Blythe, CA

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Population

19,486

0.961% decline

Poverty Rate

26.2%


Median Age

37.4


Median Household Income

$39,840

1.5% decline

Number of Employees

5,397

2.42% decline

Median Property Value

$134,000

6.1% growth

About

In 2017, Blythe, CA had a population of 19.5k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $39,840. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Blythe, CA declined from 19,675 to 19,486, a -0.961% decrease and its median household income declined from $40,448 to $39,840, a -1.5% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blythe, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (26.8%), White (Hispanic) (26.6%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (25.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.6%), and Two or More Races (Hispanic) (2.65%). N/A% of the people in Blythe, CA speak a non-English language, and 89.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Blythe, CA are Palo Verde College (603 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Blythe, CA is $134,000, and the homeownership rate is 53.3%. Most people in Blythe, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Blythe, CA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Blythe, CA employs 5.4k people. The largest industries in Blythe, CA are Public Administration (1,042 people), Retail Trade (676 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (534 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($80,893), Utilities ($74,432), and Public Administration ($61,188).

Median household income in Blythe, CA is $39,840. Males in Blythe, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Blythe, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,840

2017 value

± $2,712

-1.5%

1 Year Growth

± 11.2%

Households in Blythe, CA have a median annual income of $39,840, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,448 in 2016, which represents a -1.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Blythe, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 461.03

  2. Census Tract 470

  3. Census Tract 461.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blythe, CA was Census Tract 461.03 with a value of $70,734, followed by Census Tract 470 and Census Tract 461.01, with respective values of $50,331 and $41,016.

The following map shows all of the places in Blythe, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blythe, CA (3.49k out of 13.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    2,233 ± 371

  2. Other

    1,828 ± 349

  3. White

    924 ± 200

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Blythe, CA is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.4k

2017 Value

± 493

-2.42%

1 Year decline

± 13.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blythe, CA declined at a rate of -2.42%, from 5.53k employees to 5.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blythe, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (831 people), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (515 people), and Management Occupations (465 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blythe, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Blythe, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (831 people), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (515 people), and Management Occupations (465 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Blythe, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (9.88 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.68 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Blythe, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($81,089), Protective Service Occupations ($81,008), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,659).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.4k

2017 Value

± 493

-2.42%

1 Year decline

± 13.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blythe, CA declined at a rate of -2.42%, from 5.53k employees to 5.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blythe, CA, are Public Administration (1,042 people), Retail Trade (676 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (534 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blythe, CA, though some of these residents may live in Blythe, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Blythe, CA, by number of employees, are Public Administration (1,042 people), Retail Trade (676 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (534 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Blythe, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.09 times higher than expected), Public Administration (4.14 times), and Utilities (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Blythe, CA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($80,893), Utilities ($74,432), and Public Administration ($61,188).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.3% of the population of Blythe, CA has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 32.9% on Medicaid, 7.25% on Medicare, 8.46% on non-group plans, and 0.525% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Blythe, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Blythe, CA see 2380 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.41% decrease from the previous year (2414 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2003 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 576 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,380 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Riverside County, CA see an average of 2,380 patients per year. This represents a 1.41% decrease from the previous year (2,414 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Riverside County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.7%

Uninsured

38.1%

Employer Coverage

32.9%

Medicaid

7.25%

Medicare

8.46%

Non-Group

0.525%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blythe, CA declined by 10% from 14.1% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Blythe, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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Diversity

Blythe, CA is home to a population of 19.5k people, from which 89.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.3% of Blythe, CA residents were born outside of the country (3.18k people).

In 2017, there were 1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.21k people) in Blythe, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.19k White (Hispanic) and 4.97k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Blythe, CA was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Blythe, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Blythe, CA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.18k people

17.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.46k people

As of 2017, 16.3% of Blythe, CA residents (3.18k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Blythe, CA was 17.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

89.6%

2017 Citizenship

88.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.6% of Blythe, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Blythe, CA was 88.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blythe, CA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    5.21k ± 458

  2. White (Hispanic)

    5.19k ± 534

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    4.97k ± 644

In 2017, there were 1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.21k people) in Blythe, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.19k White (Hispanic) and 4.97k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Blythe, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    194 ± 69

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    171 ± 85

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    160 ± 62

Blythe, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Blythe, CA awarded 603 degrees. The student population of Blythe, CA is skewed towards men, with 3,363 male students and 678 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Blythe, CA are Hispanic or Latino (288 and 47.8%), followed by White (188 and 31.2%), Black or African American (87 and 14.4%), and Asian (20 and 3.32%).

The largest universities in Blythe, CA by number of degrees awarded are Palo Verde College (603 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Blythe, CA are Substance Abuse Counseling (150 and 24.9%), Information Technology (71 and 11.8%), and Humanistic Studies (54 and 8.96%).

The median tuition costs in Blythe, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 138 degrees awarded

  2. 69 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Blythe, CA was Substance Abuse Counseling with 138 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Blythe, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

603 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Blythe, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Palo Verde College with 603 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

445

Degrees Awarded to Men

158

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 445 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Blythe, CA, which is 2.82 times more than the 158 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    288 degrees awarded

  2. White

    188 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    87 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Blythe, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 288 degrees mean that there were 1.53 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 188 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blythe, CA was $134,000 in 2017, which is 0.583 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $126,300 to $134,000, a 6.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Blythe, CA is 53.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Blythe, CA have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Blythe, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$134,000

2017 Median

± $15,532

$126,300

2016 Median

± $12,494

In 2017, the median property value in Blythe, CA grew to to $134,000 from the previous year's value of $126,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Blythe, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Blythe, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$39,840

Median Household Income

± $2,712

5.09k

Number of Households

± 439

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.09k households in Blythe, CA declined from $39,840 from the previous year's value of $40,448.

The following chart displays the households in Blythe, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Blythe, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Blythe, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

53.3%

2017 Homeownership

51.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.3% of the housing units in Blythe, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Blythe, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blythe, CA have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.97% of the workforce in Blythe, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Carpooled

    12%

  3. Walked

    3.59%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Blythe, CA was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (12%) and those who Walked (3.59%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Blythe, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Blythe, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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