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Overview

Introduction to Blythe, California

Blythe, California, in Riverside County, is 61 miles N of Yuma, Arizona (center to center) and 145 miles W of Phoenix, Arizona. The city is located in the Riverside - San Bernardino metropolitan area. 

Blythe History

The city of Blythe was named in the honor of Thomas Blythe who was instrumental in establishing primary water rights for the region on the Colorado River in 1877. This eventually led to the settlement of the valley and Blythe was incorporated in 1916.

Blythe and nearby Attractions

  • Blythe Municipal Golf Course
  • Giant Desert Figures
  • Hauser Geode Beds
  • Opal Hill Mine

Things To Do In Blythe

Blythe functions as a stopover city for tourists because of its location between Phoenix and Los Angeles. There are seven parks in the city which provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. The city also has an excellent golf course.

Blythe Transportation

The nearest major airport is the Yuma International.

Blythe Higher Education

Palo Verde College is a nearby resource for higher education.

People

Total Population 19,839
Male Share of the Population 68.2%
Female Share of the Population 31.8%
Senior Citizens 9.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,890
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 35%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,374
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,591
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,260

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,009
% Above Poverty Level 75.6%
% Below Poverty Level 24.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $722
Median House Value $122,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 75.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 3.7%
Irish 4.8%

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

Blythe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles N of Yuma, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 145 miles W of Phoenix, Arizona
County Riverside
Standard Zip Codes 92225, 92280
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92226
Phone Area Codes 760
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.61
Longitude -114.595

Blythe 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 BLYTHE
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 67 F
Apr Temp 54 to 87 F
Jul Temp 77 to 109 F
Oct Temp 57 to 89 F
Annual Precip 3.9 inches
Station BLYTHE AP
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 67 F
Apr Temp 56 to 86 F
Jul Temp 80 to 107 F
Oct Temp 60 to 88 F
Annual Precip 4 inches
Station EHRENBERG 2 E
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 67 F
Apr Temp 57 to 86 F
Jul Temp 81 to 108 F
Oct Temp 62 to 89 F
Annual Precip 4.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Blythe, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mesa Verde (92225)

Ripley (92225)

Vidal (92280)

Vidal Junction (92280)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Blythe Public Libraries

Library
Palo Verde Valley Library District
125 W. CHANSLORWAY
Blythe, California
(760) 922-5371
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Blythe Hospitals

PALO VERDE HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
250 NORTH FIRST STREET
(760) 922-4115
Emergency Service: Yes

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Blythe High Schools

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PALO VERDE HIGH
667 N. LOVEKIN BLVD.
760-922-7148
A Title I School.
Serves 927 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

TWIN PALMS CONTINUATION
190 N. FIFTH ST.
760-922-4884
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 64 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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