Ridgecrest, California Population 2022

28,027
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Ridgecrest is a city located in Kern County California. With a 2020 population of 28,027, it is the 279th largest city in California and the 1633rd largest city in the United States. Ridgecrest is currently growing at a rate of 0.12% annually but its population has decreased by -3.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,905 in 2020. Spanning over 22 miles, Ridgecrest has a population density of 1,342 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ridgecrest is $83,173 with a poverty rate of 11.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $928 per month, and the median house value is $184,600. The median age in Ridgecrest is 36 years, 35.1 years for males, and 36.7 years for females.

Ridgecrest Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ridgecrestwas:

  • White: 78.26%
  • Two or more races: 5.90%
  • Other race: 5.68%
  • Black or African American: 4.69%
  • Asian: 4.34%
  • Native American: 0.95%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
The current population of Ridgecrest, California is 28,027 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,905.

Ridgecrest, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Ridgecrest Population by Race

Ridgecrest Population Pyramid 2022

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Ridgecrest Median Age

37.2


Total

36.8


Male

37.3


Female

Ridgecrest Adults

There are 21,794 adults, (4,119 of whom are seniors) in Ridgecrest.

Ridgecrest Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ridgecrest Sex Ratio

Female

14,622

50.59%

Male

14,283

49.41%

Ridgecrest Population by Age

Ridgecrest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ridgecrest Household Types

61.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ridgecrest Households and Families

3.18

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Ridgecrest Households by Type

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Ridgecrest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ridgecrest Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.95%.

Ridgecrest Educational Attainment by Race

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$50,091

Average Earnings

$70,524

Average Male

$34,624

Average Female

Ridgecrest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ridgecrest Language by Age

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Ridgecrest Language

84.54% of Ridgecrest residents speak only English, while 15.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.63% of the population.

Ridgecrest Language

Ridgecrest Poverty by Race

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11.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.57%

Male Poverty Rate

11.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ridgecrest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ridgecrest is Islander, with 24.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ridgecrest is Multiple, with 7.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.61%.

Ridgecrest Poverty

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Ridgecrest Poverty Rate by Education

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Ridgecrest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ridgecrest Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Ridgecrest Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Ridgecrest Married by Age and Sex

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Ridgecrest Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ridgecrest Marital Status by Race

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Ridgecrest Marital Status

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3,329

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Ridgecrest Veterans by War

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Ridgecrest Veterans by Age

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Ridgecrest Veterans by Race

Ridgecrest Veterans by Education

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5.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ridgecrest Veterans by Education

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63.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ridgecrest Employment by Age

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Ridgecrest Employment by Race

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Ridgecrest Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.36%

Born in Ridgecrest

92.77%

Native Born

7.23%

Foreign Born

2.70%

Non Citizen

4.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.77% of Ridgecrest residents were born in the United States, with 61.36% having been born in California. 2.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ridgecrest Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Ridgecrest Population by Year