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Needles, California - Basic Facts

The City of Needles had a population of 4,937 as of July 1, 2019. Needles ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Needles is located at latitude 34.8481 and longitude -114.6141 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the City of Needles encompass a land area of 30.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.46 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 495 feet.

The City of Needles (GNIS ID: 2411220) 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 Needles is located within Needles CCD of San Bernardino County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Needles: The Needles.

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Needles, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Needles, CA Housing Affordability Index is 180
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Needles, CA Wealth Index is 42
State of California Wealth Index is 123
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,937
Population in Households 4,933
Population in Familes 3,831
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density 162
Diversity Index1 70
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,680
Average Household Income $53,244
Per Capita Income $21,051
Wealth Index3 42

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,941 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 936 (31.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,014 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 991 (33.7%)
Median Home Value $101,031
Housing Affordability Index2 180
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,950
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,230
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.23% 0.29%
Households 0.21% 0.23%
Families 0.29% 0.24%
Median Household Income   4.51%
Per Capita Income   4.58%

Needles, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Needles to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 648 57th
Population Density # 1191 22nd
Diversity Index # 645 58th
Median Household Income # 1357 11th
Per Capita Income # 1195 21st

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