Ridgecrest, Louisiana

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Ridgecrest, Louisiana

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High Points

Ridgecrest strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Louisiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Ridgecrest Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
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Top 18% Ridgecrest Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Ridgecrest, Louisiana

Comparing Ridgecrest to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Louisiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 10
Racial Diversity 8 2
Senior Citizens 7 9
Male Share of the Population 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 2
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 6
People in Middle Class or Better 3 8
Median Family Income 3 7
People Above Poverty 2 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 4 5
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 6
Housing Recently Built 4 1
Affordability of Rents 4 1
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Ridgecrest Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles SE of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 143 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Concordia
Standard Zip Codes 71334
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.602
Longitude -91.527

Ridgecrest Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 62 inches
Station ST JOSEPH 3 N
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
Distance 39.1 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 78 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 61.6 inches
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Ridgecrest Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 801 100%
Male 391 48.8%
Female 410 51.2%
Under 18 172 21.5%
18+ 629 78.5%
65+ 144 18%
Median Age 41.1
Average Family Size 2.95
White 749 93.5%
African-American 44 5.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.9%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.4%

Estimated Ridgecrest Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 734
Growth -67
Growth % -8.4%

Ridgecrest Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 54.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.9%
English 8.4%
Irish 8.1%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
French Canadian 2%
German 1.5%
Scottish 1.5%
Italian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Greek 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ridgecrest, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Concordia Lake (71334)
Delta Garden (71334)
Doty Garden (71334)
Dunbarton (71334)
Frogmore (71334)
Levee Heights (71334)
Levens Addition (71334)
Minorca (71334)
Panola (71334)
Spokane (71334)
Turtle Lake (71334)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ridgecrest 801 $32,917
Clayton 858 $15,598
Ferriday 3,723 $18,636
Jonesville 2,469 $23,462
Sicily Island 453 $23,036
Vidalia 4,543 $36,917
Waterproof 834 $15,179
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