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Ridgecrest, California - Basic Facts

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The City of Ridgecrest had a population of 28,122 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgecrest is located at latitude 35.6285 and longitude -117.664 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ridgecrest (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.65 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,290 feet.

The City of Ridgecrest (GNIS ID: 2410944) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ridgecrest is located within East Kern CCD of Kern County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridgecrest population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ridgecrest: Crumville.

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Ridgecrest, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,122
Population in Households 27,954
Population in Familes 22,575
Population in Group Qrtrs 168
Population Density1 1,354
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 10,852
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 7,186
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,422 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,430 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,308 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $188,936
Average Home Value $200,662


Median Household Income $57,638
Average Household Income $72,004
Per Capita Income $28,057
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.58%
Households 0.11% 0.43%
Families 0.03% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ridgecrest, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgecrest to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 274 82nd
Population Density1 # 700 54th
Diversity Index2 # 768 49th
Median Household Income # 674 56th
Per Capita Income # 746 51st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.