Blythe, California

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Population in 2013: 19,832 (83% urban, 17% rural). Population change since 2000: +63.2%
Males: 13,719  (69.2%)
Females: 6,113  (30.8%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 92225.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,539 (it was $35,324 in 2000)
Blythe:

$44,539
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,538 (it was $14,424 in 2000)

Blythe city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $135,405 (it was $89,500 in 2000)
Blythe:

$135,405
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $188,224; Detached houses: $194,937; Townhouses or other attached units: $175,496; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $147,470; Mobile homes: $148,518; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,831

Median gross rent in 2012: $756.

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  • Hispanic - 11,007 (51.5%)
  • White alone - 6,633 (31.0%)
  • Black alone - 2,861 (13.4%)
  • Asian alone - 469 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 366 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 89 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 33 (0.2%)

Races in Blythe detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blythe: 112.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (5.5%), English (4.6%), Irish (4.5%), United States (2.8%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 267 feet

Land area: 24.2 square miles.

Population density: 818 people per square mile   (low).

Blythe,CA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Blythe:

  • High school or higher: 70.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blythe city:

  • Never married: 40.0%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

3,425 residents are foreign born

This city:  16.0%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Blythe, California as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Blythe to the number of sex offenders is 438 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,294 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $753 (0.6%)

Blythe satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yuma, AZ (64.0 miles , pop. 77,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Glendale, AZ (137.7 miles , pop. 218,812).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (144.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: East Blythe, CA (1.2 miles) , Ehrenberg, AZ (2.1 miles ), Ripley, CA (2.7 miles ), Mesa Verde, CA (2.9 miles ), Palo Verde, CA (3.9 miles ), Cibola, AZ (4.3 miles) , La Paz Valley, AZ (4.5 miles ), Quartzsite, AZ (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 36 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 1998: 49 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 1999: 34 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 2000: 35 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $52,400
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2004: 107 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2005: 69 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2006: 25 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2007: 62 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $124,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.62 N, Longitude: 114.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -599 (-2.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,987 (53.0%)

Area code: 760

Blythe household income distribution Blythe home values distribution

Crime rates in Blythe (2001):

  • 2 murders (16.2 per 100,000)
  • 7 rapes (56.5 per 100,000)
  • 11 robberies (88.8 per 100,000)
  • 137 assaults (1106.5 per 100,000)
  • 203 burglaries (1639.6 per 100,000)
  • 460 thefts (3715.4 per 100,000)
  • 23 auto thefts (185.8 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 629.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime rates in Blythe (2002):

  • 1 murder (7.9 per 100,000)
  • 7 rapes (55.5 per 100,000)
  • 14 robberies (111.1 per 100,000)
  • 118 assaults (936.4 per 100,000)
  • 206 burglaries (1634.7 per 100,000)
  • 460 thefts (3650.2 per 100,000)
  • 43 auto thefts (341.2 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 593.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 33 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
California average:

2.36
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.4%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (31%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Blythe: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Blythe, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Blythe-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 592% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 118.2 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 69.5 miles away from Blythe center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 122.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from Blythe center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 269.5 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Riverside County (42) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 22, Floods: 17, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blythe topographic map

Birthplace of: Tony Eason - Football player, Bonnie Fisher - Landscape architect, Gary Goddard - Film director, Jeff Cross (American football) - Football player, Terry Whitfield - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Blythe:

  • PALO VERDE HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 250 NORTH FIRST STREET)
  • FMC-BLYTHE DESERT DIALYSIS (737 W. HOBSON WAY)
  • BLYTHE NURSING CARE CENTER (285 W. CHANSLORWAY)

Airports and heliports located in Blythe:

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College/University in Blythe:

  • Palo Verde College (Full-time enrollment: 1,132; Location: One College Drive; Public; Website: www.paloverde.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blythe:

