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Kern

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County Overview

An overview of the racial disparity level and how the county ranks statewide and across key issues.

Key Takeaways


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Kern is a low performance, low disparity, and less populous county.
Less than half of Kern county Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, African-American and White 3rd graders scored proficient or better on English standardized tests. 
Native Americans feel safest in Kern County neighborhoods when compared to all other races. 
Overall, the turnout for presidential elections in Kern County averages 70%, however, Asian turnout is 65% and Latino is 58%.
In Kern County, Blacks and Pacific Islanders are nearly 2x more likely than Asians to lack access to food stores. 
Kern County has one of the highest state disparities in median household income where Blacks ($30,926) make nearly $30,000 less than Whites ($59,592). 

Created with Sketch. Overview
Kern is a low performance, low disparity, and less populous county.
Created with Sketch. Education
Less than half of Kern county Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, African-American and White 3rd graders scored proficient or better on English standardized tests. 
Created with Sketch. Crime And Safety
Native Americans feel safest in Kern County neighborhoods when compared to all other races. 
Created with Sketch. Democracy
Overall, the turnout for presidential elections in Kern County averages 70%, however, Asian turnout is 65% and Latino is 58%.
Created with Sketch. Healthy Built Environment
In Kern County, Blacks and Pacific Islanders are nearly 2x more likely than Asians to lack access to food stores. 
Created with Sketch. Economic Opportunities
Kern County has one of the highest state disparities in median household income where Blacks ($30,926) make nearly $30,000 less than Whites ($59,592). 
HEAT TABLE OF DISPARITY A visual snapshot of racial disparity and performance across seven key issues. Use the filters to toggle between disparity and performance.
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01 Economic Opportunity

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02 Health Care Access

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03 Education

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04 Housing

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05 Democracy

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06 Crime & Justice

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07 Healthy Built Environment

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