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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,486
Male Share of the Population65.4%
Female Share of the Population34.6%
Senior Citizens10%
Employed Population 16+5,175
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married34.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.8%
Median Earnings25+$32,569
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,519
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,896

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,250
% Above Poverty Level73.8%
% Below Poverty Level26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone33.3%
Median Gross Rent$720
Median House Value$134,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)74.3%
German7%
Irish5.5%
English3.2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Italian1.6%
Scottish1.5%
African1.4%
Dutch1.1%
Norwegian1.1%
Polish0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Greek0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Arab0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Russian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Basque0.1%
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Blythe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Riverside County, San Bernardino County
Standard Zip Codes92225, 92280
P.O. Box Zip Codes92226
Phone Area Codes760
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.6
Approximate Longitude-114.58

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)

StationBLYTHE
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp40 to 67 F
Apr Temp54 to 87 F
Jul Temp77 to 109 F
Oct Temp57 to 89 F
Annual Precip3.9 inches
StationBLYTHE AP
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp42 to 67 F
Apr Temp56 to 86 F
Jul Temp80 to 107 F
Oct Temp60 to 88 F
Annual Precip4 inches
StationEHRENBERG 2 E
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp43 to 67 F
Apr Temp57 to 86 F
Jul Temp81 to 108 F
Oct Temp62 to 89 F
Annual Precip4.3 inches

Blythe Public Libraries

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

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Blythe Hospitals

Palo Verde Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
250 North First Street

Blythe Public Schools

Blythe District Preschool
295 E. Chanslor Way
ZIP: 92225
Blythe Middle
825 N. Lovekin Blvd.
ZIP: 92225
Other
Total Enrollment 255
Felix J. Appleby Elementary
10321 Vernon Ave
ZIP: 92225
Primary
Total Enrollment 665
Margaret White Elementary
610 N. Brd.way
ZIP: 92225
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Palo Verde High
667 N. Lovekin Blvd.
ZIP: 92225
High
Total Enrollment 875
Palo Verde Valley Community Day
811 W. Chanslorway
ZIP: 92225
High
Ruth Brown Elementary
241 N. Seventh Ave.
ZIP: 92225
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
Twin Palms Continuation
811 W. Chanslor Way
ZIP: 92225
High
Total Enrollment 108

Blythe Private Schools

Escuela De La Raza Unida
137 N Broadway
ZIP: 92225
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
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