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).