Ridgecrest, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ridgecrest, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Ridgecrest had a population of 738 as of July 1, 2017. Ridgecrest ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgecrest is located at latitude 31.6018 and longitude -91.5304 in Concordia Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ridgecrest (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Concordia Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Town of Ridgecrest (GNIS ID: 2407213) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Ridgecrest is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Concordia Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridgecrest population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ridgecrest, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 738
Daytime Population: Workers 72
Daytime Population: Residents 544
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 616
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 666
Population in Familes 550
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 1,718
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $37,620
Average Household Income $49,949
Per Capita Income $19,808


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $55,769
Average Home Value $77,251


Total Households 289
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 197
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.85% 0.11%
Households 1.05% 0.21%
Families 1.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Ridgecrest, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgecrest to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 332 30th
Population Density # 72 85th
Diversity Index # 238 50th
Median Household Income # 274 42nd
Per Capita Income # 329 31st

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