La Paz County

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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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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.
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.
North Baja Pipeline proposes construction of up to 80 miles of 42- and 48-inch-diameter pipeline, predominantly in the existing right-of-way in La Paz County, AZ, and in Riverside and Imperial counties, CA.