Bakersfield is a city of Kern County, California, United States. It covers roughly 142 square miles near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Valley region. Bakersfield is home to a large population of off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts, and offers many recreational areas devoted to the pastime. Bakersfield's population is approximately 380,000 making it the ninth-most populous city in California! Kern County is the most productive oil-producing county in the United States, so you know they’ve got that gas. If you need some cannabis in Bakersfield, be sure to stop at one of the local dispensaries.