Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA

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Population

190,387

0.37% growth

Median Household Income

$47,693

0.542% growth

Number of Employees

63,870

0.619% decline

Median Property Value

$161,700

5.82% growth

About

In 2017, Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA had a population of 190k people with a median age of N/A and a median household income of $47,693. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA grew from 189,686 to 190,387, a 0.37% increase and its median household income grew from $47,436 to $47,693, a 0.542% increase.

The population of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is 57.1% White Alone, 31.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.38% Black or African American Alone. 25% of the people in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA speak a non-English language, and 92.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are Cerro Coso Community College (439 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is $161,700, and the homeownership rate is 57.4%. Most people in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA employs 63.9k people. The largest industries in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are Farming (4,590 people), National security & international affairs (4,535 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,350 people), and the highest paying industries are National security & international affairs ($86,706), Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($80,346), and Computer Systems Design ($76,710).

Median household income in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is $47,693. Males in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,027. The income inequality in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.429, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,693

2017 value

± $1,576

0.542%

1 Year Growth

± 4.91%

Households in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA have a median annual income of $47,693, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,436 in 2016, which represents a 0.542% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$55,887

Average Male Salary

± $6,202

$42,027

Average Female Salary

± $5,573

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian

    $51,019 ± $37,940

  2. Two or More Races

    $47,340 ± $37,397

  3. Asian

    $46,607 ± $39,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA workers was American Indian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.429

2017 Wage GINI

0.425

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was 0.429 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.917% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $163,392, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, with respective values of $157,988 and $152,433.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    29,774 ± 1,491

  2. Hispanic

    15,312 ± 1,049

  3. Black

    4,731 ± 715

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

63.9k

2017 Value

-0.619%

1 Year decline

± -0.619%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA declined at a rate of -0.619%, from 64.3k employees to 63.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA, are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (3,673 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,716 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,590 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (3,673 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,716 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,590 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Avionics technicians (29 times higher than expected), Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters (19.1 times), and Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers (13.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA, by average salary, are Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers ($191,028), Electrical & electronics engineers ($123,140), and Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists ($119,277).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

63.9k

2017 Value

-0.619%

1 Year decline

± -0.619%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA declined at a rate of -0.619%, from 64.3k employees to 63.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA, are Farming (4,590 people), National security & international affairs (4,535 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,350 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA, by number of employees, are Farming (4,590 people), National security & international affairs (4,535 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,350 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA has an unusually high number of Farming (11.7 times higher than expected), National security & international affairs (9.75 times), and U. S. Air Force (9.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA, by average salary, are National security & international affairs ($86,706), Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($80,346), and Computer Systems Design ($76,710).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.4% of the population of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 37.6% on employee plans, 26.3% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 2.69% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.6%

Uninsured

37.6%

Employer Coverage

26.3%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

2.69%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 11.6%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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Diversity

Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is home to a population of 190k people, from which 92.5% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is composed of 109k White Alone residents (57.1%), 59.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (31.1%), 10.3k Black or African American Alone residents (5.38%), 6.19k Two or More Races residents (3.25%), 3.84k Asian Alone residents (2.02%), 1.6k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.842%), 302 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.159%), and 150 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0788%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are Spanish (38,468 speakers), Arabic (1,116 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (671 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In N/A, the median age of all people in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was N/A. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are getting N/A. In N/A, the average age of all Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA residents was N/A.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

12.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

22.9k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was 12.1%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    14,761 ± 2,865 people

  2. Philippines

    858 ± 718 people

  3. India

    569 ± 585 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 14,761 Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 858 and India with 569.

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Citizenship

92.5%

2017 Citizenship

92.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.5% of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was 92.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    109k ± 2.04k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    59.3k ± 2.69k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    10.3k ± 1.21k

In 2017, there were 1.84 times more White Alone residents (109k people) in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 59.3k Hispanic or Latino and 10.3k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    38,468 speakers (21.8%)

  2. Arabic

    1,116 speakers (0.632%)

  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    671 speakers (0.38%)

25% of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was Spanish. 21.8% of the overall population of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are native Spanish speakers. 0.632% speak Arabic and 0.38% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,548 ± 459

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,795 ± 476

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,157 ± 372

Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA awarded 439 degrees. The student population of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is skewed towards women, with 2,117 male students and 3,019 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are White (240 and 54.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (156 and 35.5%), Two or More Races (27 and 6.15%), and Black or African American (7 and 1.59%).

The largest universities in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA by number of degrees awarded are Cerro Coso Community College (439 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (118 and 26.9%), Humanistic Studies (69 and 15.7%), and Welding Technology (30 and 6.83%).

The median tuition costs in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 118 degrees awarded

  2. 69 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 118 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

439 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cerro Coso Community College with 439 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

155

Degrees Awarded to Men

284

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 155 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA, which is 0.546 times less than the 284 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    240 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    156 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    27 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA were to White students. These 240 degrees mean that there were 1.54 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 156 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was $161,700 in 2017, which is 0.743 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $152,800 to $161,700, a 5.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is 57.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,693

Median Household Income

± $1,576

66.2k

Number of Households

± 1,970

In 2017, the median household income of the 66.2k households in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA grew to $47,693 from the previous year's value of $47,436.

The following chart displays the households in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$161,700

2017 Median

± $4,207

$152,800

2016 Median

± $3,608

In 2017, the median property value in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA grew to to $161,700 from the previous year's value of $152,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.4%

2017 Homeownership

58.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.4% of the housing units in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.79% of the workforce in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.4%

  2. Carpooled

    13.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.86%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was Drove Alone (77.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.2%) and those who Worked At Home (3.86%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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