San Bernardino County
Needles is a place in the U.S. state of California. The city covers an area of 78.1 square kilometers. The place is located at the west end of San Bernardino County, near the border with the state of Arizona.
The city was founded in 1883 when a railway line was built, the Colorado River crossing at this point. Route 66 also passes through the town. The city is known for extreme heat in the summer, temperatures can reach 49 degrees Celsius in summer regularly. On July 17, 2005 51.6 degrees Celsius were measured.
In the census of 2010 Needles had 4,844 inhabitants, distributed among 1,940 households and 1,268 families. The population density was thus 62.6 inhabitants per square kilometer. 77.87 percent of the population were white, seven percent Indian. In 31.2 per cent of households lived children under 18 years. The average income was 26,108 U.S. dollars a year per household, with 26.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.