Ridgecrest SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9.5

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Ridgecrest, California Info Snack

Ridgecrest is a city in Kern County, California, United States. It is located along U.S. Route 395 in the Indian Wells Valley in northeastern Kern County, adjacent to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWS, or China Lake). The population was 27,616 at the 2010 census, up from 24,927 at the 2000 census. It was incorporated as a city in 1963.
Population
28,736
Unemployment
7.6%
Poverty
14.0%
Median Home
$172,400
Median Income
$65,077
Median Rent
$856

1 Reviews & Comments About Ridgecrest

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

itsthatoneguy5

Alright so I live in Ridgecrest and I'm gonna say most of my friends are loners or nerds! However the biggest problem with the area is the lack of care for anything besides the military base and is the reason why the area has such a high number of college graduates.

The city has been under corruption investigation and still are to this day to funneling funds into other areas that were meant to be used for education and reworking of the roads.

The schools there have so much potential however the teaching staff is often under staffed and in my senior year of high school some of my courses averaged to about 36 students a class.

Even when things try to happen such as a Casino being built creating jobs and bringing in visitors, the city council will try to stop it at all cost due to thinking it will cause higher rates of crime. Crime is however fairly bad considering the population side.

The town is also a hot bed of drugs in use and production. I knew a guy who sadly over dosed and died and he was younger than me and worked as a security guard on the base.

The police here don't care about the poor or lower middle class citizens.

I wish somebody would actually care, I stopped years ago when I tried to get more activities for children going so we can promote a heathy, fun and safe lifestyle and keep them out of trouble but the city cut the funding and instead used it for 3 new police cars and a armored tactical vehicle.

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Population over time in Ridgecrest

Year Population % Change
2017 28,736 0.0%
2016 28,728 0.4%
2015 28,604 0.4%
2014 28,489 0.7%
2013 28,282 1.0%
2012 27,993 0.8%
2011 27,776 0.7%
2010 27,587 0.7%
2009 27,386 -
Crime/100k Ridgecrest CA USA
Violent Crime 588.5 447.4 368.9
Murder 3.4 4.4 5.0
Robbery 51.6 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 426.8 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 1720.9 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 423.3 416.2 376.0
Larceny 1087.6 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 209.9 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Ridgecrest

White
65.4% (18,781)
African American
3.5% (1,019)
American Indian
1.0% (280)
Asian
6.9% (1,971)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
3.5% (1,001)
Hispanic
19.8% (5,684)
Race Ridgecrest CA USA
White 65.4% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 3.5% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 1.0% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 6.9% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.5% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 19.8% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Ridgecrest, California

Less than $10,000
5.8% (165,794)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.8% (137,725)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.6% (305,356)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.9% (198,848)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.7% (335,262)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.9% (513,386)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.0% (402,944)
$100,000 to $149,999
16.1% (462,756)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.8% (224,032)
$200,000 or more
4.4% (127,494)
Income Ridgecrest CA USA
Less than $10,000 5.8% 506.4% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.8% 442.4% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.6% 799.0% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.9% 789.2% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.7% 1091.8% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.9% 1593.0% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.0% 1226.0% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 16.1% 1621.4% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.8% 834.9% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 4.4% 1096.0% 697.9%

Gender in Ridgecrest

Female
49.6% (14,243)
Male
50.4% (14,493)
Gender Ridgecrest CA USA
Female 49.6% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 50.4% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Ridgecrest for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (1,149)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (2,011)
High School / GED
23.0% (6,609)
Some College
27.0% (7,758)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (2,873)
Bachelor's Degree
20.0% (5,747)
Master's Degree
7.0% (2,011)
Professional Degree
1.0% (287)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (287)
Education Ridgecrest CA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 23.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 27.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 20.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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