Bakersfield population rises by over 1 percent

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The number of people living in Bakersfield continues to grow. The Department of Finance released population estimates for California cities Monday.

The report says as of January, Bakersfield had nearly 387,000 people.

They city’s population grew more than 1 percent over the last year. The state average for population growth was .78 percent.

The new numbers mean Bakersfield is still the ninth largest city in the state.

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