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 construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Needles who work in office and administrative support (18.65%), sales jobs (10.49%), and maintenance occupations (7.10%).
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.
As is often the case in a small city, Needles doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Needles, just 8.93% 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 $19,001, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,004 for a family of four. However, Needles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Needles is a very 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 22.12% 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 Chinese.