Ridgecrest, California

Ridgecrest: City in California


Ridgecrest is a city located in the county of Kern in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 27,616. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 29,135 inhabitants.

The city was created 60 years ago in 1963.

Ridgecrest locator map
Location of Ridgecrest on California map.

Quick Facts about Ridgecrest

Population : 29,135 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Kern County
Postal code : 93555–93556
Phone Area Codes : 760
Water as percent of area : 3.04%
Land as percent of area : 96.96%
Altitude : 7,513 feet / 2290 meters
Establishment : November 11, 1963 (60 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 18:47:50 (22nd February 2024)
Population growth : 5.21% (2010-2020)
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East Ridgecrest CA
East Ridgecrest  CA image


Ridgecrest is located at 35°37'21"N 117°40'15"W (35.6224600, -117.6709000).

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The population of Ridgecrest increased by 5.21% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 27,616 - census
2011 27,904 1.03% estimation process
2012 28,275 1.31% estimation process
2013 28,569 1.03% estimation process
2014 28,591 0.08% estimation process
2015 28,616 0.09% estimation process
2016 28,604 -0.04% estimation process
2017 28,699 0.33% estimation process
2018 28,851 0.53% estimation process
2019 28,973 0.42% estimation process
2020 29,135 0.56% estimation process

Ridgecrest zip code is 93555. County name: Kern, County fips: 06029

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People born in Ridgecrest (8)

People born in Ridgecrest, including actress Jennifer O'Dell, baseball player J. D. Martin, track and field athlete Jerome Davis, .


  • Brett Battles (American writer) he was born in 31/03/1962
  • Dante (American comedian) he was born in 02/10/1970
  • Mark Teppo (American writer) he was born in 21/05/1968
  • Jason Monks (American congressman in Idaho)
  • Mark Hoppus (that guy from that band) he was born in 15/03/1972

Schools in Ridgecrest

College & universities near Ridgecrest, CA

Code Name City ZIP
111896 Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest (CA) 93555-9571

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Ridgecrest, CA

Code Name Address Type
MOJ Mojave, California 15900 Sierra Highway BUS
TEH Tehachapi, California Westside of Mullbery Street BUS
BAR Barstow Harvey House 685 North First Avenue RAIL
BBS Barstow (Bus), California 1611 East Main Street BUS
LCS Lancaster, California 44812 Sierra Highway BUS

Post offices near Ridgecrest

Post Office Name City ZIP
Ridgecr Post Office Ridgecrest (CA) 93555
Inyokern Post Office Inyokern (CA) 93527
Johannesburg Post Office Johannesburg (CA) 93528
Trona Post Office Trona (CA) 93562
Onyx Post Office Onyx (CA) 93255

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Kern County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Kern County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Bakersfield 385,725 The fifth most populous city in California and the center of the Bakersfield metropolitan area.
Delano 53,041 A city in Kern County, California.
Oildale 32,684 Census-designated place in Kern County, California
Wasco 28,734 City in California
Arvin 21,757 City in Kern County, California, United States
Shafter 20,739 City in Kern County, California, United States
Rosamond 18,150 Census-designated place in Kern County, California
Greenfield 17,644 City in Monterey County, California, United States
Lamont 15,120 Census-designated place in Kern County, California
California City 14,198 City in Kern County, California
Tehachapi 12,746 City in California
McFarland 12,482 City in Kern County, California, United States
Golden Hills 8,656 Census designated place
Taft 8,488 City in Kern County, California, United States
Alta Sierra 7,047 Census-designated place in Nevada County, California
Indian Wells 5,544 Town in California

Distance to Other Cities

Ridgecrest distances to largest California cities