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Ridgecrest is a city in Kern County, in the Bakersfield metro area.

The latitude of Ridgecrest is 35.622N. The longitude is -117.67W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,290 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,635.


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Median household income
Local
$44,971
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ridgecrest demographic reports
Ridgecrest is in the Indian Wells Valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Crumville
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 119. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.6 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Desert Empire Fair - Oct. 11-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ridgecrest web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Maturango Museum
Colleges and universities: Cerro Coso Community College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ridgecrest demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kern County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bakersfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93555 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Ridgecrest residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ridgecrest ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ridgecrest was $21,312, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

24% of Ridgecrest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ridgecrest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $418.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $853.


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Libraries in Ridgecrest include Ridgecrest Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ridgecrest include Ridgecrest Daily Independent

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Politics

Kern County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ridgecrest political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Ridgecrest workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ridgecrest between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Ridgecrest include Best Western, Carriage Inn Ridgecrest, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Heritage Inn, Motel 6 Ridgecrest, Quality Inn Ridgecrest, Rodeway Inn, Vagabond Inn Ridgecrest.

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