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Welcome to Needles ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Needles has a population of 4,976 people<2> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Needles, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated October 30, 1913.
Needles is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Needles lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: While Needles 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..
Telephone area codes for Needles: (760) & (442)<4>
The ZIP code for Needles: 92363<5>
Websites for Needles ...
Official Website: www.cityofneedles.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Needles had an population of 4,976 people. This is an increase of 2.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.02% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Needles had a population of 4,844 people. This makes Needles the county's 24th most populous community.
The population of Needles represents 0.01% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 428th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,844 people, the population of Needles has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,830 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Needles.
Adding Needles to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Needles in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Needles elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Needles on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Needles ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Needles - they are located in Arizona, British Columbia, Missouri and Nevada.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Needles.
Communities near Needles ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Needles.
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 Needles. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Needles.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Needles. 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 Needles.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Needles. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Needles.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Needles ...
Looking for more information about Needles? 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 Needles, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Needles.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Needles: www.cityofneedles.com/
The official website for San Bernardino County: www.sbcounty.gov/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2021