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

The community was named after Thomas Blythe, developer and financier

The latitude of Blythe is 33.610N. The longitude is -114.595W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 272 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,155.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$35,324
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Blythe demographic reports
Blythe is on the Colorado River, at the Arizona border
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Colorado River Fair - March 29-April 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Blythe web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Colorado River Recreation Area, Cibola National Wildlife Refuge
Historic sites and museums: Blythe Intaglios (Yuman rock carvings)
Colleges and universities: Palo Verde College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Blythe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Riverside County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Riverside-San Bernardino area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92225 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Blythe residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blythe ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blythe was $14,424, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Blythe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $400.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $999.


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Libraries in Blythe include Palo Verde Valley District Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Blythe include Palo Verde Valley Times

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Riverside County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blythe political report.

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The average commute time for Blythe workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Blythe between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Blythe include Best Value Inn Blythe, Best Western Sahara Motel, Blythe Super 8 Motel, Budget Host Motel Blythe, Comfort Suites, Days Inn Blythe, Hampton Inn Blythe, Holiday Inn Express, Motel 6, Regency Inn & Suites Blythe.

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