Brawley, California Population 2021

26,337
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Brawley is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 26,337, it is the 264th largest city in California and the 1466th largest city in the United States. Brawley is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually and its population has increased by 5.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,953 in 2010. Brawley reached it's highest population of 26,337 in 2021. Spanning over 8 miles, Brawley has a population density of 3,244 people per square mile.

The average household income in Brawley is $59,481 with a poverty rate of 33.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $828 per month, and the median house value is $188,900. The median age in Brawley is 30.6 years, 31.8 years for males, and 29.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males.

Brawley Demographics

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

  • White: 82.60%
  • Other race: 8.69%
  • Two or more races: 5.81%
  • Black or African American: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.42%
  • Asian: 0.40%
The current population of Brawley, California is 26,337, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,172.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,953.

Brawley, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,53982.60%
Some Other Race2,2658.69%
Two or More Races1,5155.81%
Black or African American3721.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native1710.66%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1100.42%
Asian1040.40%
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Brawley Population by Race

Brawley Population Pyramid 2021

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Brawley Median Age

30.6


Total

31.8


Male

29.8


Female

Brawley Adults

There are 17,257 adults, (3,228 of whom are seniors) in Brawley.

Brawley Age Dependency

85.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

62.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Brawley Sex Ratio

Female

13,443

51.55%

Male

12,633

48.45%

Brawley Population by Age

Brawley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brawley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.3%33.7%
All52.5%47.5%
Male49%51%
Non Family44.1%55.9%
Female31.4%68.6%

52.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brawley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,8873.7752.5
Married3,2664.2466.3
Non Family1,5181.1844.1
Female1,4315.0831.4
Male6724.5349

4.33

Average Family Size

3.77

Average Household Size

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Brawley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,25914.80%
9th to 12th Grade1,93712.69%
High School Graduate3,74624.54%
Some College4,30028.17%
Associates Degree1,2408.12%
Bachelors Degree1,3628.92%
Graduate Degree4202.75%
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Brawley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brawley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic11,7657,849872
White2,7612,580789
Other Race1,388967167
Multiple Races57845580
Black29929856
Native American10267
Asian815818
Islander3939

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.58%.

Brawley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,865$38,391$21,817
Less Than High School$17,589$33,571$12,897
High School Grad$20,770$28,627$17,051
Some College$31,423$43,720$26,511
Bachelors Degree$38,507$46,172$27,500
Graduate Degree$70,149$81,175$50,577

$27,865

Average Earnings

$38,391

Average Male

$21,817

Average Female

Brawley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brawley Language by Age

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Brawley Language

33.03% of Brawley residents speak only English, while 66.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 66.01% of the population.

Brawley Language

Brawley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic21,7448,23837.89%
Multiple1,49553535.79%
Other2,20244220.07%
White3,16535311.15%
Black36811029.89%
Native1718247.95%
Islander1107265.45%

33.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.32%

Male Poverty Rate

36.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brawley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brawley is Islander, with 65.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brawley is White, with 11.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.12%.

Brawley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.18%
High School33.21%
Some College20.83%
Bachelors or Greater8.04%

Brawley Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed66.16%
Male Unemployed37.52%
Female Employed18.50%
Male Employed14.56%

Brawley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brawley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,326$59,481
Families$44,784$61,527
Married Families$60,000-
Non Families$26,711$44,236
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Income by Household Type

Brawley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

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 45-54.

Brawley Marital Status by Race

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Brawley Marital Status

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885

Number of Veterans

760

Male Veterans

125

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War211
Vietnam207
First Gulf War181
World War II112
Korea43

Brawley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+218
35 to 54215
55 to 64156
65 to 74152
18 to 34144

Brawley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6624.62%
Hispanic4423.24%
Black8928.34%
Other845.00%
2 or More396.32%
Indian118.80%

Brawley Veterans by Race

Brawley Veterans by Education

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9.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brawley Veterans by Education

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52.3%

Labor Force Participation

42.9%

Employment Rate

18%

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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64.02%

Born in California

74.03%

Native Born

25.97%

Foreign Born

13.55%

Non Citizen

12.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.03% of Brawley residents were born in the United States, with 64.02% having been born in California. 13.55% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,337550.21%
202026,282550.21%
201926,227550.21%
201826,172-45-0.17%
201726,2171670.64%
201626,0503221.25%
201525,728680.27%
201425,6601410.55%
201325,519460.18%
201225,4732470.98%
201125,2261880.75%
201025,0382,9861.28%
200022,0523,1291.54%
199018,9233,9772.39%
198014,9461,2000.84%
197013,7461,0430.79%
196012,7037810.64%
195011,9222040.17%
194011,7181,2791.16%
193010,4395,0506.84%
19205,3894,50819.85%
19108810.00%

Brawley Population by Year