Ridgecrest demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,37023291
Median age35.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%46%43%
Speak English81%56%79%
Speak Spanish12%29%13%
Ridgecrest, CA has a population of 28,604 and is the 1,497th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,370 per sq mi which is 489% higher than the California average and 1412% higher than the national average. The median age in Ridgecrest is 35 which is approximately 3% lower than the California average of 36. In Ridgecrest, 58% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 81% speak English and 12% speak Spanish. 54% of Ridgecrest residents were born in California, 33% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 11% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Ridgecrest is 489% higher than California.
  • The median age in Ridgecrest is 3% lower than California.
  • In Ridgecrest 74.62% of the population is White.
  • In Ridgecrest 5.65% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Ridgecrest 4.94% of the population is Asian.

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Ridgecrest population breakdown by race

Black or African American5.65%5.85%12.63%
American Indian1.21%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.45%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race5.38%4.62%3.06%
Other race7.75%13.28%4.75%
In Ridgecrest, 19.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Ridgecrest, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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