Blythe, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Blythe, California - Basic Facts

The City of Blythe had a population of 20,537 as of July 1, 2016. Blythe ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blythe is located at latitude 33.6536 and longitude -114.6218 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blythe (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.78 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 272 feet.

The City of Blythe (GNIS ID: 2409872) 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 Blythe is located within Blythe CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blythe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Blythe, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 20,537
Population in Households 13,176
Population in Familes 11,073
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,361
Population Density1 784
Diversity Index2 82
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,557
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 3,227
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,282 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,275 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 986 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $161,591
Average Home Value $190,477
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,496
Average Household Income $62,076
Per Capita Income $14,630
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% 0.38%
Households 0.16% 0.47%
Families 0.16% 0.45%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Blythe, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blythe to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 344 77th
Population Density1 # 825 46th
Diversity Index2 # 299 80th
Median Household Income # 1099 28th
Per Capita Income # 1354 11th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.