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Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield California
Full nameBakersfield
Official nameCity of Bakersfield
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
MayorHarvey Hall
City ManagerAlan Tandy
Finance DirectorNelson Smith
City ClerkPamela A. McCarthy
Total Area143.609 sq mi (371.9 km2)
Land Area142.164 sq mi (368.2 km2)
Water Area1.445 sq mi (3.7 km2)
Elevation408 ft (124.4 m)
Total Population347483 (1st in Kern County
9th in California
51st in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)827173
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code93301 - 93314
Area code661
FIPS code06-03526
GNIS feature ID1652668

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Bakersfield is a city near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County, California. It is roughly equidistant between Fresno and Los Angeles, 110 mi (177 km) to the north and south respectively.

The city's population was 347,483 at the 2010 census, making it the 9th largest city in California and the 51st largest city in the United States. The Bakersfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has a population of 800,458 making it the 63rd largest metropolitan area in the country. It is California's third largest inland city, after Fresno and Sacramento. The city's economy relies on agriculture, petroleum extraction and refining, and manufacturing.

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