  • Arizona Western College (about 65 miles; Yuma, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 5,454)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 77 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 5,313)
  • College of the Desert (about 104 miles; Palm Desert, CA; FT enrollment: 5,686)
  • Mohave Community College (about 119 miles; Kingman, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,309)
  • Estrella Mountain Community College (about 130 miles; Avondale, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,932)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc (about 134 miles; Avondale, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,860)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (about 138 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 8,426)

Public high schools in Blythe:

Private high school in Blythe:

  • ESCUELA DE LA RAZA UNIDA (Students: 21; Location: 137 N BROADWAY; Grades: 2 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Blythe:

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Library in Blythe:

  • PALO VERDE VALLEY LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $294,337; Location: 125 W. CHANSLORWAY; 45,984 books; 1,165 audio materials; 691 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 1 state licensed databases; 78 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Zion Lutheran School has now been closed. They no longer have grades Pre-K through 8th.

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Notable locations in Blythe: Riviera Blythe Marina (A), Blythe Marina (B), Blythe Municipal Golf Course (C), California Checking Station (D), Womans Improvement Club (E), Valley Resource Center (F), Port Cultural Center (G), Palo Verde Valley District Library (H), Palo Verde Historical Museum (I), Butler Hall (J), Desert Air Ambulance (K), Blythe Ambulance Service (L), Riverside County Fire Department Station 43 Blythe (M), Chuckawalla Valley State Prison Fire Department (N), Blythe Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Vons Shopping Center (1), Palo Verde Plaza Shopping Center (2), Hobson Shopping Center (3), Blythe Village Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blythe include: Apostolic Assembly Church (A), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Church of God of Prophecy (C), Church of the Nazarene (D), Community United Methodist Church (E), Deeper Life Fellowship Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Church of Christ Scientist (H), First Southern Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Palo Verde Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Blythe include: Todd Park (1), Appleby Park (2), Miller Park (3), Sungold Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Black History Museum And Multi-Cultural Society Of Blythe (227 1/2 East Hobsonwy) (1), Artesania De Jalisco (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 223 West Hobsonway) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Value Inn - Blythe (Bv) (850 West Hobson Way Nw Of I-10 Lovekin Blvd) (1), Best Western Sahara Motel (825 West Hobson Way) (2), Best Value Inn (850 West Hobsonway) (3), Budget Inn (939 East Hobsonway) (4), Budget Host (1020 West Hobsonway) (5), Blythe Inn (401 East Hobsonway) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Riverside County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.9. This is about average.

City:

63.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blythe and their reported violations in the past:

BLYTHE - CITY OF (Population served: 12,155, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2011)
CHUCKAWALLA VALLEY/IRONWOOD STATE PRISON (Address: 19025 WILEYS WELL RD. (92225) , Population served: 6,151, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-14-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-14-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, State - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Perchlorate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-30-2012)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Perchlorate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-30-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-17-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-17-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
MAYFLOWER - RIV. COUNTY PARKS (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MCINTYRE - RIV. COUNTY PARKS (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
QUIK CHEK WEST (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
RIVER OASIS (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
JUNCTION MOTEL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blythe that have no violations reported:

  • BLYTHE - HIDDEN BEACHES (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BLYTHE - MESA RANCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.1%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.6% for Black residents, 19.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.8% for American Indian residents, 15.3% for other race residents, 2.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.8%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.3%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Blythe in 2010:

  • 7,634 people in state prisons
  • 85 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 67 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 44 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in college/university student housing

People in group quarters in Blythe in 2000:

  • 93 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 52 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 44 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in other group homes

Blythe, California environmental map by EPA

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Blythe compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Blythe (2011 data):

  • Rabobank, National Association: Blythe Branch at 149 East Hobson Way, branch established on 1962/08/27. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $11,745.0 mil, Deposits: $8,446.0 mil, headquarters in Roseville, CA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 124 total offices, Holding Company: Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., "rabobank Nederland
  • Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B.: 350 East Hobson Way Branch at 350 East Hobson Way, branch established on 1965/12/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,298.6 mil, Deposits: $963.9 mil, headquarters in Riverside, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices
  • Union Bank, National Association: Blythe Branch at 100 West Hobson Way, branch established on 1935/11/21. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Blythe, California:

