Ridgecrest, California

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Population in 2017: 28,880 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.9%
 
Males: 14,939  (51.7%)
Females: 13,941  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

35.8 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93555.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,631 (it was $44,971 in 2000)
Ridgecrest:

$59,631
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,935 (it was $21,312 in 2000)

Ridgecrest city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $182,928 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Ridgecrest:

$182,928
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $255,674; detached houses: $264,240; townhouses or other attached units: $217,353; in 2-unit structures: $210,855; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $203,291; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,150; mobile homes: $167,307; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $60,537

Median gross rent in 2017: $878.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ridgecrest: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.0%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.5% for Black residents, 21.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.8% for American Indian residents, 17.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.7% for other race residents, 9.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ridgecrest, CA (2017)
    • 18,01261.7%White alone
    • 5,79819.9%Hispanic
    • 1,9346.6%Asian alone
    • 1,2984.4%Black alone
    • 1,2534.3%Two or more races
    • 3031.0%American Indian alone

Races in Ridgecrest detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Ridgecrest, California as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ridgecrest is 605 to 1.


Crime rates in Ridgecrest by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(11.6)
2
(7.2)
2
(7.1)
4
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(23.1)
20
(76.3)
23
(87.3)
19
(74.4)
15
(58.3)
12
(46.2)
12
(42.9)
4
(14.1)
9
(31.5)
9
(31.2)
15
(51.7)
24
(82.8)
19
(65.8)
31
(106.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(53.8)
16
(61.1)
16
(60.7)
13
(50.9)
10
(38.9)
12
(46.2)
14
(50.1)
16
(56.6)
24
(84.1)
13
(45.1)
19
(65.5)
21
(72.4)
13
(45.0)
15
(51.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
81
(311.2)
111
(423.5)
113
(428.8)
89
(348.5)
141
(548.2)
103
(396.6)
88
(314.9)
86
(304.2)
117
(410.0)
96
(333.0)
101
(348.4)
104
(358.6)
123
(426.0)
124
(426.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
217
(833.8)
240
(915.8)
221
(838.7)
155
(606.9)
170
(661.0)
210
(808.5)
192
(687.2)
234
(827.6)
212
(742.9)
139
(482.1)
160
(551.9)
176
(606.8)
136
(471.0)
123
(423.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
414
(1,591)
507
(1,935)
359
(1,362)
342
(1,339)
335
(1,303)
348
(1,340)
292
(1,045)
327
(1,157)
313
(1,097)
272
(943.5)
372
(1,283)
317
(1,093)
309
(1,070)
316
(1,088)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
65
(249.8)
45
(171.7)
41
(155.6)
56
(219.3)
43
(167.2)
53
(204.1)
37
(132.4)
41
(145.0)
45
(157.7)
59
(204.6)
51
(175.9)
72
(248.3)
73
(252.8)
61
(209.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
13
(50.0)
8
(30.5)
4
(15.2)
13
(50.9)
23
(89.4)
21
(80.9)
15
(53.7)
12
(42.4)
11
(38.5)
5
(17.3)
8
(27.6)
8
(27.6)
9
(31.2)
13
(44.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)238.8319.3299.5265.9279.7279.8227.2219.1269.0193.0241.7265.7247.4283.0

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City-data.com crime index in Ridgecrest, CA

Crime rate in Ridgecrest detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 50 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: American (8.5%), German (5.4%), English (5.1%), European (4.8%), Irish (3.9%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2289 feet

Land area: 21.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,367 people per square mile   (low).

Ridgecrest, California map

3,031 residents are foreign born (4.8% Latin America, 2.1% Asia).

