Blythe is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 19,208 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Blythe is the 302nd largest community in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Blythe is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Blythe is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blythe who work in office and administrative support (12.37%), law enforcement and fire fighting (10.10%), and sales jobs (9.73%).
One of the benefits of Blythe is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.21 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The population of Blythe has a very low overall level of education: only 8.33% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Blythe in 2010 was $14,283, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,132 for a family of four. However, Blythe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Blythe is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Blythe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Blythe, accounting for 52.98% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Blythe residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Blythe include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
In addition, Blythe has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.98%).
The most common language spoken in Blythe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.