Real Estate Market Update for Bakersfield, CA
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Welcome to January's Market Update. Let's take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of January. The number of active listings was down 24% from one year earlier and down 14% from the previous month This smaller inventory means that buyers who waited to buy may have had a smaller selection to choose from. As you can see, the median listing price for the month... was just under 180-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was down 23% This lower number of days may signal a positive trend in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was 180-thousand dollars. The number of units sold Decreased 58% year-over-year and Decreased 23% month-over-month Fewer sales may be indicating more opportunity for buyers to negotiate better sales terms. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
Map Information for Bakersfield, CA
Area Information for Bakersfield, CA
  • Population: 351,869
  • Median Age: 29.8 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 17.33 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 3
  • Recycling Likelihood**: 90
  • Sales Tax: 5%
  • Population Density: 2,211/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 39%
  • Closest Airport: Meadows Field
  • Closest College: Ca State Univ Bakersfield
  • Closest Jr. College: Bakersfield College
  • Median Household Income: $54,863
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 22.01%
  • Median Years in Residence: 3.27 yr
  • Median Home Sales Price: $138,000
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Bakersfield Blaze (a)
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 38%
* Scale from 1-5** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Bakersfield, CA
Median Age: 29.8 Married: 40% Number of Households: 113,022 Households with Children: 53,186
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Bakersfield, CA

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Northwest Christian School 0.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 5
      Bakersfield High School 0.3 mi Public 9-12 2-5 4
      Downtown Elementary School 0.4 mi Public K-8 4-5 5
      Franklin Elementary School 0.5 mi Public K-6 3-5 5
      Rafer Johnson Childrens Center 0.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL 0 5
      Agapeland Christian Academy 0.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-6 0 4
      St. Francis School 1.0 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Valley Oaks Charter School 1.3 mi Public K-12 2-5 5
      Our Lady Of Guadalupe School 1.4 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 4
      Fremont Elementary School 1.7 mi Public K-6 1 3
      Caroline Harris Elementary School 1.7 mi Public K-5 2 5
      Bethel Apostolic Academy 1.8 mi Private K-12 0 3
      Sequoia Middle School 1.9 mi Public 6-8 1 4
      Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School 2.1 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Jefferson Elementary School 2.1 mi Public K-5 0 4
      Stockdale Christian Elementary School 2.1 mi Private K-8 0 4
      Garces Memorial High School 2.2 mi Catholic 9-12 0 4
      Beardsley Junior High School 2.7 mi Public 7-8 3-5 4
      Casa Loma Elementary School 2.7 mi Public K-5 1 5
      Frank West Elementary School 2.8 mi Public K-5 1 4
      Mount Vernon Elementary School 3.0 mi Public K-6 1 3
      East Bakersfield High School 3.1 mi Public 9-12 2 4
      Standard Middle School 3.1 mi Public 6-8 2-5 3
      Amy B. Seibert Elementary School 3.1 mi Public K-6 1 4
      North Beardsley Elementary School 3.2 mi Public K-6 1 4
      Standard Elementary School 3.2 mi Public K-5 2 4
      Heritage Academy 3.3 mi Private K-8 0 4
      Valley Schools 3.3 mi Private K-8 0 4
      Stine Elementary School 3.3 mi Public K-6 1 4
      South High School 3.4 mi Public 9-12 2-5 3
      San Lauren Elementary School 3.4 mi Public K-6 3 4
      Vista West Continuation High School 3.5 mi Public 10-12 1 4
      Fred L. Thompson Junior High School 3.7 mi Public 7-8 1 4