This city:

10.4%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,812 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,372 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Kern, CA (34.9 miles , pop. 69,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (78.5 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (113.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

China Lake Acres, CA (2.3 miles ),
Inyokern, CA (2.8 miles ),
Red Mountain-Trona, CA (3.6 miles ),
Pearsonville, CA (4.2 miles),
Johannesburg, CA (4.2 miles),
Randsburg, CA (4.2 miles),
Searles Valley, CA (4.4 miles ),
Trona, CA (4.4 miles)

Latitude: 35.62 N, Longitude: 117.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,124 (+3.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,540 (77.1%)

Area code: 760

Distribution of median household income in Ridgecrest, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ridgecrest, CA in 2017

Property values in Ridgecrest, CA

Ridgecrest satellite photo by USGS

Ridgecrest tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Ridgecrest, CA
Historical housing units in Ridgecrest, CA
Most common industries in Ridgecrest, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (23.2%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Chemicals (2.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (27.7%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Chemicals (4.8%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (17.9%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Ridgecrest, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Engineers (8.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Engineers (13.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Computer specialists (4.7%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Child care workers (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Ridgecrest, California

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Ridgecrest, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 80.1. This is about average.

City:

80.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.52. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.52
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.706. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.706
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 39.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.35
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Ridgecrest-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 842% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from Ridgecrest center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 118.7 miles away from Ridgecrest center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 103.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 195.7 miles away from Ridgecrest center
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 104.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 337.6 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kern County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 12, Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgecrest topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ridgecrest:

  • INDIAN WELLS VALLEY SURGERY CENTER (1111 NORTH CHINA LAKE BLVD)
  • RIDGECREST REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1081 NORTH CHINA LAKE BLVD)
  • RIDGECREST HEALTHCARE CENTER (1131 N. CHINA LAKE BLVD.)
  • INDIAN WELLS VALLEY (212 S. RICHMOND ROAD)
  • RIDGECREST REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY (1653 TRIANGLE DRIVE)
  • SANDERSON'S HOME HEALTH AGENCY (720 NORTH NORMA STREET, SUITE E)

Heliports and other landing facilities located in Ridgecrest:

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College/University in Ridgecrest:

  • Cerro Coso Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,420; Location: 3000 College Heights Blvd; Public; Website: cerrocoso.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Ridgecrest:

  • Barstow Community College (about 64 miles; Barstow, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,120)
  • Antelope Valley College (about 72 miles; Lancaster, CA; FT enrollment: 9,206)
  • Bakersfield College (about 75 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 10,325)
  • Porterville College (about 81 miles; Porterville, CA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 83 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)
  • Victor Valley College (about 83 miles; Victorville, CA; FT enrollment: 7,630)
  • College of the Canyons (about 99 miles; Santa Clarita, CA; FT enrollment: 11,307)

Public high schools in Ridgecrest:

Private high schools in Ridgecrest:

  • IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 182, Location: 201 W GRAAF AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 9, Location: 740 W UPJOHN AVE, Grades: 3-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ridgecrest:

Private elementary/middle schools in Ridgecrest:

  • HERITAGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 118, Location: 934 N HERITAGE DR, Grades: PK-2)
  • ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 23, Location: 555 W LAS FLORES AVE, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Ridgecrest

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private K-12, Immanuel Christian School, Accredited
  • Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 was born in Ridgecrest, California on March 15 1972

