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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Needleswas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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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.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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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.