Bakersfield is located close to the center of California. Bakersfield is part of Kern County. Bakersfield has 142.16 square miles of land area and 1.44 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Bakersfield population is 358,700, which has grown 45.19% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 12.39% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Bakersfield median household income is $56,842 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 42.17% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 29.47% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Bakersfield median house value is $184,800 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 73.52% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 75.60% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Bakersfield is worse than the state average in quality. The Bakersfield area codes are 661, 805.