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

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Population
190,314
0.0383% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
Median Age
35.3

Poverty Rate
21.9%

Median Household Income
$49,497
3.78% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$174,700
8.04% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
63,761
2.22% 1-year growth

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In 2018, Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA had a population of 190k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $49,497. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA declined from 190,387 to 190,314, a -0.0383% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,693 to $49,497, a 3.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.6%), White (Hispanic) (24.5%), Other (Hispanic) (5.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.55%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.26%). 25.5% of the households in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 92.6% of the residents in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kern County (East)--Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are Cerro Coso Community College (756 degrees awarded in 2019) and California Aeronautical University (100 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was $174,700, and the homeownership rate was 57.5%. Most people in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 61.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.6%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.37%). The most partisan county was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for California
61.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in California
  1. 85% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 78.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 78.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in California was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in California colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is home to a population of 190k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 11.8% of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (22.4k people).

In 2018, there were 2.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 46.6k White (Hispanic) and 11k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are Spanish (39,054 speakers), Arabic (798 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (671 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    106k ± 2.79k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    46.6k ± 2.21k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    11k ± 1.6k
32.5%
Hispanic Population
61.8k people

In 2018, there were 2.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 46.6k White (Hispanic) and 11k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

32.5% of the people in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are hispanic (61.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races 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
    39,054 speakers (22.2%)
  2. Arabic
    798 speakers (0.454%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    671 speakers (0.381%)

25.5% 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 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was Spanish. 22.2% of the overall population of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are native Spanish speakers. 0.454% speak Arabic and 0.381% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
22.4k people
12.1%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
22.9k people

As of 2018, 11.8% of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA residents (22.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than 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 decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

33
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    13,498 ± 2,750 people
  2. Philippines
    1,029 ± 785 people
  3. El Salvador
    636 ± 618 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 13,498 Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 1,029 and El Salvador with 636.

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Citizenship

92.6%
2018 Citizenship
92.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.6% of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,208 ± 480
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,185 ± 532
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,995 ± 331

Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is $49,497. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $181,965, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Inner Mission & Castro PUMA, CA, with respective values of $179,435 and $164,252.

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 $45,535. The income inequality in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA employs 63.8k people. The largest industries in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are National security & international affairs (4,666 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,602 people), and Construction (4,526 people), and the highest paying industries are National security & international affairs ($93,351), Computer Systems Design ($87,541), and Administration of economic programs & space research ($84,418).

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,497
2018 value
± $1,686
3.78%
1 Year Growth
± 4.57%

Households in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA have a median annual income of $49,497, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,693 in 2017, which represents a 3.78% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$60,414
Average Male Salary in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA
± $7,014
$45,535
Average Female Salary in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA
± $5,646

In 2019, full-time male employees in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA
  1. Two or More Races
    $61,585 ± $43,276
  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $58,871 ± $56,653
  3. Asian
    $50,933 ± $31,791

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA workers was Two or More Races. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA.

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Wage Distribution

0.435
2019 Wage GINI in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA
0.433
2018 Wage GINI in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA

In 2019, the income inequality in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.6% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 2018, 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 $181,965, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Inner Mission & Castro PUMA, CA, with respective values of $179,435 and $164,252.

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

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA (39.9k out of 182k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 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
    30,052 ± 1,456
  2. Hispanic
    15,351 ± 1,018
  3. Black
    4,211 ± 637

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

63.8k
2019 Value
2.22%
1 Year growth
± 2.22%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 2.22%, from 62.4k employees to 63.8k 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 (3,395 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,663 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,604 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 (3,395 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,663 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,604 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 (20.3 times higher than expected), Graders & sorters, agricultural products (17.3 times), and Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers (13.3 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 Project management specialists ($134,683), Chief executives & legislators ($133,624), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers ($122,434).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

63.8k
2019 Value
2.22%
1 Year growth
± 2.22%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 2.22%, from 62.4k employees to 63.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA, are National security & international affairs (4,666 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,602 people), and Construction (4,526 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 National security & international affairs (4,666 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,602 people), and Construction (4,526 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 (11.6 times higher than expected), National security & international affairs (10.9 times), and Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying (9.88 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 ($93,351), Computer Systems Design ($87,541), and Administration of economic programs & space research ($84,418).

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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. $379B
  2. $199B
  3. $157B

In 2018, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $379B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($199B) and Mixed freight ($157B).

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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$2.18T
2018 Value in California
$5.17T
Projected 2045 Value in California
137% growth

In 2018, total outbound California trade was $2.18T. This is expected to increase 137% to $5.17T 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. $86.9B
  2. $47.9B
  3. $39.1B

In 2018, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $86.9B, followed by Arizona with $47.9B and Washington and $39.1B.

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

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Education

In 2019, universities in Kern County (East)--Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA awarded 856 degrees. The student population of Kern County (East)--Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is skewed towards women, with 2,416 male students and 3,421 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kern County (East)--Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are White (421 and 49.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (275 and 32.2%), Two or More Races (56 and 6.56%), and Asian (36 and 4.22%).

The largest universities in Kern County (East)--Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA by number of degrees awarded are Cerro Coso Community College (756 and 88.3%) and California Aeronautical University (100 and 11.7%).

The most popular majors in Kern County (East)--Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (200 and 23.4%), Humanistic Studies (120 and 14%), and Information Technology (65 and 7.59%).

The median tuition costs in Kern County (East)--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. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 200 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 120 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kern County (East)--Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was General Business with 28 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 756 degrees awarded
  2. 100 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Kern County (East)--Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cerro Coso Community College with 756 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

298
Degrees Awarded to Men
558
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 298 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kern County (East)--Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA, which is 0.534 times less than the 558 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Kern County (East)--Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    421 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    275 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    56 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Kern County (East)--Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was White students. These 421 degrees mean that there were 1.53 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 275 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA was $174,700 in 2018, which is 0.761 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $161,700 to $174,700, a 8.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA is 57.5%, 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 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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.

Housing

Property Value

$174,700
2018 Median
± $4,807
$161,700
2017 Median
± $4,207

In 2018, the median property value in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA grew to to $174,700 from the previous year's value of $161,700.

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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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,497
Median Household Income
± $1,686
66.1k
Number of Households
± 2,053

In 2018, the median household income of the 66.1k households in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA grew to $49,497 from the previous year's value of $47,693.

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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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

57.5%
2018 Homeownership
57.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 57.5% of the housing units in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.4%.

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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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.68% 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 Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (76.8%)
  2. Carpooled (13.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.2%)

In 2018, 76.8% of workers in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.4%) and those who worked at home (4.2%).

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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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 1 car.

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Health

91.9% of the population of Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 35.8% on employee plans, 30.4% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 3.4% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in California see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1261 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1149 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 268 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17%). Additionally, Colusa County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for California.
1,254 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1,261 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in California
$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

8.1%
Uninsured
35.8%
Employer Coverage
30.4%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
3.4%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA declined by 30.4% from 11.6% to 8.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ridgecrest, Arvin, Tehachapi & California City Cities PUMA, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 17% prevalence
  2. 16.9% prevalence
  3. 15.5% prevalence

Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 17%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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