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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Blythe is approximately 12,155 (2000), 20817 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,904 (1990), 4513 (2010).
The amount of land area in Blythe is 9.926 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Blythe is 24.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Blythe to Washington DC is 2222 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 523 miles. (as the crow flies)
Blythe is positioned 33.60 degrees north of the equator and 114.59 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Blythe elevation is 267 feet above sea level.
Blythe median income is $ 43,000 (2005).
The Blythe median home price is $ 230,300 (2005).
Blythe average annual rainfall is 4 inches per year
Blythe average temperature is 72 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 55 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 88 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 55-75 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 85-110 degrees F.


near the Arizona border in southern California east of Riverside. Other nearby communities include East Blythe, Palo Verde and Big River all in California and Ehrenberg, Cibola, Quartzsite, Poston and Parker.
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typical of a low desert climate with extremely low relative humidity and high summer temperatures.
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History & History Related Items

Thomas Blythe, from England, came to California hoping to turn the Colorado River Valley into another Nile River Valley. For the most part, that dream has come true with modern irrigation methods, which haved allowed the desert to become a rich farming and recreational area. Some mining still goes on in the Palo Verde Valley.
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The settling of Blythe


The incorporation of Blythe

21 July 1916


Palo Verde Historical Museum
150 N Broadway
Blythe, CA 92225-1608
Phone: 760-922-8770

Blythe Bluegrass Festival
held each year in July!

Colorado River Jazz Festival
held each year in February!

Blythe Online Community Portal
All about Blythe!
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Blythe City Government

City of Blythe
220 N Spring St
Blythe, CA 92225-1635
Phone: 760-922-6161

Blythe has a council-manager form of government. The council has five members who are elected to staggered four-year terms.


Blythe is located within district four in the county area.

See our page for Riverside County for more county information and a link to the official Riverside County site.

Blythe Chamber

Blythe Area Chamber Of Commerce
201 S Broadway
Blythe, CA 92225
Phone: 760-922-8166

Blythe Organizations

Blythe Area Chamber Of Commerce
201 S Broadway
Blythe, CA 92225
Phone: 760-922-8166

Blythe Libraries

Palo Verde Valley Library
125 W Chanslor Way
Blythe, CA 92225-1245
Phone: 760-922-5371

Blythe Schools

Palo Verde Unified School District
295 N 1st St
Blythe, CA 92225-1703
Phone: 760-922-4164

Palo Verde College
One College Drive
Blythe, CA
Phone: 760-921-5500 Blythe


The population of Blythe was:
1990 - 8,428
2000 - 12,155
Median age:
2000 - 30.7 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 35,324
2005 - $ 43,000

Median house value:
2000 - $ 90,800
2005 - $ 230,300

Blythe is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time for part of the year. Arizona, on the other side of the Colorado, does not participate in daylight savings time at all.

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