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ridgecrest: Desert Empire Fairgrounds (A), North Gate (B), South Gate (C), China Lake Golf Club (D), China Lake Naval Air Weapons Fire Department Station 2 (E), China Lake Naval Air Weapons Fire Department Station 4 (F), China Lake Naval Air Weapons Fire Department Station 3 (G), China Lake Naval Air Weapons Fire Department Station 1 (H), Ridgecrest City Hall (I), Ridgecrest Branch Kern County Library (J), Maturango Museum (K), Kern County Administration Building (L), Kern County Fire Department Station 77 Ridgecrest Heights (M), Kern County Fire Department Station 74 Ridgecrest (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Tivoli Centre Shopping Center (1), Sierra Vista Shopping Center (2), Ridgecrest Plaza Shopping Center (3), Heritage Square Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ridgecrest include: Desert Christian Center (A), Family Bible Church (B), First Baptist Church of Ridgecrest (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), Immanuel Southern Baptist Church (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (F), New Beginnings Baptist Fellowship Church (G), Our Saviors Lutheran Church (H), Ridgecrest Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Satellite Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ridgecrest include: Desert Memorial Park (1), Hellmers Park (2), Kern County Regional Park (3), Stauffer Park (4), Pearson Park (5), Upjohn Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Jornales Studio (Art Museums; 301 S China Lake Blvd # D) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Heritage Inn And Suites (1050 N. Norma) (1), Aloha Motel (706 Balsam St) (2), Best Western China Lake Inn (400 South China Lake Boulevard) (3), Budget Inn (831 North China Lake Bl) (4), Bevlen Haus Bed & Breakfast (809 North Sanders Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Kern County - Superior Court- East Kern Division- Ridgecrest (132 East Coso Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Mark Hoppus - Musician, J. D. Martin - Baseball player, Jennifer O'Dell - Film actor, Brett Battles - Crime fiction writer, Lacy Barnes-Mileham - Athletics competitor, Rory O'Neil - College basketball player (USC Trojans).

Kern County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ridgecrest and their reported violations in the past:

CHINA LAKE ACRES MUTUAL WATER COMPANY (Population served: 59, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
IDYLWILDE TRACT ASSOCIATION (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ridgecrest that have no violations reported:

  • COSO JUNCTION RANCH STORE (Population served: 1,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PANAMINT SPRINGS RESORT (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • PEARSONVILLE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.5%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.9%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Ridgecrest in 2010:

  • 100 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 87 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Ridgecrest in 2000:

  • 187 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 87 people in nursing homes
  • 33 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in state prisons

Banks with branches in Ridgecrest (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Ridgecrest Branch at 101 West Ridgecrest Boulevard, branch established on 1955/06/29. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Union Bank, National Association: Ridgecrest Branch at 144 North China Lake Boulevard, branch established on 1972/12/15. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Mojave Desert Bank, National Association: Ridgecrest Branch at 1450 North Norma, branch established on 1984/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $105.1 mil, Deposits: $96.0 mil, headquarters in Mojave, CA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Ridgecrest:

Marital status in Ridgecrest, CA
  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

For population 25 years and over in Ridgecrest:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ridgecrest
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Ridgecrest:

(Ridgecrest, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Ridgecrest, CA (based on Kern County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic245,83630
Evangelical Protestant114,724436
Other30,68783
Mainline Protestant7,45938
Black Protestant4,02625
Orthodox4503
None436,449-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 190
This county:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Kern County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 63
Kern County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 165
Kern County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 362
This county:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kern County:

8.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kern County:

29.4%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kern County:

15.9%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ridgecrest:

49.2%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ridgecrest:

46.5%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.0%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.4%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ridgecrest:

34.5%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Ridgecrest:

55.7%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.6%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ridgecrest, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 32$216,276$81,1040$0
Police - Other 16$70,629$52,9721$1,568
Parks and Recreation 12$47,919$47,91910$7,859
Streets and Highways 11$56,690$61,8440$0
Transit 8$26,837$40,2560$0
Financial Administration 6$34,350$68,7000$0
Sewerage 5$26,722$64,1330$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$26,735$80,2050$0
Other Government Administration 4$34,556$103,66810$7,118
Other and Unallocable 2$11,054$66,3240$0
Totals for Government 100$551,768$66,21221$16,545

Ridgecrest government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $2,750,000 ($95.22)
    Regular Highways: $730,000 ($25.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $220,000 ($7.62)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,349,000 ($219.84)
    Central Staff Services: $2,110,000 ($73.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,610,000 ($55.75)
    Regular Highways: $1,313,000 ($45.46)
    Sewerage: $1,040,000 ($36.01)
    Financial Administration: $737,000 ($25.52)
    Transit Utilities: $708,000 ($24.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $694,000 ($24.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $523,000 ($18.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $321,000 ($11.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $161,000 ($5.57)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($1.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,530,000 ($52.98)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $466,000 ($16.14)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $255,000 ($8.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,663,000 ($230.71)

