Brawley, California Population 2022

26,708
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Brawley is a city located in Imperial County California. With a 2020 population of 26,708, it is the 288th largest city in California and the 1721st largest city in the United States. Brawley is currently growing at a rate of 0.55% annually and its population has increased by 1.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,416 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Brawley has a population density of 3,290 people per square mile.

The average household income in Brawley is $59,481 with a poverty rate of 31.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $840 per month, and the median house value is $214,900. The median age in Brawley is 30.6 years, 31.8 years for males, and 29.8 years for females.

Brawley Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brawleywas:

  • White: 75.58%
  • Other race: 12.19%
  • Two or more races: 9.30%
  • Native American: 1.39%
  • Black or African American: 0.96%
  • Asian: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of Brawley, California is 26,708 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,416.

Brawley, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,60675.58%
Black or African American2490.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native3601.39%
Asian980.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander530.20%
Some Other Race3,16312.19%
Two or More Races2,4139.30%
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Brawley Population by Race

Brawley Population Pyramid 2022

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Brawley Median Age

29.1


Total

28


Male

29.3


Female

Brawley Adults

There are 17,291 adults, (2,998 of whom are seniors) in Brawley.

Brawley Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Brawley Sex Ratio

Female

13,565

52.29%

Male

12,377

47.71%

Brawley Population by Age

Brawley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brawley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.9%29.1%
All52.9%47.1%
Non Family45.2%54.8%
Male35.7%64.3%
Female29.4%70.6%

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brawley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,9573.7152.9
Married3,2164.5570.9
Male5774.2435.7
Female1,4844.5529.4
Non Family1,6801.1945.2

4.42

Average Family Size

3.71

Average Household Size

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Brawley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,57317.43%
9th to 12th Grade1,4419.76%
High School Graduate3,34622.67%
Some College3,94326.72%
Associates Degree1,2458.44%
Bachelors Degree1,64311.13%
Graduate Degree5683.85%
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Brawley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brawley Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian735442
White2,9072,8791,192
2+ Races1,043672210
Hispanic11,3587,471932
Other Race1,9261,171115
Black1651634
Native American216138

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 99.04%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.53%.

Brawley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,679$40,698$22,863
Less Than 9th Grade$20,241$36,366$10,640
High School Graduate$21,466$30,577$16,769
Some College$36,566$51,458$26,885
Bachelors Degree$50,298$55,163$50,253
Graduate Degree$71,863$94,464$50,288

$30,679

Average Earnings

$40,698

Average Male

$22,863

Average Female

Brawley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brawley Language by Age

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Brawley Language

33.06% of Brawley residents speak only English, while 66.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 66.06% of the population.

Brawley Language

Brawley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander533667.92%
Hispanic21,6397,85236.29%
Multiple2,38885835.93%
Native360308.33%
White3,5172426.88%
Black24562.45%
Other618NaN%

31.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.88%

Male Poverty Rate

34.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brawley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brawley is Islander, with 67.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brawley is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.17%.

Brawley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.34%
High School28.48%
Some College15.72%
Bachelors or Greater4.44%

Brawley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.01%
Male Unemployed24.71%
Female Employed13.26%
Female Unemployed44.65%

Brawley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brawley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,177$65,255
Families$44,223$67,800
Married Families$64,884-
Non Families$50,747$53,406
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Income by Household Type

Brawley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Brawley Married by Age and Sex

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Brawley 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 55-64.

Brawley Marital Status by Race

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Brawley Marital Status

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697

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War185
First Gulf War146
Vietnam138
Korea60
World War II19

Brawley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3471
35 to 54228
55 to 64130
65 to 74107
75+161

Brawley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4923.84%
Black9250.27%
Other Race532.22%
2+ Races603.84%
Hispanic3002.19%

Brawley Veterans by Race

Brawley Veterans by Education

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2.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brawley Veterans by Education

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53.3%

Labor Force Participation

41.2%

Employment Rate

22.5%

Unemployment Rate

Brawley Employment by Age

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Brawley Employment by Race

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Brawley 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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63.39%

Born in Brawley

73.41%

Native Born

26.59%

Foreign Born

15.08%

Non Citizen

11.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.41% of Brawley residents were born in the United States, with 63.39% having been born in California. 15.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Brawley Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19108810.00%
19205,3894,50819.85%
193010,4395,0506.84%
194011,7181,2791.16%
195011,9222040.17%
196012,7037810.64%
197013,7461,0430.79%
198014,9461,2000.84%
199018,9233,9772.39%
200022,0523,1291.54%
201024,9532,9011.24%
201125,0991460.59%
201225,2451460.58%
201325,3911460.58%
201425,5371460.58%
201525,6831460.57%
201625,8291460.57%
201725,9751460.57%
201826,1211460.56%
201926,2671460.56%
202026,4161490.57%
202126,5621460.55%
202226,7081460.55%

Brawley Population by Year