|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Ridgecrest is 28,105. Ridgecrest, California is the 1,387th largest city in the US.
Ridgecrest is located entirely in Kern County.
The peak population of Ridgecrest was in 1990, when its population was 28,341. In 1990, Ridgecrest was the 982nd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,387th largest city in the US. Ridgecrest is currently 0.8% smaller than it was in 1990.
Ridgecrest has grown 12.7% since the 2000. Ridgecrest, California's growth is about average. 44% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Ridgecrest has a population density of 1,329.9 people per square mile.
|1352||East Palo Alto||28,847||-3.7%|
|1384||Maple Valley, Washington||28,153||98.1%|
|1386||Glen Cove, New York||28,131||5.5%|
|1388||Prior Lake, Minnesota||28,086||71.9%|
|1391||Maryland Heights, Missouri||28,024||3.2%|
The total voting age population of Ridgecrest, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 20,488. The voting age population is 50.5% male and 49.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 13.5% of the residents of Ridgecrest are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Ridgecrest are 77.1% White, 6.7% Other, 5.9% Asian, 4.8% Two or more races, 4.3% Black, 0.9% American Indian and 0.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 21.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Ridgecrest, 12.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 13.6%. On a per-household basis, 9.2% of families are below the poverty line in Ridgecrest.
Among those aged 16 and older, 61.5% of Ridgecrest residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 89.9% of Ridgecrest residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 28.4% have a bachelor's degree and 8.5% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Ridgecrest residents aged 5 and older, 18.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 13.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Ridgecrest is 7.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Ridgecrest, 39.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Ridgecrest is $69,577.
In Ridgecrest, 63.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 36.8% of housing units in Ridgecrest.
Of all the housing units in Ridgecrest, 1.5% of them were build before 1940.
In Ridgecrest, 8.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,000 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Ridgecrest is $879.
In Ridgecrest, 83.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.