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Brawley, California - Basic Facts

The City of Brawley had a population of 26,465 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Brawley is located at latitude 32.9787 and longitude -115.5299 in Imperial County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brawley (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Imperial County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is -112 feet.

The City of Brawley (GNIS ID: 2409893) 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.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Brawley is located within Brawley CCD of Imperial County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brawley 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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Brawley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 26,465
Daytime Population: Workers 6,328
Daytime Population: Residents 18,091
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,419
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 26,321
Population in Familes 23,535
Population in Group Qrtrs 144
Population Density2 3,445
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $38,497
Average Household Income $61,351
Per Capita Income $18,916


Total Housing Units 8,734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,061 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,001 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 672 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $175,845
Average Home Value $217,707


Total Households 8,062
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 6,386
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.81% 0.86%
Households 0.78% 0.81%
Families 0.78% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Brawley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brawley to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California 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 # 288 81st
Population Density # 395 74th
Diversity Index # 406 73rd
Median Household Income # 1259 17th
Per Capita Income # 1233 19th

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