Ridgecrest, California Population 2021

29,217
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Ridgecrest is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 29,217, it is the 249th largest city in California and the 1323rd largest city in the United States. Ridgecrest is currently growing at a rate of 0.42% annually and its population has increased by 5.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,616 in 2010. Ridgecrest reached it's highest population of 29,217 in 2021. Spanning over 22 miles, Ridgecrest has a population density of 1,399 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ridgecrest is $83,173 with a poverty rate of 12.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $879 per month, and the median house value is $180,300. The median age in Ridgecrest is 36 years, 35.1 years for males, and 36.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.4 males.

Ridgecrest Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ridgecrest was:

  • White: 77.13%
  • Other race: 6.69%
  • Asian: 5.94%
  • Two or more races: 4.75%
  • Black or African American: 4.29%
  • Native American: 0.95%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.26%
The current population of Ridgecrest, California is 29,217, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,851.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,616.

Ridgecrest, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,17877.13%
Some Other Race1,9236.69%
Asian1,7095.94%
Two or More Races1,3664.75%
Black or African American1,2334.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native2720.95%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander740.26%
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Ridgecrest Population by Race

Ridgecrest Population Pyramid 2021

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Ridgecrest Median Age

36


Total

35.1


Male

36.7


Female

Ridgecrest Adults

There are 21,133 adults, (3,896 of whom are seniors) in Ridgecrest.

Ridgecrest Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ridgecrest Sex Ratio

Female

14,424

50.16%

Male

14,331

49.84%

Ridgecrest Population by Age

Ridgecrest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ridgecrest Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79%21%
All63.2%36.8%
Male53.4%46.6%
Female50.6%49.4%
Non Family49%51%

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ridgecrest Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9742.663.2
Married5,0293.3579
Non Family4,1411.3349
Female1,3403.5250.6
Male4643.1953.4

3.29

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Ridgecrest Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5152.72%
9th to 12th Grade1,3887.34%
High School Graduate4,33522.94%
Some College4,91225.99%
Associates Degree2,38912.64%
Bachelors Degree3,75219.85%
Graduate Degree1,6098.51%
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Ridgecrest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ridgecrest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,28912,4664,225
Hispanic3,1222,390454
Other Race1,111698103
Asian1,097927407
Black790682121
Multiple Races597481147
Native American17017031
Islander444

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Ridgecrest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,954$61,971$32,747
Less Than High School$23,094$25,873$16,172
High School Grad$31,091$46,585$24,101
Some College$41,160$56,324$28,491
Bachelors Degree$73,049$88,063$56,042
Graduate Degree$83,295$105,000$72,891

$44,954

Average Earnings

$61,971

Average Male

$32,747

Average Female

Ridgecrest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ridgecrest Language by Age

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Ridgecrest Language

81.28% of Ridgecrest residents speak only English, while 18.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.18% of the population.

Ridgecrest Language

Ridgecrest Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,4401,93410.49%
Hispanic6,0941,07317.61%
Black1,22347438.76%
Other1,84340922.19%
Multiple1,31613910.56%
Asian1,703965.64%
Islander741418.92%

12.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.95%

Male Poverty Rate

13.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ridgecrest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ridgecrest is Black, with 38.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ridgecrest is Asian, with 5.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.34%.

Ridgecrest Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.77%
High School20.05%
Some College11.31%
Bachelors or Greater2.92%

Ridgecrest Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.00%
Female Unemployed26.35%
Female Employed8.33%
Male Employed4.52%

Ridgecrest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ridgecrest Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,577$83,173
Families$84,723$97,328
Married Families$97,030-
Non Families$44,693$57,205
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Income by Household Type

Ridgecrest Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

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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3,062

Number of Veterans

2,630

Male Veterans

432

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,231
First Gulf War1,052
Vietnam812
Korea299
World War II84

Ridgecrest Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,131
65 to 74527
55 to 64488
75+487
18 to 34429

Ridgecrest Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,48715.34%
Hispanic64317.42%
Other24017.20%
Black18019.13%
2 or More13617.99%
Asian191.39%

Ridgecrest Veterans by Race

Ridgecrest Veterans by Education

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8.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ridgecrest Veterans by Education

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61.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

7.5%

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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60.97%

Born in California

91.28%

Native Born

8.72%

Foreign Born

2.43%

Non Citizen

6.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.28% of Ridgecrest residents were born in the United States, with 60.97% having been born in California. 2.43% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202129,2171220.42%
202029,0951220.42%
201928,9731220.42%
201828,8511520.53%
201728,699950.33%
201628,604-12-0.04%
201528,616250.09%
201428,591220.08%
201328,5692941.04%
201228,2753711.33%
201127,9042200.79%
201027,6842,7571.05%
200024,927-2,798-1.06%
199027,72511,7965.70%
198015,9298,3007.64%
19707,6292,5304.11%
19605,0993,0719.66%
19502,0280.00%

Ridgecrest Population by Year