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Kern County

The population of the county according to the census in 2010 was 839,631 and the county seat is Bakersfield. The county was founded in 1866 and it is located at the southern end of Central Valley and the total area is 8,163. The county’s economy is tied to agriculture and petroleum extraction. There is also a strong aviation, space, and military presence, as evidenced by Edwards Air Force Base, China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station and Mojave Air and Space Port.  Kern is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States in terms of population growth, and suffers from significant water supply issues and poor air quality. The county was named for the Kern River and Edward Kern, who was an artist and explorer in the area.  The county office is handling departments that help out in keeping everyone safe. These are the sheriff’s office, probation, emergency management, attorney, and auditor.

The area codes in use for Kern county are: 442, 559, 661, 760, 805.

Sheriff’s Office

The name of the sheriff is Donny Youngblood and the Undersheriff is Brian Wheeler.  

The address is 1350 Norris Road Bakersfield, CA 93308-2231 and the e-mail address is [email protected]

The phone number is 661-391-7500

It is the mission of the Sheriff’s office is to work in partnership with the community to improve the security, safety, and quality of life for the people living in the area.

The divisions in the sheriff’s office are inmate search, training academy, most wanted, victim notification, personnel complaints, and memorial page.

County Courthouse

Their courthouse handles civil case information and calendar, criminal case information and calendar, transcript request, and inmate search.

There are 11 courtrooms that handle misdemeanor and jury trials, Family Law and Probate matters. There are two satellite offices in the justice court and these are Juvenile Justice Center and Traffic Court with two courtrooms. The Justice Court Unit gives deputies for the purpose of Board of Supervisors meetings, planning commission meetings, civil service meetings, and hearings for civil service. The transportation unit has a sergeant, 29 deputies and two senior deputies.

There is a full listing of court addresses and phone numbers here at the link below and courts are located in Bakersfield, Delano, Lake Isabella, Lamont, Mojave, Ridgecrest, Shafter and Taft.  

County Jail

1415 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone number is 661-868-6850

Visitation hours:

Eligible InmatesDay of WeekTime of Day
Last Name:  A – MSaturday11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Last Name:  N – ZSunday11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Contact the Kern County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name:Kern County Public Defender
Address:12022 Main Street, Lamont, California, 93241
Hours:Not available
Kern County Probation Department
Probation officers hold offenders accountable by ensuring that financial restitution is being paid to victims and community service is completed. The probation department provides warrant searches, sex offender lookups, DWI conviction information, adult or youth misdemeanor and felony offense records.
Office:Kern County Probation Department
Location:2005 Ridge Road, Bakersfield, California, 93305
Kern County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined250
Avg Daily Population230
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll105
Full time total employees105
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable


Kern County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016389,091
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016348,922
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 201640,169
Unemployment Rate, 201610.3
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201551,150
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Kern County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014185,990
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201521.9
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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