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Bakersfield, CA Metro Area


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2022 population: 916,108   ( 76,477 from 2010)
Land area: 8134.6 square miles
Population density: 112.6 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:278,857 30.44% 13.9%
Black:46,9865.13% 3.5%
Indian:5,3040.58% 10.0%
Asian:46,8315.11% 37.4%
2+ races:18,2241.99% 14.1%
Hispanic:519,90656.75% 25.9%
Total non-White:637,25169.56% 23.5%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:27,681 15.2
Deaths:18,30510.1
Net Migration: -3,539-1.9
Net Immigration: 1,2930.7
Change in White population:-44,937 -5.4
Change in Non-White pop.:121,414 14.5



Historical Presidential Election Results for Bakersfield, CA Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 47% Donald Trump* (R) 164,484 53.9% Joe Biden (D) 133,366 43.7% 7,442 [+] 2.4% 305,292 7 0.19%
2016 39% Donald Trump (R) 129,584 53.1% Hillary Clinton (D) 98,689 40.4% 15,890 [+] 6.5% 244,163 7 0.18%
2012 37% Mitt Romney (R) 126,618 57.0% Barack Obama* (D) 89,495 40.3% 6,076 [+] 2.7% 222,189 10 0.17%
2008 42% John McCain (R) 134,793 57.7% Barack Obama (D) 93,457 40.0% 5,558 [+] 2.4% 233,808 12 0.18%
2004 42% George W. Bush* (R) 140,417 66.5% John Kerry (D) 68,603 32.5% 2,154 [+] 1.0% 211,174 16 0.17%
2000 40% George W. Bush (R) 110,663 60.7% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 66,003 36.2% 5,642 [+] 3.1% 182,308 13 0.17%
1996 41% Robert Dole (R) 92,151 53.8% Bill Clinton* (D) 62,658 36.6% 16,582 [+] 9.7% 171,391 13 0.18%
1992 46% George Bush* (R) 80,762 45.1% Bill Clinton (D) 60,510 33.8% 37,991 [+] 21.2% 179,263 8 0.17%
1988 42% George Bush (R) 90,550 61.5% Michael Dukakis (D) 55,083 37.4% 1,660 [+] 1.1% 147,293 8 0.16%
1984 46% Ronald Reagan* (R) 94,776 65.0% Walter Mondale (D) 49,567 34.0% 1,401 1.0% 145,744 6 0.16%
1980 44% Ronald Reagan (R) 72,842 59.6% Jimmy Carter* (D) 41,097 33.7% 8,182 [+] 6.7% 122,121 9 0.14%
1976 47% Gerald Ford* (R) 58,023 52.3% Jimmy Carter (D) 50,567 45.6% 2,371 [+] 2.1% 110,961 4 0.14%
1972 55% Richard Nixon* (R) 71,686 60.1% George McGovern (D) 41,937 35.2% 5,570 [+] 4.7% 119,193 -1 0.15%
1968 61% Richard Nixon (R) 53,990 46.6% Hubert Humphrey (D) 49,284 42.5% 12,558 [+] 10.8% 115,832 3 0.16%
1964 61% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 64,174 58.7% Barry Goldwater (R) 45,014 41.2% 120 0.1% 109,308 3 0.15%
1960 61% Richard Nixon (R) 52,800 50.4% John Kennedy (D) 51,440 49.1% 465 0.4% 104,705 1 0.15%
1956 53% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 46,220 51.3% Adlai Stevenson (D) 43,533 48.3% 322 0.4% 90,075 -6 0.15%
1952 55% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 46,497 55.1% Adlai Stevenson (D) 37,240 44.2% 602 0.7% 84,339 0 0.14%
1948 43% Harry Truman* (D) 33,029 56.2% Thomas Dewey (R) 24,464 41.6% 1,318 [+] 2.2% 58,811 -4 0.12%
1944 42% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 26,205 55.6% Thomas Dewey (R) 20,730 44.0% 226 0.5% 47,161 -2 0.10%
1940 59% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 32,202 61.8% Wendell Willkie (R) 19,445 37.3% 479 0.9% 52,126 -7 0.10%
1936 48% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 25,726 74.6% Alf Landon (R) 8,345 24.2% 408 [+] 1.2% 34,479 -12 0.08%
1932 47% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 19,634 70.3% Herbert Hoover* (R) 7,011 25.1% 1,275 [+] 4.6% 27,920 -14 0.07%
1928 48% Herbert Hoover (R) 14,692 62.7% Al Smith (D) 8,541 36.4% 212 [+] 0.9% 23,445 4 0.06%
1924 45% Calvin Coolidge (R) 8,646 46.1% Robert LaFollette (Prog) 6,754 36.0% 3,363 [+] 17.9% 18,763 -8 0.06%
1920 42% Warren Harding (R) 7,079 49.0% James Cox (D) 6,095 42.2% 1,270 [+] 8.8% 14,444 -11 0.05%
1916 51% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 9,566 59.9% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 5,611 35.1% 804 [+] 5.0% 15,981 -11 0.09%
1912 40% Woodrow Wilson (D) 5,569 51.7% Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 3,647 33.9% 1,549 [+] 14.4% 10,765 -23 0.07%
1908 24% William Taft (R) 2,270 45.6% William J. Bryan (D) 2,215 44.5% 493 [+] 9.9% 4,978 -6 0.03%
1904 30% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 2,359 51.6% Alton Parker (D) 1,724 37.7% 488 [+] 10.7% 4,571 -5 0.03%
1900 37% William J. Bryan (D) 1,960 52.3% William McKinley* (R) 1,692 45.2% 94 [+] 2.5% 3,746 -6 0.03%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 133,366 43.7%
Donald Trump* (R) 164,484 53.9%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 3,942 1.3%
Other 3,500 1.1%
TOTAL 305,292
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 7


