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Blythe, California

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Welcome to Blythe ...

The city of Blythe is located in Riverside County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Blythe has a population of 19,682 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Blythe, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated July 21, 1916.

Blythe is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Blythe lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: While Blythe is in the Pacific Time Zone and observes daylight saving time, the area just to the east is in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not..

Area codes for Blythe: (760) & (442)<4>

The ZIP codes for Blythe: 92225-92226<5>

Websites for Blythe ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blythe had an population of 19,682 people. This is a decrease of 5.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 61.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blythe had a population of 20,817 people. This makes Blythe the county's 22nd most populous community.

The population of Blythe represents 0.06% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 286th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,817 people, the population of Blythe increased 71.26% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,155 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Blythe.

Communities Also Named Blythe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Blythe - they are located in Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Montana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Blythe.

Communities near Blythe ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Blythe.

  • Ehrenberg [La Paz County]
  • Olive City [La Paz County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olive City
    • Olive City [La Paz County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Blythe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Olive City has also been known as:
    • Bradshaw's Ferry
    • Olivia
  • Mesa Verde [Riverside County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa Verde
    • Mesa Verde [Riverside County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Blythe
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa Verde
  • Morgantown [La Paz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
    • Morgantown [La Paz County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Blythe
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Palo Verde [Imperial County]
    • Cibola [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cibola
      • Cibola [La Paz County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the south of Blythe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cibola have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cibola
    • La Paz Valley [La Paz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Paz Valley
      • La Paz Valley [La Paz County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the east of Blythe
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Paz Valley
    • Midland [Riverside County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Riverside County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Blythe
    • Quartzsite [La Paz County]
    • Poston [La Paz County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blythe. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blythe.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blythe. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Blythe.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blythe. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Blythe.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blythe ...

Looking for more information about Blythe? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Blythe, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blythe.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Riverside, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blythe.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blythe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Blythe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blythe or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Blythe includes: 92225 & 92226.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blythe) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blythe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blythe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blythe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6140, Longitude: -114.5969    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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