22.6% Poverty Rate in Kern County, California

Poverty Rate in Kern County, California

How does the Poverty Rate in Kern County, California compare to other counties in California?

California County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Kern County, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

22.2%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Kern County, California who were born citizens of the United States is 22.2%.

24.1%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Kern County, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 24.1%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Kern County, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Kern County, California have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 676,831 residents of Kern County, California who were born citizens of the United States, 150,113 (22.2%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 41,010 (24.1%) of 170,209 residents of Kern County, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Kern County, California

The Poverty Rate in Kern County is 22.6%.
Kern County is in California.
California Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Bodfish 23.0%

1,448

China Lake Acres 41.3%

2,446

Delano 24.4%

43,484

Edwards AFB 9.5%

2,242

Golden Hills 12.8%

8,811

Greenacres 11.5%

5,618

Greenfield 18.1%

3,385

Arvin 27.5%

20,606

Bakersfield 19.2%

369,380

Bear Valley Springs 9.4%

5,350

Boron 37.8%

2,401

Buttonwillow 40.2%

1,509

California City 29.9%

11,315

Ford City 41.4%

4,382

Frazier Park 29.8%

2,440

Kernville 10.5%

1,175

Lake Isabella 27.2%

4,287

Lake of the Woods 7.5%

1,260

Lamont 34.8%

15,574

Lebec 21.6%

1,557

Lost Hills 27.0%

2,055

McFarland 35.9%

12,940

Maricopa 36.6%

1,127

Mojave 34.7%

4,214

Oildale 27.5%

34,308

Pine Mountain Club 12.1%

1,558

Ridgecrest 16.0%

28,332

Rosamond 17.8%

19,950

Rosedale 7.5%

17,559

Shafter 25.3%

17,890

South Taft 18.1%

1,417

Squirrel Mountain Valley 8.1%

1,339

Stallion Springs 14.7%

3,417

Taft 24.1%

7,294

Taft Heights 28.5%

2,713

Tehachapi 18.6%

8,542

Wasco 28.0%

20,899

Weedpatch 54.6%

2,052

Weldon 21.2%

2,165

Wofford Heights 4.7%

1,606

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2018 California Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for California in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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