Greenacres, California

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Not to be confused with Green Acres, California. ‹See Tfd›
census-designated place
Greenacres is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°23′00″N 119°06′35″W / 35.38333°N 119.10972°W / 35.38333; -119.10972Coordinates: 35°23′00″N 119°06′35″W / 35.38333°N 119.10972°W / 35.38333; -119.10972
Country  United States
State  California
County Kern County
 • Total 1.992 sq mi (5.160 km2)
 • Land 1.992 sq mi (5.160 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 381 ft (116 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,566
 • Density 2,800/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature IDs 1652714; 2628814
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greenacres, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greenacres, California

Greenacres (formerly, Green Acres) is a census-designated place[3] in Kern County, California.[2] It is located 6.25 miles (10 km) west of Bakersfield,[4] at an elevation of 381 feet (116 m).[2] The population was 5,566 at the 2010 census.

Greenacres was founded in 1930.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Greenacres covers 1.992 square miles (5.160 km2), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Greenacres had a population of 5,566. The population density was 2,793.5 people per square mile (1,078.6/km²). The racial makeup of Greenacres was 4,612 (82.9%) White, 49 (0.9%) African American, 116 (2.1%) Native American, 70 (1.3%) Asian, 8 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 511 (9.2%) from other races, and 200 (3.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,119 persons (20.1%).

The Census reported that 5,563 people (99.9% of the population) lived in households, 3 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,940 households, out of which 713 (36.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,087 (56.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 253 (13.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 124 (6.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 104 (5.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 20 (1.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 376 households (19.4%) were made up of individuals and 155 (8.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87. There were 1,464 families (75.5% of all households); the average family size was 3.27.

The population was spread out with 1,401 people (25.2%) under the age of 18, 541 people (9.7%) aged 18 to 24, 1,337 people (24.0%) aged 25 to 44, 1,558 people (28.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 729 people (13.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.9 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

There were 2,062 housing units at an average density of 1,034.9 per square mile (399.6/km²), of which 1,455 (75.0%) were owner-occupied, and 485 (25.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.3%. 4,059 people (72.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,504 people (27.0%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greenacres, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greenacres, California
  4. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1042. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  5. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.