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Welcome to Ridgecrest ...

The city of Ridgecrest is located in Kern County<1>.

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.

  • China Lake Acres [Kern County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for China Lake Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for China Lake Acres
    • China Lake Acres [Kern County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the west of Ridgecrest
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on China Lake Acres
  • Inyokern [Kern County]
  • Armistead [Kern County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armistead
    • Armistead [Kern County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Ridgecrest
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armistead
  • Garlock [Kern County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garlock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garlock
    • Garlock [Kern County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garlock
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Johannesburg [Kern County]
    • Pearsonville [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearsonville
      • Pearsonville [Inyo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearsonville
    • Randsburg [Kern County]
    • Searles Valley [San Bernardino County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Searles Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Searles Valley
      • Searles Valley [San Bernardino County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Searles Valley
    • Linnie [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linnie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linnie
      • Linnie [Inyo County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
    • Red Mountain [San Bernardino County]

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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About Kern County

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Kern, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ridgecrest.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgecrest - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ridgecrest). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ridgecrest or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Ridgecrest includes: 93555 & 93556.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgecrest) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ridgecrest. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ridgecrest

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgecrest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6224, Longitude: -117.6700    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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