Needles is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 4,984 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Needles is the 516th largest community in California.
Needles is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Needles is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Needles who work in office and administrative support (23.88%), sales jobs (10.31%), and personal care services (9.09%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Needles is worth considering.
One of the benefits of Needles is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.97 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.
Being a small city, Needles does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Needles, just 9.54% 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 Needles in 2010 was $18,013, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,052 for a family of four. However, Needles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Needles is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Needles home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Needles residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Needles also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Needles include English, German, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Needles is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.