  • E Z 8 Motels Inc, 900 W Rice St, Blythe, CA 92225 , Phone: (760) 922-9191
  • Super 8 Motel Blythe, 550 W Donlon St, Blythe, CA 92225 , Phone: (760) 922-8881, Fax: (760) 922-9572
  • Days Inn, 9274 E Hobsonway, Blythe, CA 92225 , Phone: (760) 922-5101, Fax: (760) 922-4870
  • Comfort Suites, 545 E Hobson Way, Blythe, CA 92225 , Phone: (760) 922-9209, Fax: (760) 922-0427
  • Motel 6, 500 W Donlon, Blythe, CA 92225 , Phone: (760) 922-6666
  • Quality Inn Blythe, 600 W Donlon St, Blythe, CA 92225 , Phone: (760) 921-2300, Fax: (760) 921-2307
  • Hampton Inn Blythe, 900 W Hobsonway, Blythe, CA 92225 , Phone: (760) 922-9000, Fax: (760) 922-9011
  • Rodeway Inn & Suites, 1781 E Hobsonway, Blythe, CA 92225 , Phone: (760) 922-3334, Fax: (760) 922-5823
  • Comfort Suites, 700 W Donlon, Blythe, CA 92225 , Phone: (760) 921-2626, Fax: (760) 921-2622
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Blythe, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Blythe travel time to work - commute Blythe mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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Religion statistics for Blythe city (based on Riverside County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.02%
Here: 43.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionJewishSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents65.6%5.2%3.3%3.0%2.2%
Congregations7.5%11.5%9.0%1.5%4.4%
NameAssemblies of God Charismatic Churches Independent Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents1.8%1.8%1.5%1.3%14.4%
Congregations7.2%0.7%1.4%1.5%55.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 330
Riverside County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 91
Riverside County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 311
Riverside County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,125
Here:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Riverside County:

24.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

17.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$26,111$78,3330$0
Other Government Administration 13$47,890$44,2061$1,980
Police Protection - Officers 22$159,344$86,9150$0
Police - Other 10$39,897$47,8760$0
Firefighters 0$0 34$13,884
Streets and Highways 5$21,038$50,4911$2,759
Sewerage 4$17,588$52,7640$0
Parks and Recreation 4$13,481$40,4430$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$20,555$61,6651$4,192
Water Supply 8$31,416$47,1240$0
Other and Unallocable 3$17,298$69,1920$0
Totals for Government 77$394,618$61,49937$22,815

Blythe government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $1,397,000 ($70.44)
    General: $240,000 ($12.10)
    Regular Highways: $90,000 ($4.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $83,000 ($4.19)
    Fire Protection: $78,000 ($3.93)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($3.18)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,043,000 ($153.44)
    Regular Highways: $2,393,000 ($120.66)
    Sewerage: $1,534,000 ($77.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,505,000 ($75.89)
    Water Utilities: $1,378,000 ($69.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,243,000 ($62.68)
    Financial Administration: $938,000 ($47.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $395,000 ($19.92)
    Central Staff Services: $299,000 ($15.08)
    Fire Protection: $288,000 ($14.52)
    Housing & Community Development: $224,000 ($11.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $160,000 ($8.07)
    Air Transportation: $128,000 ($6.45)
    Health Services - Other: $88,000 ($4.44)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($0.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $482,000 ($24.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $10,000 ($0.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,602,000 ($232.05)

Blythe government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $62,000 ($3.13)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,099,000 ($105.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,268,000 ($63.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $525,000 ($26.47)
    Housing & Community Development: $185,000 ($9.33)
    All Other: $112,000 ($5.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $294,000 ($14.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $38,000 ($1.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,440,000 ($123.03)
    Rents: $374,000 ($18.86)
    Interest Earnings: $317,000 ($15.98)
    Special Assessments: $136,000 ($6.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,491,000 ($75.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,123,000 ($56.63)
    Highways: $401,000 ($20.22)
    All Other: $385,000 ($19.41)
    Health & Hospitals: $17,000 ($0.86)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,820,000 ($142.19)
    Property: $1,915,000 ($96.56)
    Other Selective Sales: $872,000 ($43.97)
    NEC: $344,000 ($17.35)
    Public Utilities: $329,000 ($16.59)

