Kern County, California Real Estate Statistics

Home and Real Estate Statistics for Kern County, California

Housing Units By Status

Total Housing Units

Kern County has 284,367 total housing units. This is an increase of 52,803 units since the year 2000 when it had 231,564 total units. It's an increase of 85,731 units since the year 1990 when it had 198,636 total home units. There was an increase of 32,928 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 284,367 total housing units, 89.54% are occupied home units, and 10.46% are vacant home units.

Total Occupied Housing Units

There are 254,610 occupied housing units. This is an increase of 45,958 units since the year 2000 when it had 208,652 occupied homes. It's an increase of 73,130 units since the year 1990 when it had 181,480 occupied housing units. Kern County saw an increase of 27,172 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 254,610 occupied housing units, 46.8% are occupied with a loan or mortgage homes, 39.98% are renter occupied housing units, and 13.95% are occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

Renter Occupied Housing Units

There are 101,782 renter occupied housing units. This is an increase of 22,739 units since the year 2000 when it had 79,043 renter occupied home units. It's an increase of 27,954 units since the year 1990 when it had 73,828 renter occupied units. Kern County saw an increase of 5,215 units between 1990 and 2000.

Units Occupied with a Loan or Mortgage

There are 117,313 occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units.

Units Occupied Clear of Any Loan or Mortgage

Kern County has 35,515 occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

Total Vacant Housing Units

There are 29,757 vacant housing units. This is an increase of 6,845 units since the year 2000 when it had 22,912 vacant homes. It's an increase of 12,601 units since the year 1990 when it had 17,156 vacant homes. There was an increase of 5,756 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Kern County's 29,757 vacant housing units, 32.74% are for rent units, 1.7% are rented - but not occupied units, 17.4% are for sale home units, 3.26% are sold - but not occupied homes, 20.1% are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use units, 0.61% are for migrant workers home units, and 24.55% are listed as vacant other home units.

Vacant Units Listed For Rent

Kern County has 9,743 for rent housing units. This is an increase of 2,714 units since the year 2000 when it had 7,029 for rent home units. It's an increase of 4,711 units since the year 1990 when it had 5,032 for rent homes. There was an increase of 1,997 units between 1990 and 2000.

Rented, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 505 rented - but not occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -762 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,267 rented - but not occupied units.

Vacant Units Listed For Sale

There are 5,072 for sale housing units. This is an increase of 1,663 units since the year 2000 when it had 3,409 for sale homes. It's an increase of 2,747 units since the year 1990 when it had 2,325 for sale home units. Kern County saw an increase of 1,084 units between 1990 and 2000.

Sold, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 971 sold - but not occupied housing units.

Vacant Units For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use

Kern County has 5,981 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. This is an increase of 243 units since the year 2000 when it had 5,738 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use home units. It's an increase of 1,040 units since the year 1990 when it had 4,941 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. Kern County saw an increase of 797 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units for Migrant Workers

There are 181 for migrant workers housing units. This is a decrease of -21 units since the year 2000 when it had 202 for migrant workers housing units. It's an increase of 76 units since the year 1990 when it had 105 for migrant workers units. There was an increase of 97 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units Listed as an Other Status

There are 7,304 listed as vacant other housing units. This is an increase of 2,037 units since the year 2000 when it had 5,267 listed as vacant other units. It's an increase of 4,188 units since the year 1990 when it had 3,116 listed as vacant other home units. Kern County saw an increase of 2,151 units between 1990 and 2000.