Ridgecrest, CA 93555 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 93555: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Not Acceptable, USPS
China Lake, CA 93555
China Lake Nwc, CA 93555

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 804
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,390
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 422
  • County: Kern County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.622, Longitude -117.691
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 93555 has segments in 2 Counties (Kern, San Bernardino).

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Ridgecrest, CA 93555 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 33,421
Population in Households 33,249
Population in Familes 26,922
Population in Group Qrtrs 172
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 12,998
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 8,662
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,083 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,915 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,575 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $189,389
Average Home Value $208,908


Median Household Income $58,332
Average Household Income $75,042
Per Capita Income $29,353
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.63%
Households 0.19% 0.49%
Families 0.12% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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 93555 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 93555 to the other 1,756 ZIP Codes 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 # 510 71st
Population Density1 # 1412 20th
Diversity Index2 # 1066 40th
Median Household Income # 820 53rd
Per Capita Income # 851 52nd

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