Newberry Springs, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The population of Newberry Springs, California, is currently 2,861 people. The city is part of Riverside County and is in the Inland Empire, an area that encompasses the Los Angeles metropolitan area and its surrounding suburbs. Its demographics reflect the growing diversity of the area, with the number of single-family homes increasing by 5.3% since 2000. However, the city's population is not quite representative of its growth.

First, let's look at the diversity of Newberry Springs. The city's population is made up of five percent males and forty-seven percent females. The median age of its people is 47. Sixty-seven percent of the population is in families, with only a minority of individuals belonging to single-female households. However, sixty-four percent of families in Newberry Springs consist of a couple. The average family size is two-and-a-half people.

Originally, the city was named "Newberry" without any Springs. Its first post office was named "Watson" after its first postmaster, but it was renamed "Wagner" in 1899. The town was then renamed by the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to distinguish it from the "Newberry Park" area. Newberry Springs was named after phyiciiciologist Dr. John Strong Newberry, who had been part of the famous Ives expedition along the Colorado River in 1857.

The city maintains an average daytime temperature of 107 degrees Fahrenheit, and receives less than 10 inches of rain per year. This makes the city an oasis in the desert, complete with ancient volcanic rock formations, lava beds, and hidden mud baths. It is accessible by Interstates 15 and 40, the transcontinental main line of BNSF Railway, and historic Route 66.