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Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.

The community was named for the peaks on the Arizona side of the Colorado River

The latitude of Needles is 34.848N. The longitude is -114.613W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 495 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,276.


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Median household income
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$26,108
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Needles demographic reports
Needles is on the Arizona border
Founded as a stop on the Santa Fe Railroad
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 35. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.7 per 1,000 people.
Needles received national attention for 1992 death of comedian Sam Kinison, in a car crash
Filming location for:
· 2007 movie, "Into the Wild"
Nearby parks & recreation: Mojave National Preserve, Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, Topock Gorge, Moabi Regional Park
Historic sites and museums: Goffs Schoolhouse

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16% of Needles residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Needles ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Needles was $15,156, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Needles residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Needles, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $372.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $786.


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Libraries in Needles include Needles Branch Library ... View libraries

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San Bernardino County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Needles political report.

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The average commute time for Needles workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Needles include Best Value Inn Needles, Best Western Colorado River In, Best Western Royal Inn, Days Inn, Motel 6, Travellers Inn - Needle.

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