2016 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 98,689 40.4%
Donald Trump (R) 129,584 53.1%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 9,359 3.8%
Jill Stein (Grn) 2,887 1.2%
Evan McMullin (I) 891 0.4%
Other 2,753 1.1%
TOTAL 244,163
Turnout: 39% Diff (US): 7


2012 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 89,495 40.3%
Mitt Romney (R) 126,618 57.0%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 2,195 1.0%
Other 3,881 1.7%
TOTAL 222,189
Turnout: 37% Diff (US): 10


2008 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 93,457 40.0%
John McCain (R) 134,793 57.7%
Ralph Nader (I) 1,570 0.7%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 1,068 0.5%
Other 2,920 1.2%
TOTAL 233,808
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): 12


2004 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 140,417 66.5%
John Kerry (D) 68,603 32.5%
Other 2,154 1.0%
TOTAL 211,174
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): 16


2000 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 110,663 60.7%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 66,003 36.2%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 3,474 1.9%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 1,194 0.7%
Other 974 0.5%
TOTAL 182,308
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): 13


1996 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 62,658 36.6%
Robert Dole (R) 92,151 53.8%
Ross Perot (Ref) 13,452 7.8%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 1,289 0.8%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 710 0.4%
Other 1,131 0.7%
TOTAL 171,391
Turnout: 41% Diff (US): 13


1992 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 60,510 33.8%
George Bush* (R) 80,762 45.1%
Ross Perot (I) 36,891 20.6%
Other 1,100 0.6%
TOTAL 179,263
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): 8


1988 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 90,550 61.5%
Michael Dukakis (D) 55,083 37.4%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 879 0.6%
Other 781 0.5%
TOTAL 147,293
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): 8


1984 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 94,776 65.0%
Walter Mondale (D) 49,567 34.0%
Other 1,401 1.0%
TOTAL 145,744
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): 6


1980 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 72,842 59.6%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 41,097 33.7%
John Anderson (I) 5,799 4.7%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 1,865 1.5%
Other 518 0.4%
TOTAL 122,121
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): 9


1976 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 50,567 45.6%
Gerald Ford* (R) 58,023 52.3%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 418 0.4%
Other 1,953 1.8%
TOTAL 110,961
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 4


1972 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 71,686 60.1%
George McGovern (D) 41,937 35.2%
John Schmitz (Amer) 5,112 4.3%
Other 458 0.4%
TOTAL 119,193
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): -1


1968 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 53,990 46.6%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 49,284 42.5%
George Wallace (AIP) 12,309 10.6%
Other 249 0.2%
TOTAL 115,832
Turnout: 61% Diff (US): 3


1964 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 64,174 58.7%
Barry Goldwater (R) 45,014 41.2%
Other 120 0.1%
TOTAL 109,308
Turnout: 61% Diff (US): 3


1960 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 51,440 49.1%
Richard Nixon (R) 52,800 50.4%
Other 465 0.4%
TOTAL 104,705
Turnout: 61% Diff (US): 1


1956 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 46,220 51.3%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 43,533 48.3%
Other 322 0.4%
TOTAL 90,075
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): -6


1952 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 46,497 55.1%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 37,240 44.2%
Other 602 0.7%
TOTAL 84,339
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): 0


1948 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 33,029 56.2%
Thomas Dewey (R) 24,464 41.6%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 1,109 1.9%
Other 209 0.4%
TOTAL 58,811
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): -4


1944 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 26,205 55.6%
Thomas Dewey (R) 20,730 44.0%
Other 226 0.5%
TOTAL 47,161
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): -2


1940 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 32,202 61.8%
Wendell Willkie (R) 19,445 37.3%
Other 479 0.9%
TOTAL 52,126
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -7


1936 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 25,726 74.6%
Alf Landon (R) 8,345 24.2%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 219 0.6%
Other 189 0.5%
TOTAL 34,479
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): -12


1932 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 19,634 70.3%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 7,011 25.1%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 962 3.4%
Other 313 1.1%
TOTAL 27,920
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): -14


1928 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 14,692 62.7%
Al Smith (D) 8,541 36.4%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 212 0.9%
TOTAL 23,445
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 4


1924 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 8,646 46.1%
John Davis (D) 3,159 16.8%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 6,754 36.0%
Other 204 1.1%
TOTAL 18,763
Turnout: 45% Diff (US): -8


1920 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 7,079 49.0%
James Cox (D) 6,095 42.2%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 933 6.5%
Aaron Watkins (Proh) 337 2.3%
TOTAL 14,444
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): -11


1916 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 9,566 59.9%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 5,611 35.1%
Allan Benson (Soc) 553 3.5%
James Hanly (Proh) 251 1.6%
TOTAL 15,981
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): -11


1912 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 5,569 51.7%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 3,647 33.9%
William Taft* (R) 67 0.6%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 1,300 12.1%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 182 1.7%
TOTAL 10,765
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): -23


1908 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 2,270 45.6%
William J. Bryan (D) 2,215 44.5%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 380 7.6%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 57 1.1%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 56 1.1%
TOTAL 4,978
Turnout: 24% Diff (US): -6


1904 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 2,359 51.6%
Alton Parker (D) 1,724 37.7%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 436 9.5%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 52 1.1%
TOTAL 4,571
Turnout: 30% Diff (US): -5


1900 President, Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 1,692 45.2%
William J. Bryan (D) 1,960 52.3%
Other 94 2.5%
TOTAL 3,746
Turnout: 37% Diff (US): -6
* incumbent