La Paz County

La Paz County, Arizona

1108 Joshua Ave
Parker, AZ 85344
Phone: (928) 669-6115
Fax: (928) 669-9709
www.co.la-paz.az.us

On western border of AZ, west of Phoenix; organized Jan 1, 1983 from Yuma County. Name Origin: For the once-prominent AZ city of La Paz, an important gold-mining center in the 1860s that eventually was abandoned. Gold had been discovered near the site on Jan 12, 1862, the date on which many Mexican and Mexican-American Catholics in early Arizona celebrated the Feast of our Lady of Peace (in Spanish, Nuestra Senora de la Paz)

Area (sq mi):: 4513.36 (land 4499.95; water 13.40) Population per square mile: 4.50
Population 2005: 20,238 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 2.70%; 1990-2000 42.40% Population 2000: 19,715 (White 63.80%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 22.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 24.70%). Foreign born: 9.70%. Median age: 46.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,916; median household $25,839; Population below poverty level: 19.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,672-$18,653
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 17.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Record checks on the two passengers revealed the 36-year-old driver had an extraditable warrant out of La Paz County, Arizona, for failure to appear.
Both claims have been surveyed and recorded with La Paz County and the Bureau of Land Management.
2 km SW Parker, La Paz County, Arizona; Palo Verde Ecological Reserve (33.
Presently, Harqua Gila LLC is developing a multi-phase alternative energy project in La Paz County, Arizona that includes two primary components, solar and hydro production/capture, and is designed to roll out in expanding phases to ensure stable growth now and the harnessing of superior evolving technologies in the future.
Melbourne, Australia, Jan 12, 2012 - (ABN Newswire) - EnviroMission Limited (ASX:EVM) (OTCQX:EVOMY) has received a formal commitment to provide the entire development and construction capital for EnviroMission's first Solar Tower power station being developed in La Paz County Arizona to deliver the terms of a power purchase agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA).
Parker Plate, LLC, of Phoenix will pay a $51,000 penalty as part of a consent judgment for hazardous waste violations at its former La Paz County plating facility, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (Arizona DEQ) announced.
Muddied streets and damaged homes and businesses remained, and La Paz County sheriffs spokesman Lt.
Twenty-four placer and 55 lode mining claims, unpatented, as well as any other unpatented gold mining claims, and other rights relating to the Golconda Mine in La Paz County, Az.
Wulfenite specimens from the Red Cloud mine in the Silver District of La Paz County, Arizona are widely regarded as the world's most desirable examples of the species.
The proposed expansion, to be located in La Paz County, AZ and Riverside and Imperial Counties, CA includes construction of 80 miles of 42- and 48-inch pipeline loop, a 2.
The Town of Quartzsite has been awarded $10,000 to purchase a wood chipper to reduce the amount of green waste in the La Paz County Landfill by an estimated 26 percent.
A terrorist attack on a train with a propane car was held in Parker, a city in La Paz County, while across the border in Mexico, authorities had to grapple with the evacuation of cargo containing hazardous materials.