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Overview

Introduction to Brawley, California

Brawley, California, in Imperial County, is 55 miles W of Yuma, Arizona (center to center) and 96 miles E of San Diego, California

Brawley History

The city of Brawley was incorporated in the year 1908. Initially, it was just a "tent city" of only 100 persons involved in railroads and the earliest onset of agriculture. The city had a population of 11,922 in the year 1950. The population growth was rather slow during the 1960s to the early 1990s. Recent developments in the city have made it a chief cattle raising center in California.

Brawley and nearby Attractions

  • Brawley Parks
  • Hinojosa Park
  • Meserve Park
  • Abe Gonzalez Park
  • Guadalupe Park
  • Alyce Gereaux Park

Things To Do In Brawley

Brawley is full of open spaces and parks, which are great places to hang out with family members or friends. The recreation departments and parks organize a variety of programs and events for adults as well as children. The local restaurants and cafes are ideal places to enjoy the culinary delights of the region.

Brawley Transportation

Yuma Mcas/ Yuma International is the nearest major airport that serves the city.

Brawley Higher Education

The city is served by Imperial valley college.

People

Total Population 25,656
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 8,172
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 44.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13%
Median Earnings25+ $30,921
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,486
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,318

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,795
% Above Poverty Level 74.8%
% Below Poverty Level 25.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.9%
Median Gross Rent $746
Median House Value $143,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 86.8%
US/American 0%
English 2.1%
Irish 2.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brawley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles W of Yuma, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles E of San Diego, California
County Imperial
Standard Zip Codes 92227
Phone Area Codes 760
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.978
Longitude -115.529

Brawley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BRAWLEY 2 SW
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 70 F
Apr Temp 52 to 86 F
Jul Temp 74 to 107 F
Oct Temp 58 to 91 F
Annual Precip 3.1 inches
Station IMPERIAL
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 69 F
Apr Temp 54 to 85 F
Jul Temp 75 to 105 F
Oct Temp 60 to 89 F
Annual Precip 3 inches
Station HAYFIELD PUMPING PLANT
Distance 50.3 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 66 F
Apr Temp 52 to 82 F
Jul Temp 73 to 104 F
Oct Temp 55 to 87 F
Annual Precip 4.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Calexico 39,601 $39,953
Calipatria 7,557 $30,648
El Centro 43,570 $45,743
Holtville 6,172 $28,850
Imperial 16,215 $80,350
Westmorland 1,750 $33,179

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brawley Public Libraries

Library
Brawley Public Library
400 MAIN ST.
Brawley, California
(760) 344-1891

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Brawley Hospitals

PIONEERS MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
207 W LEGION ROAD
(760) 351-3333
Emergency Service: Yes

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Brawley High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

BRAWLEY HIGH
480 N. IMPERIAL AVE.
760-312-6085
A Title I School.
Serves 1,729 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.9

DESERT VALLEY HIGH (CONT.)
104 WEST MAGNOLIA
760-344-3005
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.4

RENAISSANCE (COMMUNITY DAY)
190 MAGNOLIA AVE.
760-312-5819
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 18 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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