      Quailwood Elementary School 3.7 mi Public K-6 3 5
      Plantation Elementary School 3.7 mi Public K-5 2-5 4
      Bakersfield Adventist Academy 3.8 mi Private K-12 0 4
      Harding Elementary School 3.9 mi Public K-6 3 4
      Compton Junior High School 3.9 mi Public 7-8 2 4
      Louise Sandrini Elementary School 4.0 mi Public K-6 1 4
      Highland Elementary School 4.1 mi Public K-5 2-5 4
      Discovery Elementary School 4.1 mi Public K-6 4 4
      Virginia Avenue Elementary School 4.2 mi Public K-2 1 4
      Stockdale Elementary School 4.2 mi Public K-6 4 5
      Olive Knolls Christian School 4.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      New Life Christian School 4.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      W. A. Kendrick Elementary School 4.6 mi Public K-5 3-5 5
      Centennial High School 4.8 mi Public 9-12 4-5 4
      Columbia Elementary School 4.8 mi Public K-6 3-5 4
      Olive Drive Elementary School 4.8 mi Public K-5 3 5
      Laurelglen Elementary School 4.8 mi Public PRESCHOOL-6 2-5 3
      Raffaello Palla Elementary School 4.9 mi Public K-5 2 4
      Endeavour Elementary School 5.0 mi Public K-6 3-5 5
      Henry Eissler Elementary School 5.0 mi Public K-6 2-5 4
      Chipman Junior High School 5.0 mi Public 7-8 3 3
      Fairview Elementary School 5.0 mi Public K-5 1 4
      Fruitvale Junior High School 5.1 mi Public 7-8 4 3
      William B. Bimat Elementary School 5.1 mi Public K-5 4 5
      Roy W. Loudon Elementary School 5.3 mi Public K-6 1 4
      Highland High School 5.3 mi Public 9-12 2-5 3
      Christa Mcauliffe Elementary School 5.4 mi Public K-6 3-5 4
      Bill L. Williams Elementary School 5.5 mi Public K-6 3 4
      Country Christian School, Inc. 5.5 mi Private K-8 0 4
      American Elementary School 5.6 mi Public K-6 4 4
      Tevis Junior High School 5.7 mi Public 7-8 3 4
      Voorhies Elementary School 5.8 mi Public K-6 2-5 2
      Hort Elementary School 5.8 mi Public K-5 1 4
      Horizon Elementary School 5.9 mi Public K-5 2 4
      Valle Verde Elementary School 5.9 mi Public K-5 2 4
      Granite Pointe Elementary School 5.9 mi Public K-5 2 4
      Leon H. Ollivier Middle School 5.9 mi Public 6-8 3 4
      Berkshire Elementary School 6.0 mi Public K-6 3 4
      Almondale Elementary School 6.0 mi Public K-6 3-5 4
      Ronald Reagan Elementary School 6.1 mi Public K-6 4-5 4
      Dr. Juliet Thorner Elementary School 6.2 mi Public K-6 3 4
      Rosedale-north Elementary School 6.2 mi Public K-6 3 4
      Sing Lum Elementary School 6.3 mi Public K-6 2-5 5
      Golden Valley High School 6.4 mi Public 9-12 2-5 3
      Old River Elementary School 6.4 mi Public K-6 3 5
      Stonecreek Junior High School 6.5 mi Public 7-8 2 5
      Independence Elementary School 6.6 mi Public K-6 3 5
      Bakersfield Christian High School 6.7 mi Private 9-12 0 5
      Rosedale Middle School 6.7 mi Public 7-8 4 5
      Stockdale High School 6.8 mi Public 9-12 4 4
      Patriot Elementary School 6.8 mi Public K-6 3-5 5
      Earl Warren Junior High School 6.9 mi Public 7-8 3-5 4
      Mckee Middle School 6.9 mi Public 6-8 3 3
      Orangewood Elementary School 7.0 mi Public K-4 1 4
      Norris Elementary School 7.2 mi Public K-5 4 5
      Veterans Elementary School 7.2 mi Public K-5 4 5
      St. John's Lutheran School 7.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Frontier High School 7.7 mi Public 9-12 4 3
      Centennial Elementary School 7.9 mi Public K-6 3-5 4
      Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School 7.9 mi Public K-6 4 4
      Independence High School 7.9 mi Public 9-12 3 3
      Buena Vista Elementary School 8.1 mi Public K-6 2-5 4
      Del Rio Elementary School 8.2 mi Public K-6 2 4
      Edison Middle School 8.2 mi Public 5-8 2-5 4
      General Shafter Elementary School 10.4 mi Public K-8 2 4
      Rio Bravo-greeley Elementary School 13.4 mi Public 4-8 2-5 5
      Rio Bravo Elementary School 13.5 mi Public K-4 2 4
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: GreatSchools.org and Onboard Informatics 2014
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