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Overview

Introduction to McFarland, California

McFarland, California, in Kern county, is 24 miles NW of Bakersfield, California and 80 miles SE of Fresno, California. The city is included in the Bakersfield metropolitan area.

McFarland History

McFarland was founded by J.B. McFarland. The first European to visit the area was Commander Don Pedro Fages. It became a part of the United States in 1848.

McFarland and Nearby Attractions

  • Wasco Historical Museum.
  • Shafter Depot Museum.
  • Kern National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.
  • Kern County Museum.
  • Pixley National Wildlife Refuge.

Things To Do In McFarland

The Shafter Depot Museum, the Wasco Historical Museum, the Kern County Museum and the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park are popular local museums. The Kern National Wildlife Refuge and the Pixley National Wildlife Refuge are accessible from McFarland as well. McFarland Park is the local park.

McFarland Transportation

Air transportation is available from Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

McFarland Higher Education

Bakersfield College, Porterville College and California State University-Bakersfield are some of the local colleges and universities.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mcfarland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NW of Bakersfield, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles SE of Fresno, California
County Kern
Metro Area Bakersfield
Standard Zip Codes 93250
Phone Area Codes 661
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.678
Longitude -119.228

Mcfarland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WASCO
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 57 F
Apr Temp 47 to 78 F
Jul Temp 63 to 99 F
Oct Temp 49 to 82 F
Annual Precip 7.3 inches
Station KERN RIVER PH 1
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 79 F
Jul Temp 75 to 101 F
Oct Temp 62 to 84 F
Annual Precip 10.7 inches
Station PORTERVILLE
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 67 to 98 F
Oct Temp 53 to 83 F
Annual Precip 11.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bakersfield 363,612 $62,272
Delano 52,807 $36,121
Shafter 17,513 $42,538
Wasco 25,973 $41,234

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Mcfarland High Schools

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MCFARLAND HIGH
259 SHERWOOD AVE.
661-792-3126
A Title I School.
Serves 659 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

MCFARLAND INDEPENDENT (ALTER.)
599 FIFTH ST.
661-792-3178
A Non-traditional School
Serves 111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.8

SAN JOAQUIN HIGH (CONT.)
599 5TH ST.
661-792-3178
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 60 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

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