The county of Kern is located in California and was founded in 1866. There are 839,631 residents in Kern who have access to courthouses in Bakersfield, Delano, Lake Isabella, Lamont, Mojave, Ridgecrest, Shafter, Taft. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. California is part of the 9th federal circuit court as well.
There are 347,483 residents in Bakersfield, which is 151.1 square miles and 404ft above sea level.
There are 53,041 residents in Delano, which is 14.4 square miles and 315ft above sea level. It was settled in 1869 and is governed by a local government.
There are 3,466 residents in Lake Isabella, which is 22.1 square miles and 2,513ft above sea level.
There are 4,238 residents in Mojave, which is 58.4 square miles and 2,762ft above sea level.
There are 27,616 residents in Ridgecrest, which is 21.5 square miles and 2,290ft above sea level. It was settled in November 29, 1963 and is governed by a local government.
There are 16,988 residents in Shafter, which is 28.0 square miles and 348ft above sea level. It was settled in January 20, 1938 and is governed by a local government.