Ridgecrest government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,036,000 ($70.50)
    Other: $896,000 ($31.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $290,000 ($10.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $243,000 ($8.41)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $63,000 ($2.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $38,000 ($1.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,150,000 ($39.82)
    Special Assessments: $173,000 ($5.99)
    General Revenue - Other: $140,000 ($4.85)
    Rents: $135,000 ($4.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $30,000 ($1.04)
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000 ($0.76)
    Sale of Property: $9,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $213,000 ($7.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $766,000 ($26.52)
    Transit Utilities: $126,000 ($4.36)
    Other: $56,000 ($1.94)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($0.10)
  • Tax - Property: $9,722,000 ($336.63)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,518,000 ($156.44)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,151,000 ($39.85)
    Other License: $150,000 ($5.19)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $148,000 ($5.12)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $41,000 ($1.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $23,000 ($0.80)

Ridgecrest government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,446,000 ($1435.11)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,510,000 ($1402.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $936,000 ($32.41)

Ridgecrest government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $585,000 ($20.26)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,392,000 ($394.46)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,539,000 ($1542.21)

3.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,098 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($593 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.00% ($41,298 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.20% ($32,845)
from Ventura County, CA  0.14% ($44,824)


4.27% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
California average:

5.21%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($649 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.05%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.68% ($42,474 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.20% ($41,532)
to San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($53,172)
Businesses in Ridgecrest, CA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Kmart1
Albertsons2La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Best Western1Motel 61
Burger King1Penske1
Carl\s Jr.1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Curves1Rodeway Inn1
Dennys1SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx1Staples1
Ford1Starbucks2
GNC1T-Mobile1
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hilton1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul2
Jack In The Box1UPS6
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgecrest:

  • KLOA (1240 AM; 1 kW; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: ADELMAN COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KWDJ (1360 AM; 1 kW; RIDGECREST, CA)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgecrest:

  • KZIQ-FM (92.7 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: JAMES KNUDSEN & DONNA KNUDSEN)
  • K218DU (90.9 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KLOA-FM (104.9 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: ADELMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRAJ (100.9 FM; JOHANNESBURG, CA; Owner: ADELMAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KGBM (89.7 FM; RANDSBURG, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KSSI (102.7 FM; CHINA LAKE, CA; Owner: SOUND ENTERPRISES)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • K206CO (89.1 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRXV (98.1 FM; YERMO, CA; Owner: KHWY, INC.)
  • KJAT (105.3 FM; YERMO, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKZQ (100.1 FM; TEHACHAPI, CA; Owner: HIGH DESERT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KVLI-FM (104.5 FM; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. AND KATHERINE M. BOHN)
  • KCNQ (102.5 FM; KERNVILLE, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. & KATHERINE M. BOHN)
  • KCEL (106.9 FM; CALIFORNIA CITY, CA; Owner: KCEL RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgecrest:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • K43AG (Channel 43; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: KERN EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K02HY (Channel 2; RIDGECREST, ETC., CA; Owner: INDIAN WELLS VALLEY TV BOOSTER, INC.)
  • K05FO (Channel 5; RIDGECREST, ETC., CA; Owner: INDIAN WELLS VALLEY TV BOOSTER, INC.)
  • K07NH (Channel 7; RIDGECREST, ETC., CA; Owner: INDIAN WELLS VALLEY TV BOOSTER, INC.)
  • K09MG (Channel 9; RIDGECREST, ETC., CA; Owner: INDIAN WELLS VALLEY TV BOOSTER, INC.)
  • K11ML (Channel 11; RIDGECREST, ETC., CA; Owner: INDIAN WELLS VALLEY TV BOOSTER, INC.)
  • K04HX (Channel 4; RIDGECREST, ETC., CA; Owner: INDIAN WELLS VALLEY TV BOOSTER, INC.)
  • K13NF (Channel 13; RIDGECREST, ETC., CA; Owner: INDIAN WELLS VALLEY TV BOOSTER, INC.)
  • K14AT (Channel 14; CHINA LAKE, ETC., CA; Owner: INDIAN WELLS VALLEY TV BOOSTER, INC.)
  • K19CL (Channel 19; INYOKERN, CA; Owner: VICTOR A. GARCIA)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Ridgecrest fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.3mTotal length
  • 13,706Total average daily traffic
  • 1,170Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,835Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ridgecrest)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Ridgecrest, CA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 595 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ridgecrest)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Ridgecrest)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 76 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED184$170,51475$156,919271$158,06614$88,8540$026$104,68811$100,508
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$183,23611$130,70542$159,2183$155,2370$02$56,1151$173,790
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$143,79920$102,504119$163,0849$126,2261$190,62021$106,0577$91,844
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$178,92716$135,58277$167,4692$154,6751$79,5409$119,2692$51,325
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$121,9731$540,21014$169,8641$28,5200$02$177,0951$28,520

