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Physical Features of Kern County

Mean Latitude is 35° 15' 00" North Mean Longitude is 119° 00'00" West

The lowest Point is 206 feet at the North quarter corner of Section 3, Township 25 South, Range 23 East, MDM, on the North line of the County, approximately 12 miles West of Delano (Supervisorial District 4).

The highest Point is 8755 feet at the summit of Sawmill Mountain in Section 31, Township 9 North, Range 21 West, SBM, on the south line of the the County, approximately 12 miles West of Frazier Park (Supervisorial District 4).

The center of population for the state of California is, currently, within Section 26, Township 28 South, Range 24 East, MDM. That's about 7 miles Northeast of Buttonwillow. (Supervisorial District 4)

Bakersfield Mean Elevation is 400 feet above Sea Level.

Kern County encompasses 8,171 square miles (5,229,440 acres) This is broken down into the following:

San Joaquin Valley 2374 square miles Supervisorial District 1 2547 square miles
Indian Wells Valley 259 square miles Supervisorial District 2 2843 square miles
Mojave Desert 1032 square miles Supervisorial District 3 55 square miles
San Joaquin Foothills 822 square miles Supervisorial District 4 2586 square miles
Mountains 3683 square miles Supervisorial District 5 140 square miles
Area West of Hwy 99 2754 square miles Area East of Hwy 99 5417 square miles

Page Content Updated: March 28, 2003


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