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Ridgecrest Building Permits Value of Building Permits, $M by Year(update source: Kern Economic Development Corp.)
The Economic slump of the 1990s and the recovery of recent years are vividly illustrated by the changes in the value of Ridgecrest's building permits, with the most dramatic upswing in 2005. The total for 2006 is $33,343,023, and the total for the first 10 months of 2007 is $16,354,246.
2000 Census: 27,772 Ridgecrest................... 24,927 China Lake Acres......... 1,761 Inyokern........................... 984
1990 Census: 36,879 Ridgecrest................... 27,725
Our valley has an average of 260 cloud-free days a year - better than the rest of the county, even sites in Texas, which only average out to 180-200 cloud-free days a year
Source: Bennett Optical Research
Source: Bennett Optical Research
Crimes Per 10,000 Residents
Age Groups and Ethnicity
Ridgecrest Population by Age Group (per U.S. Census)
*The 2000 census allowed the choice of more than one ethnic group, a choice not avaliable in 1990
California Dept. of Education ethnic data for Sierra Sands Unified School district also shows the percentage of nonwhite ethnic groups as growing within the district. The white popula-tion in the school district has declined from 76.3 percent in 1999 to 63.4 percent today, with the Hispanic population increasing to 18.8 percent and the black population increasing to 6.4 percent.
Academic Performance Index, 2003-06 (per Califronia Department of Education)
Comparasion of Scores for Sierra Sands Unified School Dist. and California Schools
No. of Employees
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake
3,482 (full-time civ.) 670 (military)*
Searles Valley Minerals
Mining of Soda Ash Products
Sierra Sands Unified School District
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
AltaOne Federal Credit Union
SA-Tech (Systems Applications & Technologies)
Discount Department Store
Cerro Coso Community College
Desert Area Resources and Training
Training and Social Services
New Directions Technologies Inc.
Network Systems Administration
City of Ridgecrest
Drummond Medical Group
Jacobs Naval Systems Group
Ridgecrest HealthCare Center
Convalescent Hosp., Rehab.
Titan National Security Solutions/EC3
Range Technical Support
Albertson's (two stores)
L-3 Communications, Govt. Services, Inc.
DCS Corporation (2 offices)
Coso Operating Co.
Geothermal Power Production
Immanuel Baptist Church, Ministry Cntr, School
Church and School
The Home Depot
Retail Home Improvement
CR Briggs, Inc.
Heritage Inn and Suites
Hotel and Restaurant
Computer Technology Associates, Inc.
*Plus 1,698 on-base contractors (some of whom are listed above in defense contractor counts), for a total of 5,850.
Information compiled by Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce 128-B East California Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 Phone: (760) 375-8331 Fax: (760) 375-0365 E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.ridgecrestchamber.com
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