Blythe, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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Blythe, California - Basic Facts

The City of Blythe had a population of 20,240 as of July 1, 2021. 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 33.6103 and longitude -114.5963 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blythe 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 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.


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Blythe, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 20,240 (100%)
Population in Households 13,045 (64.5%)
Population in Families 10,948 (54.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7,195 (35.5%)
Population Density 761
Diversity Index2 82
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,768
Average Household Income $66,603
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $15,634
Wealth Index5 55
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 5,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,356 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,218 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 967 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $244,683
Average Home Value $335,787
Housing Affordability Index3 115
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,574
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 3,223
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.25% 0.23%
Households 0.12% 0.29%
Families 0.08% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
Owner Occupied HU   0.46%

Blythe, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blythe to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 347 77th
Population Density # 828 46th
Median Household Income # 1182 22nd
Housing Affordability Index # 1229 81st
Per Capita Income # 1387 9th
Diversity Index # 300 81st

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