Bakersfield is the ninth largest city in California, having a metropolitan population of 917,673 people. The current median household income for Bakersfield is $58,217. Bakersfield is largely an agricultural and energy producing region sitting at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. The Kern River, which travels through the city, the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains, Tehachapi Mountains and the Sequoia National Forest together offer many types of outdoor activities and sights to explore. Bakersfield features many historic buildings, several of which are noted in the National Register of Historic Places. Bakersfield also puts on multiple cultural festivals honoring the diverse members of their community, including an annual Greek Festival, Basque Festival, and Scottish Games. The greater Bakersfield metro area is hosts multiple major employers, including Bolthouse Farms, Grimmway Farms, Chevron, The Giumarra Companies, Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield, Aera Energy and many others!