Kern County, California

The population data for Kern County come from three sources. Population counts for 1990 are from the 1990 Decennial Census (SF1 files). The population counts for 2000 are from the U.S. Census Bureau's population estimates program (http://www.census.gov/popest/). Those estimates are the April 1, 2000, base for the vintage 2009 county population estimates, which may differ slightly from the 2000 Decennial Census counts because of post-enumeration corrections. Population counts for 2010 are tabulated from P.L. 94-171 Summary Files released by the Census Bureau beginning in February 2011 (http://www.census.gov/rdo/data/2010_census_redistricting_data_pl_94-171_summary_files.html).

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  1990 2000 2011
Hispanic Population Rank 151,995 27 254,036 25 425,529 22
Total County Population 543,477 661,645 851,710
Hispanics as Percent of County Population Rank 38% 114 50% 88
  Change
from 1990
Change
from 2000
Hispanic Population Change Rank   102,041 22 12,496 18
Percent Change in Hispanic Population Rank   67% 2,014 3% 2,345