Mohave County

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Mohave County, Arizona

PO Box 7000
Kingman, AZ 86402
Phone: (928) 753-0729
Fax: (928) 753-5103
www.co.mohave.az.us

On western border of AZ; original county; organized Dec 21, 1864 (prior to statehood); in 1871 annexed Pah-Ute County, which had been organized in 1865. Name Origin: For a tribe of Yuman linguistic stock, who inhabited both the CA and AZ sides of the Colorado River. Name means 'three mountains' and refers to the Needles, the three pointed mountain peaks at the center of tribal activities. Also spelled Mojave.

Area (sq mi):: 13469.71 (land 13311.64; water 158.07) Population per square mile: 14.10
Population 2005: 187,200 State rank: 5 Population change: 2000-20005 20.70%; 1990-2000 65.80% Population 2000: 155,032 (White 84.00%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 11.10%; Asian 0.80%; Other 8.60%). Foreign born: 5.90%. Median age: 42.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,788; median household $31,521; Population below poverty level: 13.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,610-$20,327
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 20.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Lake Havasu City (53,204)
  • Bullhead City (37,568)
  • Kingman County seat (24,174)

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