Ridgecrest employment information

IndexRidgecrestCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$28,095$31,458$29,829
Median household income$59,780$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$75,608$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$39,207$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$50,629$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$23,715$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.1%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level16.0%15.8%15.1%
The Ridgecrest, CA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Ridgecrest is $28,095, which is 11% lower than than the California average and 6% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $59,780, which is 6% lower than than the California average and 8% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Ridgecrest is 6%, which is 30% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Ridgecrest is 16% which is 6% higher than than the national average.

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$39,849$59,780$119,560
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$42,517$63,783$127,566
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  • The income per capita in Ridgecrest is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Ridgecrest is 8% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Ridgecrest is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Ridgecrest is 6% higher than the national average.

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Ridgecrest median earnings by income bracket

Ridgecrest employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.6%0.4%
Manufacturing sector5.4%3.0%
Financial & insurance services0.7%3.8%
Wholesale & retail services9.2%10.0%
Public administration24.6%19.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.2%2.8%
Education, health & social services7.4%31.8%
Other39.5%29.2%

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Inyokern, CA875$56,8213%
China Lake Acres, CA2,090$38,22931%
Pearsonville, CA27$0100%
Ridgecrest, CA28,604$59,7808%

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Kingman, AZ28,586$42,64623%
Elmira, NY28,583$29,95546%
West Springfield Town, MA28,575$50,6498%
Jacksonville, AR28,661$42,99122%
Northampton, MA28,534$61,81312%
Ridgecrest, CA28,604$59,7808%
Source: The Ridgecrest, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).