McFarland grew fastest in 2013, Kern County up to 873k people, according to new report

SACRAMENTO - Bakersfield's population grew nearly 2 percent in 2013, according to new population data.

McFarland experienced the highest percentage of growth at 8.9 percent to 13,745. It is the fastest growth in California. The DOF data indicated the growth was due to an influx of inmates in the community correctional facilities.

Kern County is home to 873,092 people and grew 1.4 percent, according to the Department of Finance report.

The DOF’s population figure for the City of Bakersfield is 367,315 as of Jan. 1, 2014. This reflects an increase of 6,682 over the DOF’s figure for Bakersfield from Jan. 1, 2013. 

Bakersfield's place among the top 10 largest cities in California remains unchanged at number nine. The numeric change in population ranks 6th in the state for year-to-year change. 

California is home to 38,340,074 people.


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