Blythe, California Population 2021

19,118
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Blythe is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 19,118, it is the 305th largest city in California and the 1926th largest city in the United States. Blythe is currently declining at a rate of -1.45% annually and its population has decreased by -8.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,817 in 2010. Blythe reached it's highest population of 20,659 in 2012. Spanning over 27 miles, Blythe has a population density of 719 people per square mile.

The average household income in Blythe is $62,701 with a poverty rate of 25.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $769 per month, and the median house value is $150,000. The median age in Blythe is 35.2 years, 35.1 years for males, and 35.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 200.9 males.

Blythe Demographics

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

  • White: 51.29%
  • Other race: 26.22%
  • Black or African American: 11.24%
  • Two or more races: 7.71%
  • Asian: 2.42%
  • Native American: 0.81%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.31%
The current population of Blythe, California is 19,118, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,964.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,817.

Blythe, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,07451.29%
Some Other Race5,15026.22%
Black or African American2,20811.24%
Two or More Races1,5157.71%
Asian4762.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native1590.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander610.31%
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Blythe Population by Race

Blythe Population Pyramid 2021

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Blythe Median Age

35.2


Total

35.1


Male

35.4


Female

Blythe Adults

There are 15,541 adults, (1,919 of whom are seniors) in Blythe.

Blythe Age Dependency

44.2

Age Dependency Ratio

14.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Blythe Sex Ratio

Female

6,529

33.24%

Male

13,114

66.76%

Blythe Population by Age

Blythe Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Blythe Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.6%30.4%
All53%47%
Male51.2%48.8%
Non Family44.3%55.7%
Female33.9%66.1%

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Blythe Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,9222.6953
Married1,9813.469.6
Non Family1,7771.1644.3
Female8753.933.9
Male2893.6951.2

3.45

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

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Blythe Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,37310.11%
9th to 12th Grade2,48918.32%
High School Graduate3,85228.36%
Some College3,73027.46%
Associates Degree1,0857.99%
Bachelors Degree6955.12%
Graduate Degree3592.64%
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Blythe Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blythe Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic6,9364,072289
White4,1023,676458
Other Race2,8901,815143
Black1,7281,294128
Multiple Races52741566
Asian387325134
Native American146867
Islander6157

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 93.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 34.63%.

Blythe Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,477$40,387$27,958
Less Than High School$18,151$18,730$17,543
High School Grad$35,744$41,066$29,500
Some College$40,493$45,855$32,650
Bachelors Degree$50,938$50,385$55,714
Graduate Degree$75,536$95,000$

$32,477

Average Earnings

$40,387

Average Male

$27,958

Average Female

Blythe Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blythe Language by Age

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Blythe Language

57.04% of Blythe residents speak only English, while 42.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.43% of the population.

Blythe Language

Blythe Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,5512,31330.63%
Other4,8251,68935.01%
White3,99064016.04%
Multiple1,24254744.04%
Black99826826.85%
Native742939.19%

25.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.09%

Male Poverty Rate

30.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blythe

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blythe is Multiple, with 44.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blythe is White, with 16.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.97%.

Blythe Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.61%
High School19.86%
Bachelors or Greater15.90%
Some College15.05%

Blythe Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed58.05%
Male Unemployed35.32%
Female Employed13.82%
Male Employed8.18%

Blythe Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blythe Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,385$62,701
Families$55,024$71,087
Married Families$77,670-
Non Families$22,516$45,354
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Income by Household Type

Blythe Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Blythe Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Blythe Marital Status

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753

Number of Veterans

738

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam187
Second Gulf War186
First Gulf War139
Korea27
World War II

Blythe Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54258
55 to 64146
65 to 74130
75+118
18 to 34101

Blythe Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4595.14%
Hispanic1812.22%
Black1085.46%
Other1013.04%
2 or More578.35%
Asian163.80%
Indian127.95%

Blythe Veterans by Race

Blythe Veterans by Education

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5.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blythe Veterans by Education

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35.5%

Labor Force Participation

32.6%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Blythe Employment by Age

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Blythe Employment by Race

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Blythe Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.18%

Born in California

83.18%

Native Born

16.82%

Foreign Born

10.58%

Non Citizen

6.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.18% of Blythe residents were born in the United States, with 67.18% having been born in California. 10.58% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,118-282-1.45%
202019,400-282-1.43%
201919,682-282-1.41%
201819,9642591.31%
201719,705-81-0.41%
201619,7865843.04%
201519,202-66-0.34%
201419,268-600-3.02%
201319,868-791-3.83%
201220,6593651.80%
201120,294-275-1.34%
201020,5691060.05%
200020,46312,0359.28%
19908,4281,6232.16%
19806,805-242-0.35%
19707,0471,0241.58%
19606,0231,9343.95%
19504,0891,7345.67%
19402,3551,3358.73%
19301,020-602-4.53%
19201,6220.00%

Blythe Population by Year