Brawley is a city in the Imperial Valley and within Imperial County, southern California, United States. Take a look below for 15 awesome and fun facts about Brawley, California, United States.
1. The population was 24,953 at the 2010 census, up from 22,052 in 2000.
2. The town has a significant cattle and feed industry, and hosts the annual Cattle Call Rodeo.
3. Year-round agriculture is an important economic activity in Brawley.
4. Summer daytime temperatures often exceed 105 °F (41 °C).
5. The Imperial Land Company laid out the town in 1902 and named it Braly in honor of J.H. Braly, who owned the land.
6. After Braly refused to permit the use of his name, the name was changed to Brawley.
7. The first post office at Brawley opened in 1903.
8. Incorporated in 1908, it was a “tent city” of only 100 persons involved in railroads and the earliest introduction of agriculture.
9. It had a population of 11,922 in 1950, but population growth was slow from the 1960s to the early 1990s.
10. Brawley is located in the Colorado Desert and Lower Colorado River Valley regions.
11. The city’s elevation, like other Imperial Valley towns, is below sea level.
12. It is 13 miles (21 km) north of El Centro, about 70 miles west of Yuma, Arizona, 95 miles southeast of Palm Springs and 130 miles east of San Diego.
13. According to the United States Census Bureau, Brawley has a total area of 7.7 square miles (20 km2). All is land within the city limits, except for the Alamo River and New River that seasonally flow through the city.
14. Major employers in Brawley include Pioneers Memorial Hospital, and Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo.
15. In the California State Legislature, Brawley is in the 40th Senate District, represented by Democrat Ben Hueso, and the 56th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Eduardo Garcia.