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0054.01 , 0054.02, 0054.03, 0054.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$180,0515$196,738
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$238,7354$174,315
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$211,7501$108,700
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$150,0800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$196,6200$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0054.01 , 0054.02, 0054.03, 0054.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ridgecrest, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ridgecrest, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 77. The highest number of fires - 175 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Ridgecrest, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (49.7%), and Outside Fires (36.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ridgecrest, CA
    • 53349.7%Structure Fires
    • 39036.3%Outside Fires
    • 14213.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 80.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ridgecrest, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ridgecrest, California:

  • Rodway Inn & Suites Heritage, 1050 N Norma, Ridgecrest, California 93555 , Phone: (760) 446-6543
  • Clarion Inn, 901 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, California 93555 , Phone: (760) 446-7910, Fax: (760) 446-6408
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 201 W Inyokern Rd, Ridgecrest, California 93555 , Phone: (760) 446-2551, Fax: (760) 446-5740
  • Best Western China Lake Inn, 400 S China LK Blvd, Ridgecrest, California 93555 , Phone: (760) 371-2300, Fax: (760) 375-8587
  • Quality Inn, 507 S China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, California 93555 , Phone: (760) 375-9732, Fax: (760) 375-4684
  • Springhill Suites Ridgecrest, 113 E Sydnor Ave, Ridgecrest, California 93555 , Phone: (760) 446-1630, Fax: (760) 446-1640
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Ridgecrest, 104 E Sydnor, Ridgecrest, California 93555 , Phone: (760) 446-1968, Fax: (760) 446-1541
  • Americas Best Value Inn North, 131 S China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, California 93555 , Phone: (760) 371-7454, Fax: (760) 371-7570
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ridgecrest, California
Most common first names in Ridgecrest, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert12770.6 years
William12374.3 years
Mary10877.7 years
John10873.4 years
James9970.5 years
Charles8474.2 years
Ruth5680.7 years
George5276.2 years
Margaret5078.0 years
Richard4870.9 years
Most common last names in Ridgecrest, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8773.6 years
Johnson4477.5 years
Brown3874.6 years
Davis3380.7 years
Clark3177.1 years
Miller3074.9 years
Martin2571.7 years
Baker2469.9 years
Allen2174.8 years
Williams2067.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ridgecrest, CA
  • 87.4%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Electricity
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ridgecrest, CA
  • 78.4%Utility gas
  • 19.4%Electricity
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Wood


Ridgecrest compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

Ridgecrest on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 200 householders"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Armenia (population 500+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a motorcycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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