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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Brawley is a town in California with a population of 26,009. Brawley is in Imperial County. Living in Brawley offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brawley there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Brawley and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$805
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Brawley Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    492.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    15
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    421.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,857.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    191.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    13%

Working in Brawley

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,687
National
$55,322
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Brawley Reviews

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Brawley is a great town! It has very little traffic and it's beautiful. It is a principally agricultural town with very hot weather during the summer and is cold just at the point, during the winter. This community offers so much help to those in need.
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Brawley is a weird place in America, where the minority (Mexicans) are the majority by a landslide. Of course, you also have to deal with summers that reach about 110+ (with that sometimes being the low) Half of the town is well-developed suburbs while the other half is slightly run down older low-income homes. The whole area is supported by agriculture and is actually pleasant to live in, schools are decent and bullying is not a problem at all. There is an amazing sense of community. The main problem may be that there is not much to do within the town so you may resort to swimming in canals or doing illegals things for fun.
I live in a small town called Brawley, CA. Throughout the years this small town has been growing and growing we now have a Walmart , more fast food options instead of driving 20 miles to the nearest Walmart. I like how as a community we come together. Brawley is known for Cattle Call weeekend in November and that’s pretty exciting. They have a parade everyone can enjoy and a rodeo show at night for everyone to go watch. Something I would change about this town is cleaning the town up and making this town look more presentable. There’s graffiti on more then half the walls here, dozens of homeless men walk-in around all the neighborhoods and when you have a child it just makes you feel unsafe about where you live and to always making sure all doors and windows are locked no matter what time of the day it is.