Bakersfield (California)

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Coordinates 35°22′N 119°1′W
Country United States
State California
County Kern
Region San Joaquin Valley
Incorporated 1873–1876
Re-incorporated January 11, 1898
Named for Thomas Baker
Elevation 404 ft (123 m)
Demonym(s) Bakersfieldian
Time zone UTC−8 (Pacific)
ZIP codes 93220, 93301–93309, 93311–93314, 93380–93390, 93399
Area code 661
FIPS code 06-03526
GNIS feature IDs 1652668, 2409774
Website www.bakersfieldcity.us
Government (Type) Council-Manager
Government (Body) Bakersfield City Council
Government (Mayor) Karen K. Goh (R)
Government (City Manager) Christian Clegg
Government (Finance director) Randy McKeegan
Government (City clerk) Julie Drimakis, CMC
Government (City) 151.28 sq mi (391.80 km2)
Government (Land) 149.81 sq mi (388.01 km2)
Government (Water) 1.46 sq mi (3.79 km2)
Area (City) 151.28 sq mi (391.80 km2)
Area (Land) 149.81 sq mi (388.01 km2)
Area (Water) 1.46 sq mi (3.79 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 403,455
Population (2020) (Rank) 48th in the United States 9th in California
Population (2020) (Density) 2,693.09/sq mi (1,039.81/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 909,235 (62nd)

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Bakersfield is a city in Kern County, California, United States. It is the county seat and largest city of Kern County. The city covers about 151 sq mi (390 km2) near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Valley region. Bakersfield's population as of the 2020 census was 403,455, making it the 48th-most populous city in the United States of America and the 9th-most populous city in California. The Bakersfield–Delano Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Kern County, had a 2020 census population of 909,235, making it the 62nd-largest metropolitan area in the United States. The more built-up portion of the metro area that includes Bakersfield and areas immediately around the city, such as East Bakersfield, Oildale, and Rosedale, has a population of 523,994.

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