Brawley, California Population 2024

27,500

Brawley is a city located in Imperial County California. Brawley has a 2024 population of 27,500. Brawley is currently growing at a rate of 1.17% annually and its population has increased by 4.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,414 in 2020.

The average household income in Brawley is $79,848 with a poverty rate of 23.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Brawley is 30.5 years, 30.2 years for males, and 31.3 years for females.

Brawley Demographics

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

  • White: 52.3%
  • Other race: 26.72%
  • Two or more races: 17.28%
  • Native American: 1.62%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Black or African American: 0.88%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,387.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.11% (1,086)
The current population of Brawley, California is 27,500 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,414.

Brawley, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,86452.3%
Other race7,08226.72%
Two or more races4,58217.28%
Native American4291.62%
Asian3201.21%
Black or African American2320.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brawley Population by Race

Brawley Population Pyramid 2024

Brawley Median Age

30.5

Total

30.2

Male

31.3

Female

Brawley Adults

There are 18,475 adults, (3,074 of whom are seniors) in Brawley.

Brawley Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Brawley Sex Ratio

Female13,08549.36%
Male13,42450.64%

Brawley Population by Age

Brawley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,5013.5153.146.9
Married3,2234.372.627.4
Non Family2,0401.245.254.8
Female1,4834.8630.969.1
Male7553.793565
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4.25

Average Family Size

3.51

Average Household Size

53.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brawley 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

Brawley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brawley Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.5%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.38%.

Brawley Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,561

Average Earnings

$51,458

Average Male

$29,828

Average Female

Brawley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brawley Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brawley Language

34.43% of Brawley residents speak only English, while 65.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 64.81% of the population.

Brawley Language

Brawley Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic22,3136,04927.11%
Other7,0231,30918.64%
Multiple4,53888919.59%
White3,4011715.03%
Asian319134.08%
Black22641.77%
Native42920.47%
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23.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.04%

Male Poverty Rate

25.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brawley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brawley is Hispanic, with 27.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brawley is Native, with 0.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.68%.

Brawley Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.93%
High School23.39%
Some College11.14%
Bachelors or Greater3.07%
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Brawley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed29.04%
Male Unemployed12.76%
Female Employed8.88%
Male Employed6.85%
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Brawley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brawley Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brawley Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Brawley Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Brawley Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Brawley Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brawley Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

568

Number of Veterans

514

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

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Brawley Veterans by War

count

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Brawley Veterans by Age

count

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Brawley Veterans by Race

Brawley Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brawley Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56%

Labor Force Participation

45.7%

Employment Rate

18.2%

Unemployment Rate

Brawley Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brawley Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brawley 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

64.31%

Born in Brawley

73.06%

Native Born

26.94%

Foreign Born

14.45%

Non Citizen

12.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.06% of Brawley residents were born in the United States, with 64.31% having been born in California. 14.45% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,0953191.11%
202828,7763191.12%
202728,4573191.13%
202628,1383191.15%
202527,8193191.16%
202427,5003191.17%
202327,1813191.19%
202226,8623191.2%
202126,5431290.49%
202026,4144271.64%
201925,987520.2%
201825,93530.01%
201725,932960.37%
201625,8362571%
201525,5791110.44%
201425,4681560.62%
201325,312490.19%
201225,263370.15%
201125,2261840.73%
201025,0422,99013.56%
200022,0523,12916.54%
199018,9233,97726.61%
198014,9461,2008.73%
197013,7461,0438.21%
196012,7037816.55%
195011,9222041.74%
194011,7181,27912.25%
193010,4395,05093.71%
19205,3894,508511.69%
1910881
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Brawley Population by Year