Brawley, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Brawley, California - Basic Facts

The City of Brawley had a population of 26,525 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Brawley is located at latitude 32.9787 and longitude -115.5303 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.

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Brawley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 26,525
Population in Households 26,380
Population in Familes 23,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 145
Population Density2 3,453
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $40,826
Average Household Income $64,223
Per Capita Income $19,840


Total Housing Units 8,717 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,473 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,627 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 617 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $189,252
Average Home Value $246,149


Total Households 8,100
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 6,407
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.74% 1.11%
Households 0.74% 1.11%
Families 0.73% 1.08%
Median Household Income   4.29%
Per Capita Income   3.42%

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, 2018 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 # 286 81st
Population Density # 397 74th
Diversity Index # 408 73rd
Median Household Income # 1227 19th
Per Capita Income # 1221 20th

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