Blythe, California

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Population in 2017: 19,630 (83% urban, 17% rural).
Population change since 2000: +61.5%
Males: 12,851  (65.5%)
Females: 6,779  (34.5%)
Median resident age:

38.0 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 92225.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,895 (it was $35,324 in 2000)
Blythe:

$41,895
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,104 (it was $14,424 in 2000)

Blythe city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $155,211 (it was $89,500 in 2000)
Blythe:

$155,211
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $239,363; detached houses: $258,354; townhouses or other attached units: $203,282; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $90,168; mobile homes: $64,305

Median gross rent in 2017: $755.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blythe: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.2%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.8% for Black residents, 29.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.9% for American Indian residents, 38.2% for other race residents, 34.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Blythe, CA (2017)
    • 11,46857.2%Hispanic
    • 5,15425.7%White alone
    • 2,57212.8%Black alone
    • 4282.1%Asian alone
    • 4032.0%Two or more races
    • 440.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 280.1%American Indian alone
    • 210.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 58 registered sex offenders living in Blythe, California as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blythe is 349 to 1.


Crime rates in Blythe by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
1
(4.3)
1
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(14.2)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.8)
3
(15.3)
1
(5.3)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(17.7)
4
(17.9)
6
(26.4)
2
(8.7)
1
(4.6)
3
(14.0)
1
(4.7)
3
(14.1)
4
(19.4)
4
(20.3)
7
(36.9)
4
(21.1)
13
(66.4)
6
(30.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(62.0)
16
(71.7)
17
(74.9)
10
(43.4)
18
(82.4)
13
(60.8)
10
(47.5)
16
(75.0)
20
(97.0)
29
(147.4)
22
(116.0)
20
(105.5)
16
(81.7)
23
(117.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
122
(540.4)
107
(479.2)
75
(330.5)
49
(212.7)
49
(224.3)
61
(285.5)
55
(261.1)
53
(248.6)
40
(193.9)
52
(264.4)
60
(316.4)
53
(279.5)
33
(168.6)
41
(210.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
175
(775.1)
249
(1,115)
212
(934.1)
188
(815.9)
237
(1,085)
256
(1,198)
272
(1,291)
265
(1,243)
223
(1,081)
189
(960.9)
293
(1,545)
246
(1,297)
264
(1,349)
213
(1,091)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
441
(1,953)
412
(1,845)
349
(1,538)
368
(1,597)
366
(1,676)
332
(1,554)
403
(1,913)
491
(2,303)
435
(2,109)
537
(2,730)
529
(2,790)
413
(2,178)
492
(2,514)
440
(2,254)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
75
(332.2)
46
(206.0)
32
(141.0)
31
(134.5)
27
(123.6)
17
(79.6)
20
(95.0)
3
(14.1)
35
(169.7)
22
(111.9)
25
(131.8)
25
(131.8)
49
(250.4)
31
(158.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
27
(119.6)
34
(152.3)
24
(105.7)
13
(56.4)
29
(132.8)
28
(131.1)
11
(52.2)
13
(61.0)
25
(121.2)
18
(91.5)
23
(121.3)
21
(110.8)
27
(138.0)
35
(179.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)317.5300.0256.7202.9235.3239.0273.3273.1266.7329.3368.5303.5326.4291.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Blythe, CA

Crime rate in Blythe detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 30 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.08
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: American (2.4%), Irish (2.0%), German (1.8%), African (1.5%), English (1.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 267 feet

Land area: 24.2 square miles.

Population density: 810 people per square mile   (low).

Blythe, California map

3,184 residents are foreign born (13.9% Latin America).

This city:

15.9%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,280 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $873 (0.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 33.62 N, Longitude: 114.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +178 (+0.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,415 (62.1%)

Area code: 760

Distribution of median household income in Blythe, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Blythe, CA in 2017
Blythe satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Blythe, CA
Historical housing units in Blythe, CA
Most common industries in Blythe, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (26.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
  • Construction (3.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (28.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (22.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.2%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (2.5%)
Most common occupations in Blythe, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (16.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Cashiers (7.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)

Average climate in Blythe, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Blythe, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 42.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3

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 the city 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 Blythe 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 the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 269.5 miles away from Blythe 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 (43) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 22, Floods: 18, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blythe topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Blythe:

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

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: 6, Location: 137 N BROADWAY, Grades: 4-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Blythe:

See full list of schools located in Blythe

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.

