Needles, California Population 2022

4,949
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Needles is a city located in San Bernardino County California. With a 2020 population of 4,949, it is the 645th largest city in California and the 6641st largest city in the United States. Needles is currently growing at a rate of 0.18% annually but its population has decreased by -0.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,959 in 2020. Spanning over 31 miles, Needles has a population density of 162 people per square mile.

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 - per month, and the median house value is -. 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 4,959.

Needles, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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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

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Needles Households and Families

3.05

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Needles Households by Type

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Needles Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Needles Educational Attainment by Race

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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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$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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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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Needles Poverty Rate by Education

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Needles Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Needles Income by Household Type

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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

Needles Veterans by War

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Needles Veterans by Age

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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

Needles Population by Year