Based on 2013 ACS data, Kern County appears to be underfunded with about 2.6 estimated Head Start eligible children for every one Head Start slot, though this doesn’t take into account enrollment opportunities available through the California State Preschool Program. Below is an overview of the county’s demographics. A complete 2010-2012 report can be found here.

Kern County/Bakersfield, CA - 2013 Estimated Head Start Eligible Children heat map
Kern County/Bakersfield, CA – 2013 Estimated Head Start Eligible Children heat map

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2013 5 Year ACS Overview
Area: Kern County, CA
Total Population: 838,867
Population under the age of 5: 8.7%
Poverty rate for families with children under the age of 5: 25.05% (Nation at 18.44%)
Estimated Head Start Eligible: 7,577

Head Start Funded Enrollment: 2,348

Estimated Early Head Start Eligible: 10,969

Early Head Start Funded Enrollment: 244


Selected Racial Characteristics – See More

Kern County, CA – 2013 Racial Characteristics from the 5-Year ACS
Kern County, CA – 2013 Racial Characteristics from the 5-Year ACS
2013 5 Year ACS Not Hispanic or Latino and:
Kern County, CA Total Percent
White Alone: 323,341 79.07%
Black or African American alone: 44,616 10.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone: 5,307 1.3%
Asian Alone: 33,509 8.19%
Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone: 917 .22%
Some other race alone: 1,231 0.3%

Contact Us with questions or to request your program’s demographic report. The 2012 version of your program’s report is offered free of charge to demonstrate our capabilities.

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