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Ridgecrest is a city in Kern County, in the Bakersfield metro area.
The latitude of Ridgecrest is 35.622N. The longitude is -117.67W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,290 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,635.
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16% of Ridgecrest residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ridgecrest ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ridgecrest was $21,312, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Ridgecrest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Ridgecrest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $418. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $853.
Libraries in Ridgecrest include Ridgecrest Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ridgecrest include Ridgecrest Daily Independent
Kern County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ridgecrest political report.
The average commute time for Ridgecrest workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ridgecrest between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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