Blythe government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $8,035,000 ($405.15)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $7,910,000 ($398.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $125,000 ($6.30)

Blythe government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $450,000 ($22.69)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,140,000 ($107.91)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,511,000 ($76.19)

6.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($337 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Bernardino County, CA  1.45% ($40,820 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.38% ($43,924)
from Orange County, CA  1.03% ($49,190)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
California average:

5.12%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($396 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.06%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Bernardino County, CA  1.22% ($35,688 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.94% ($37,493)
to Orange County, CA  0.88% ($47,472)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blythe:

  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blythe:

  • KJMB-FM (100.3 FM; BLYTHE, CA; Owner: J.S. MAYSON)
  • KERU-FM (88.5 FM; BLYTHE, CA; Owner: ESCUELA DE LA RAZA UNIDA)
  • K218DS (91.5 FM; NORTH BLYTHE, CA; Owner: ADVANCED MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • K263AI (100.5 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: DONALD F. HENDREN)
  • KRRK (101.1 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: SMOKE AND MIRRORS, LLC)
  • KZAL (105.5 FM; DESERT CENTER, CA; Owner: WORLDWIDE MULTI-MEDIA B/C CO.)
  • KZUL-FM (104.5 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: MAD DOG WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KRCY-FM (96.7 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: RICK L. MURPHY)
  • KJJJ (102.3 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: STEVEN M. GREELEY)
  • KWFH (90.1 FM; PARKER, AZ; Owner: DESERT VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KBUX (94.3 FM; QUARTZSITE, AZ; Owner: MAUDE J. BURDETTE)

TV broadcast stations around Blythe:

  • W64AN (Channel 64; ROCK HARBOR, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Blythe fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 31
Total length: 196 meters (643ft)
Total costs: $18,474,000
Total average daily traffic: 313,950
Total average daily truck traffic: 107,722

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 7
  • 1970-1979: 19
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Blythe, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blythe)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Blythe, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blythe)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Blythe)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$163,29814$115,61167$154,2711$49,7801$1,708,88011$126,7523$140,423
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$156,2500$014$151,8311$180,7200$00$01$200,460
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$201,9616$181,98240$170,3173$74,0030$04$77,8882$153,330
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$163,3041$143,08023$148,3851$98,0500$02$91,8251$143,120
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$05$163,0881$70,1400$00$01$53,330

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0458.00 , 0460.00, 0461.01, 0461.02, 0461.03, 0462.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$166,9100$01$122,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$244,2000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$122,0001$307,0600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$141,6600$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0458.00 , 0460.00, 0461.01, 0461.02, 0461.03, 0462.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
Most common first names in Blythe, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William11072.3 years
John10071.7 years
James9669.3 years
Robert9368.4 years
Mary6778.3 years
George6673.9 years
Charles4971.5 years
Thomas3872.8 years
Henry3571.6 years
Dorothy3475.3 years
Most common last names in Blythe, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4870.4 years
Williams3373.9 years
Johnson2771.4 years
Jones2475.6 years
Moore2474.9 years
Lopez2373.3 years
Miller2271.6 years
Davis2268.2 years
Nelson2171.7 years
Anderson2169.6 years
Businesses in Blythe, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Knights Inn1
Albertsons1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1McDonald's1
Best Western1Motel 61
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Carl\s Jr.1Popeyes1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Circle K1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dennys1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks2
FedEx2Super 82
GNC1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1The Room Place1
Jack In The Box1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS2
Kmart1

Blythe on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the hottest summers"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Hispanic residents"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average sunshine amount (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 to 2006"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2015.



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