Needles, California Population 2022

4,949
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Needles is a city located in San Bernardino County California. Needles has a 2020 population of 4,949. Needles is currently growing at a rate of 0.18% annually and its population has increased by 0.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,931 in 2010.

The average household income in Needles is $50,270 with a poverty rate of 29.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $623 per month, and the median house value is $108,800. The median age in Needles is 42.7 years, 41 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Needles Demographics

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

  • White: 73.04%
  • Native American: 10.89%
  • Two or more races: 10.87%
  • Black or African American: 2.28%
  • Other race: 1.75%
  • Asian: 0.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of Needles, California is 4,949 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,931.

Needles, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,62273.04%
Black or African American1132.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native54010.89%
Asian480.97%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.20%
Some Other Race871.75%
Two or More Races53910.87%
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Needles Population by Race

Needles Population Pyramid 2022

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Needles Median Age

44.9


Total

44.5


Male

45.3


Female

Needles Adults

There are 3,718 adults, (865 of whom are seniors) in Needles.

Needles Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Needles Sex Ratio

Female

2,449

49.38%

Male

2,510

50.62%

Needles Population by Age

Needles Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Needles Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.3%18.7%
All56.4%43.6%
Male55.4%44.6%
Non Family34.7%65.3%
Female28.6%71.4%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Needles Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9592.5356.4
Married8872.9481.3
Male1483.7855.4
Female3083.628.6
Non Family6161.1134.7

3.05

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Needles Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade772.22%
9th to 12th Grade58016.72%
High School Graduate1,28437.01%
Some College95227.44%
Associates Degree1444.15%
Bachelors Degree2767.96%
Graduate Degree1564.50%
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Needles Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Needles Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian464444
Other Race636326
Black11311339
Native American26621053
Hispanic848636122
2+ Races43625458
White2,1781,788174
Islander1010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 95.65%.

Needles Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,118$32,857$26,359
Less Than 9th Grade$12,045$15,313$
High School Graduate$25,827$30,433$23,555
Some College$36,477$36,484$36,458
Bachelors Degree$44,655$$52,125
Graduate Degree$110,197$111,250$61,923

$30,118

Average Earnings

$32,857

Average Male

$26,359

Average Female

Needles Earnings by Educational Attainment

Needles Language by Age

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Needles Language

90.38% of Needles residents speak only English, while 9.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.28% of the population.

Needles Language

Needles Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,01884027.83%
Native54012422.96%
Asian48714.58%
Other16NaN%
Multiple53931859.00%
Hispanic1,22345837.45%

29.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.63%

Male Poverty Rate

31.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Needles

The race most likely to be in poverty in Needles is White, with 27.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Needles is Hispanic, with 37.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.91%.

Needles Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade53.88%
High School17.91%
Some College24.54%
Bachelors or Greater6.71%

Needles Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.98%
Male Unemployed30.85%
Female Employed15.91%
Female Unemployed65.52%

Needles Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Needles Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,265$52,089
Families$48,061$60,115
Married Families$51,161-
Non Families$17,093$31,373
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Income by Household Type

Needles Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Needles Married by Age and Sex

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Needles 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.

Needles Marital Status by Race

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Needles Marital Status

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324

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War41
First Gulf War34
Vietnam125
Korea10
World War II5

Needles Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3441
35 to 5460
55 to 6498
65 to 7471
75+54

Needles Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1796.64%
Black7061.95%
Native American165.18%
Other Race1517.24%
2+ Races449.73%
Hispanic606.76%

Needles Veterans by Race

Needles Veterans by Education

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5.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Needles Veterans by Education

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42%

Labor Force Participation

38%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Needles Employment by Age

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Needles Employment by Race

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Needles 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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52.63%

Born in Needles

98.27%

Native Born

1.73%

Foreign Born

0.87%

Non Citizen

0.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.27% of Needles residents were born in the United States, with 52.63% having been born in California. 0.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Needles Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19202,8070.00%
19303,1443371.14%
19403,6244801.43%
19504,0514271.12%
19604,5905391.26%
19704,051-539-1.24%
19804,120690.17%
19905,1911,0712.34%
20004,830-361-0.72%
20104,844140.03%
20114,85390.19%
20124,86290.19%
20134,87190.19%
20144,88090.18%
20154,88990.18%
20164,89890.18%
20174,90790.18%
20184,91690.18%
20194,92590.18%
20204,93160.12%
20214,94090.18%
20224,94990.18%

Needles Population by Year