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Welcome to Ridgecrest ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Ridgecrest has a population of 28,973 people<2> (see below for details).
Ridgecrest was established in 1912 and was incorporated November 29, 1963.
The community of Ridgecrest is 2,280 feet [695 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Ridgecrest is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Ridgecrest lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Ridgecrest: (760) & (442)<4>
The ZIP codes for Ridgecrest: 93555-93556<5>
Websites for Ridgecrest ...
Official Website: www.ci.ridgecrest.ca.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.ridgecrestchamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ridgecrest had an population of 28,973 people. This is an increase of 4.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.23% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ridgecrest had a population of 27,616 people. This makes Ridgecrest the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Ridgecrest represents 0.07% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 248th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 27,616 people, the population of Ridgecrest increased 10.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 24,927 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ridgecrest.
Communities Also Named Ridgecrest ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Ridgecrest - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana (2), Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (5), Utah, Virginia (2) and Washington.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ridgecrest.
Communities near Ridgecrest ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ridgecrest.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ridgecrest. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ridgecrest.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ridgecrest. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ridgecrest.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgecrest. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ridgecrest.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgecrest ...
Looking for more information about Ridgecrest? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Ridgecrest, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ridgecrest.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Ridgecrest: www.ci.ridgecrest.ca.us/
The official website for Kern County: www.co.kern.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 20 Sep 2020