • Polar Bear Plunge
  • The Great 48 Hour Bluegrass Jam​
February
  • Whiskey Flat Days (Kernville, CA)​
March
  • Amestoy's Chile Verde Cookoff
  • Bakersfield Fiesta/ United Square Dancers
  • CIF State Wrestling Championships
  • March Meet​
April
  • Bakersfield Jazz Festival
  • Garden Fest
  • Jewish Food Festival
  • Macaroni and Cheese Festival​
May
  • Basque Festival​
  • Cherry Festival
  • Menudo Cook-off
  • Stampede Days Rodeo​
August
  • Fake-A-Palooza
  • Tehachapi Mountain Festival (Tehachapi, CA)
September
  • Bakersfield Village Fest
  • Kern County Fair
  • Women's Business Conference​
October
  • Bakersfield Halloween Town
  • Bakersfield Celtic Music Festival
November
  • Bakersfield Bacon and Craft Beer Festival
  • Bakersfield Uncorked Wine Fest​
December
  • Bakersfield Christmas Parade
  • Bakersfield Christmas Town

Business & Education in Bakersfield


Companies of note headquartered in Bakersfield include Area Energy, Bolthouse Farms, and Coleman Homes.​

There is one public university located within the city limits: California State. Private colleges in the city include National University and University of LaVerne​