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Welcome to Brawley ...

The city of Brawley is located in Imperial County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Brawley, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1956.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brawley has a population of 25,987 people<2> (see below for details).

Brawley is near sea level<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Brawley, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Telephone area codes for Brawley: (760) & (442)<4>

The ZIP code for Brawley: 92227<5>

Websites for Brawley ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brawley had an population of 25,987 people. This is an increase of 4.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brawley had a population of 24,953 people (or 14.3% of the total population of Imperial County). This makes Brawley the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Brawley represents 0.07% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 263rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,953 people, the population of Brawley increased 13.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 22,052 people).

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

Communities Also Named Brawley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Brawley - they are located in Arkansas and Missouri.

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

Communities near Brawley ...

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

  • El Centro
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Imperial
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Calipatria
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Holtville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Westmorland
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Alamorio
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamorio have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamorio
    • Alamorio is located in Imperial County
  • Estelle
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estelle
    • Estelle is located in Imperial County
  • Watermans Corner
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watermans Corner
    • Watermans Corner is located in Imperial County
  • Seeley
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Heber
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brawley. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Brawley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brawley ...

Looking for more information about Brawley? 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 Brawley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brawley.

Adding Brawley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brawley in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Brawley was on a map titled Road Map for California (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Brawley.

The official website for Brawley:

The official website for Imperial County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Imperial, 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 Brawley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brawley - 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 Brawley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brawley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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