|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Needles is 4,903. Needles, California is the 4,863rd largest city in the US.
The peak population of Needles was in 1990, when its population was 5,475. In 1990, Needles was the 3,818th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,863rd largest city in the US. Needles is currently 10.4% smaller than it was in 1990.
Needles has shrunk 0.3% since the year 2000. Needles, California's growth is below average. 63% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|4766||Big Bear Lake||5,068||-7.3%|
|4864||Rocky Mount, Virginia||4,900||8.1%|
|4865||Creve Coeur, Illinois||4,897||-9.9%|
|4866||Chittenango, New York||4,894||1.3%|
|4869||New Castle, Colorado||4,892||137.8%|
The total voting age population of Needles, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 3,620. The voting age population is 46.4% male and 53.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 20.8% of the residents of Needles are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Needles are 79.1% White, 12.4% American Indian, 3.7% Two or more races, 3.1% Black, 1.0% Other, 0.5% Asian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 19.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Needles, 25.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 42.3%. On a per-household basis, 19.5% of families are below the poverty line in Needles.
Among those aged 16 and older, 45.1% of Needles residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 85.0% of Needles residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 12.5% have a bachelor's degree and 5.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Needles residents aged 5 and older, 4.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.5% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Needles is 9.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Needles, 31.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Needles is $33,717.
In Needles, 53.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 46.9% of housing units in Needles.
Of all the housing units in Needles, 13.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Needles, 11.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 340 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Needles is $649.
In Needles, 79.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.