Blythe is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 19,630 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Blythe is the 302nd largest community in California.
Blythe is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Blythe is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Blythe who work in office and administrative support (15.40%), law enforcement and fire fighting (9.91%), and management occupations (8.62%).
One of the benefits of Blythe is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.19 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.
In Blythe, just 7.80% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Blythe in 2010 was $15,224, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,896 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 55.94% 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 German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Blythe's cultural character, accounting for 16.31% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Blythe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.