Points of interest:

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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

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

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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Blythe:

Marital status in Blythe, CA
  • Never married: 41.4%
  • Now married: 36.8%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Blythe:

  • High school or higher: 70.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Blythe
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blythe, CA (based on Riverside County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic602,76551
Evangelical Protestant240,306741
Other77,581194
Mainline Protestant29,535103
Black Protestant19,17040
Orthodox3,64711
None1,216,637-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Riverside 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.
California:

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

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

7.7%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Riverside County:

24.5%
California:

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

15.2%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.5%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.8%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Blythe:

28.8
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Blythe:

23.8%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.9%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blythe:

32.9%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

52.9%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.7%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blythe, CA Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 22$159,344$86,9150$0
Other Government Administration 13$47,890$44,2061$1,980
Police - Other 10$39,897$47,8760$0
Water Supply 8$31,416$47,1240$0
Streets and Highways 5$21,038$50,4911$2,759
Sewerage 4$17,588$52,7640$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$20,555$61,6651$4,192
Parks and Recreation 4$13,481$40,4430$0
Financial Administration 4$26,111$78,3330$0
Other and Unallocable 3$17,298$69,1920$0
Firefighters 0$0 34$13,884
Airports 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 77$394,618$61,49937$22,815

Blythe government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $1,976,000 ($100.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000 ($10.90)
    Police Protection: $107,000 ($5.45)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,592,000 ($233.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,309,000 ($117.63)
    Regular Highways: $2,181,000 ($111.11)
    Water Utilities: $2,084,000 ($106.16)
    Sewerage: $1,972,000 ($100.46)
    Central Staff Services: $1,537,000 ($78.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $990,000 ($50.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $511,000 ($26.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $380,000 ($19.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $308,000 ($15.69)
    Financial Administration: $257,000 ($13.09)
    Health - Other: $149,000 ($7.59)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $135,000 ($6.88)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($0.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,072,000 ($105.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $150,000 ($7.64)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.10)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,177,000 ($365.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($4.02)

Blythe government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,861,000 ($145.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,179,000 ($111.00)
    Regular Highways: $417,000 ($21.24)
    Other: $253,000 ($12.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $109,000 ($5.55)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $52,000 ($2.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $25,000 ($1.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,181,000 ($60.16)
    Rents: $425,000 ($21.65)
    Interest Earnings: $414,000 ($21.09)
    Special Assessments: $154,000 ($7.85)
    Sale of Property: $110,000 ($5.60)
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000 ($2.95)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,362,000 ($120.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,353,000 ($119.87)
    Other: $86,000 ($4.38)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($0.56)
  • Tax - Property: $7,222,000 ($367.91)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,210,000 ($61.64)
    Other Selective Sales: $899,000 ($45.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $334,000 ($17.01)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $74,000 ($3.77)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $19,000 ($0.97)
    Other: $6,000 ($0.31)
    Other License: $4,000 ($0.20)

Blythe government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,403,000 ($2771.42)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,230,000 ($2711.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,173,000 ($59.76)

Blythe government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,247,000 ($114.47)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,815,000 ($245.29)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,069,000 ($512.94)

6.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($452 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Bernardino County, CA  1.31% ($51,234 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.23% ($57,313)
from Orange County, CA  1.00% ($64,976)


5.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,625 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
California average:

5.21%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($480 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.05%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to San Bernardino County, CA  1.11% ($44,347 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.77% ($46,622)
to Orange County, CA  0.71% ($58,801)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Blythe fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 53Number of bridges
  • 686ft / 209mTotal length
  • $892,000Total costs
  • 1,012,788Total average daily traffic
  • 129,722Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,303,204Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blythe, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 221960-1969
  • 241970-1979
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: 83 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Blythe, CA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 107 (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: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 131 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blythe)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (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 in Blythe, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Blythe, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 18 took place in 2013, and the least - 1 in 2008. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Blythe, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (36.4%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (28.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Blythe, CA
    • 3936.4%Outside Fires
    • 3028.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2624.3%Structure Fires
    • 1211.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blythe, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Blythe, California:

  • Super 8 Motel Blythe, 550 W Donlon St, Blythe, California 92225 , Phone: (760) 922-8881, Fax: (760) 922-9572
  • Motel 6, 500 W Donlon, Blythe, California 92225 , Phone: (760) 922-6666
  • Quality Inn Blythe, 600 W Donlon St, Blythe, California 92225 , Phone: (760) 921-2300, Fax: (760) 921-2307
  • Hampton Inn Blythe, 900 W Hobsonway, Blythe, California 92225 , Phone: (760) 922-9000, Fax: (760) 922-9011
  • M-Star Inn & Suites, 1781 E Hobsonway, Blythe, California 92225 , Phone: (760) 922-3334, Fax: (760) 922-5823
  • Comfort Suites, 700 W Donlon, Blythe, California 92225 , Phone: (760) 921-2626, Fax: (760) 921-2622
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 2011 E Donlon St, Blythe, California 92225 , Phone: (800) 426-7866, Fax: (760) 921-8002
  • Red Roof Inn # 488, 850 W Hobsonway, Blythe, California 92225 , Phone: (800) 733-7663, Fax: (760) 922-8422
  • Best Western Sahara, 825 W Hobsonway, Blythe, California 92225 , Phone: (760) 922-7105, Fax: (760) 922-5836
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Blythe, California
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blythe, CA
  • 55.9%Utility gas
  • 39.3%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Solar energy
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blythe, CA
  • 55.1%Electricity
  • 41.7%Utility gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood


Blythe compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Blythe on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes) (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married males and females (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 males never married)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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