Blythe, California Population 2024

17,388

Blythe is a city located in Riverside County California. Blythe has a 2024 population of 17,388. Blythe is currently growing at a rate of 0.09% annually but its population has decreased by -3.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,020 in 2020.

The average household income in Blythe is $68,862 with a poverty rate of 22.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Blythe is 35.4 years, 36.4 years for males, and 32 years for females.

Blythe Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Blythe was:

  • White: 38.34%
  • Other race: 33.81%
  • Black or African American: 11.81%
  • Two or more races: 11.32%
  • Asian: 2.48%
  • Native American: 1.86%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.37%
Land Area (mi²)
26.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
653.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.51% (-632)
The current population of Blythe, California is 17,388 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,020.

Blythe, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,88238.34%
Other race6,06833.81%
Black or African American2,12011.81%
Two or more races2,03211.32%
Asian4462.48%
Native American3341.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander670.37%
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White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Blythe Population by Race

Blythe Population Pyramid 2024

Blythe Median Age

35.4

Total

36.4

Male

32

Female

Blythe Adults

There are 14,202 adults, (1,851 of whom are seniors) in Blythe.

Blythe Age Dependency

45.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Blythe Sex Ratio

Female6,20234.55%
Male11,74765.45%

Blythe Population by Age

Blythe Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,2272.875644
Married1,8153.2776.423.6
Non Family1,2111.244060
Female9103.8339.860.2
Male2914.146.753.3
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3.39

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Blythe Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Blythe Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blythe Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.01%.

Blythe Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,024

Average Earnings

$36,505

Average Male

$30,783

Average Female

Blythe Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blythe Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Blythe Language

56.16% of Blythe residents speak only English, while 43.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 40.21% of the population.

Blythe Language

Blythe Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,0521,65223.43%
Other4,5681,38630.34%
White3,36845213.42%
Black1,01042041.58%
Multiple1,42925717.98%
Asian29717458.59%
Native19852.53%
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22.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.01%

Male Poverty Rate

25.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blythe

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blythe is Asian, with 58.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blythe is Native, with 2.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.48%.

Blythe Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School18.62%
Less Than 9th Grade18.44%
Bachelors or Greater16.95%
Some College13.48%
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Blythe Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed27.45%
Male Unemployed23.08%
Female Employed9.76%
Male Employed8.78%
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Blythe Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blythe Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Blythe Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Blythe Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Blythe Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Blythe Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Blythe Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

559

Number of Veterans

547

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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Blythe Veterans by War

count

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Blythe Veterans by Age

count

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Blythe Veterans by Race

Blythe Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blythe Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

33.6%

Labor Force Participation

31%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Blythe Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Blythe Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Blythe Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.53%

Born in Blythe

81.22%

Native Born

18.78%

Foreign Born

12.2%

Non Citizen

6.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.22% of Blythe residents were born in the United States, with 65.53% having been born in California. 12.2% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Blythe Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,463150.09%
202817,448150.09%
202717,433150.09%
202617,418150.09%
202517,403150.09%
202417,388150.09%
202317,373150.09%
202217,358150.09%
202117,343-677-3.76%
202018,020-1,654-8.41%
201919,674-269-1.35%
201819,9432731.39%
201719,670-80-0.41%
201619,7505682.96%
201519,182-55-0.29%
201419,237-603-3.04%
201319,840-807-3.91%
201220,6473371.66%
201120,310-278-1.35%
201020,5881250.61%
200020,46312,035142.8%
19908,4281,62323.85%
19806,805-242-3.43%
19707,0471,02417%
19606,0231,93447.3%
19504,0891,73473.63%
19402,3551,335130.88%
19301,020-602-37.11%
19201,622
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Blythe Population by Year