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Edison (formerly, Wade) is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. It is located 7.5 miles (12 km) east-southeast of Bakersfield, at an elevation of 568 feet (173 m). In 1902, the Edison Electric Company built a substation on the site. The Southern Pacific Railroad arrived at Wade in 1903, and changed the name to Edison. In 1928 oil was found nearby, and the Edison Oil Field gradually developed, peaking in the 1950s. The community is within the administrative boundaries of the oilfield, and active wells surround the town. The Edison post office opened in 1903, closed in 1929, and re-opened in 1946.

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Facts and Stats for Edison*

  • Pollution Statistics in Edison

    Know the pollution level of Edison before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 64.47 (High)
    • Water Pollution 77.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 71.15 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 56.82 (Moderate)
  • Edison: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Edison for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Edison.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.93 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 48.21 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60.71 (High)
    • Attacks 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 83.93 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.64 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35.71 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.29 (High)
  • Living in Edison - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Edison is 153.06 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 45.85 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 78.26 (High)
    • Pollution Index 70.52 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.8 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.3 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 58.8 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.81 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 120.45 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Edison

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Edison

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.88 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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