Ridgecrest, California 

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Population

28,780

4% Growth

Unemployment Rate

7.3%

Median Income

$61,480

Avg. Home Price

$191,000

Best Places to Live in Ridgecrest, California

Mid-sized city - South-central California, at the southern end of the Central Valley
Pros
-Cost of living
-Low rainfall
-Mild winters
Cons
-Air quality
-High unemployment
-Summer heat

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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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: California
County: Kern County
Metro Area: Bakersfield Metro Area
City: Ridgecrest
Zip Codes: 93555
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 492 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Ridgecrest is 7.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Ridgecrest jobs have decreased by 0.06%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Ridgecrest's cost of living is 1.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Ridgecrest's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Ridgecrest's population is 28,780 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.81%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Ridgecrest is $191,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.02%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Ridgecrest

It's a good time to buy in Ridgecrest. Home Appreciation is up 8.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Ridgecrest Real Estate.

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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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