Ridgecrest, California 

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Population

28,728

+4.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Median Income

$61,480

Median Home Price

$193,800

Best Places to Live in Ridgecrest, California

Mid-sized city - South-central California, at the southern end of the Central Valley. April, October and May are the most pleasant months in Ridgecrest, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Cost of living
Low rainfall
Mild winters
Cons
Air quality
High unemployment
Summer heat
 $231,000 
336 E Upjohn Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1753 SqFt
 $169,000 
931 W Sullivan Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1108 SqFt
 $349,000 
900 Carolyn St
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2088 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Bakersfield Metro Area

Bakersfield is a quiet agricultural and industrial town located in one of the driest inhabited areas of California. Irrigated agriculture, mostly cotton, orchard crops and grapes lies to the north, and a large oil industry supported by nearby fields operates in and around the city. There isn’t much to do. But the area is becoming a refuge for southern Californians looking to escape the high costs and bustle of the LA Basin, which starts about 80 miles and across a mountain range south. The area is also picking up businesses looking for an inexpensive location with southern California access; thus the economy is improving after years of malaise.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Ridgecrest
Zip Codes: 93555
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 492 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Ridgecrest is 3.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ridgecrest jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Ridgecrest's cost of living is 4.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Ridgecrest's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
April, October and May are the most pleasant months in Ridgecrest, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Kern county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Ridgecrest's population is 28,728 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Ridgecrest is $193,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.1%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Ridgecrest public schools spend $10,538 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.4 students per teacher in Ridgecrest. More Education



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Housing Market in Ridgecrest

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Reviews for Ridgecrest   6 Reviews
Guns, beer and 4 wheel drive - 4/4/2018
Ridgecrest and Kern County are red state bastions in a land of blue voting counties. If you want a concealed weapons permit, you'll get it. Want to own any firearm... Read More

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It's a dry heat! - 2/27/2012
The hardest thing to get used to in Ridgecrest is the weather. It can get quite windy. And hot. 115 hot. But it's a dry heat! It does cool off in the evening, and it... Read More

Intolerance - 8/26/2009
While Ridgecrest's "religiosity index" is no greater that that of the United States, on average, it seems to have more of its share of religious extremists. I will... Read More


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