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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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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.
The last known colony along the lower Colorado River was in Blythe Bridge, Riverside County, California, and La Paz County, Arizona (Stager, 1943), which was replaced in the 1950s.
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.
The second locality (33[degrees]17'N 114[degrees]41'W, 67 m) was 135 km south along the river near Cibola in La Paz County, Arizona.
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.
Dave also had a nice selection of vanadinite from the North Geronimo mine, La Paz County, Arizona.