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Mohave County, Arizona
Seal of Mohave County, Arizona
Map of Arizona highlighting Mohave County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Arizona's location in the U.S.
Seat Kingman
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

13,469.71 sq mi (34,886 km²)
13,311.64 sq mi (34,477 km²)
158.07 sq mi (409 km²), 1.17%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

155,032
12/sq mi (4.4967/km²)
Founded November 9, 1864
Kingman courthouse.jpg
Mohave County Courthouse in Kingman, Arizona
Website www.co.mohave.az.us

Mohave County is located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of 2007, its population was estimated to be 194,944, an increase of 39,912 people since the 2000 census count of 155,032.[1] The county seat is Kingman.[2] The largest city is Lake Havasu City.

Mohave County contains parts of Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area and all of the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The Kaibab, Fort Mojave and Hualapai Indian Reservations also lie within the county.

Contents

History

Mohave County was the one of four original Arizona Counties created by the 1st Arizona Territorial Legislature. The county territory was originally defined as being west of latitude 113° 20' and north of the Bill Williams River.[3] Pah-Ute County was created from it in 1865 and was merged back into Mohave County in 1871 when much of its territory was ceded to Nevada in 1866. The county's present boundaries were established in 1881.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 13,470 square miles (34,886 km²), of which, 13,312 square miles (34,477 km²) of it is land and 158 square miles (409 km²) of it (1.17%) is water. The county is the fifth largest U.S. county in area (excluding boroughs and census areas in Alaska), exceeded in size only by adjacent San Bernardino County, California (20,053 square miles), adjacent Coconino County (18,617 square miles), and the Nevada counties of Nye (18,147 square miles) and Elko (17,179 square miles).

The Colorado River forms most of the county's western boundary, and California, Nevada and Utah all border it. The river also runs east to west through Mohave County, dividing it between two of Arizona's geographic regions, the Arizona Strip in the north and the Mojave Desert in the south.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Mohave County and its adjacent counties form the largest such block of counties outside of Alaska. Their combined land area is 231,978.34 km² (89,567.34 sq mi), or larger than that of the state of Idaho. They include the #1 (San Bernardino), #2 (Coconino), #5 (Mohave), and #7 (Lincoln) largest counties outside of Alaska.

National protected areas

Demographics

File:US04A015 Income.png
Median income (2000 census)

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 155,032 people, 62,809 households, and 43,401 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 80,062 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.06% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 2.41% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 4.00% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. 11.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 62,809 households out of which 25.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 20.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,521, and the median income for a family was $36,311. Males had a median income of $28,505 versus $20,632 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,788. About 9.80% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

By 2006 Census Bureau estimates placed the population of Mohave County at 193,035. This represented a 24.5% increase in the population since 2000.[5]

Communities

Cities

Town

Census-designated places

Other communities

Education

The following school districts and colleges serve Mohave County

Unified school districts

High school districts

  • Colorado River Union High School District

Elementary school districts

  • Bullhead City Elementary School District
  • Hackberry School District
  • Mohave Valley Elementary School District
  • Owens-Whitney Elementary School District
  • Topock Elementary School District
  • Valentine Elementary School District
  • Yucca Elementary School District

Colleges

See also

References

  1. ^ "[1]." United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 5, 2008
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ Wagoner, Jay J. (1970). Arizona Territory 1863-1912: A Political history. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. pp. 58. ISBN 0-8165-0176-9.  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ Mohave County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

External links

Coordinates: 35°40′55″N 113°51′47″W / 35.68194°N 113.86306°W / 35.68194; -113.86306


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Mohave County, Arizona
Seal of Mohave County, Arizona
Map
File:Map of Arizona highlighting Mohave County.png
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the USA highlighting Arizona
Arizona's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1864
Seat Kingman
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.17%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

193035
Website: www.co.mohave.az.us

Mohave County is located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of 2000 its population was 155,032. The county seat is Kingman. The largest city is Lake Havasu City.

Mohave County contains part of Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and all of the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The Kaibab, Fort Mojave and Hualapai Indian Reservations also lie within the county.

Contents

History

Mohave County was the one of four original Arizona Counties created by the territorial government on November 9th, 1864. Pah-Ute County was created from it in 1865 and was merged back into Mohave County in 1871 when much of its territory was ceded to Nevada in 1866. Its present boundaries were established in 1881.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 34,886 km² (13,470 sq mi). 34,477 km² (13,312 sq mi) of it is land and 409 km² (158 sq mi) of it (1.17%) is water.

The Colorado River forms the county's western boundary, and California, Nevada and Utah all border it.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 155,032 people, 62,809 households, and 43,401 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (12/sq mi). There were 80,062 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.06% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 2.41% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 4.00% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. 11.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 62,809 households out of which 25.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 20.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,521, and the median income for a family was $36,311. Males had a median income of $28,505 versus $20,632 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,788. About 9.80% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

By 2006 Census Bureau estimates placed the population of Mohave County at 193,035. This represented a 24.5% increase in the population since 2000.[1]

Communities

Cities and Towns

Unincorporated areas

Education

The following school districts serve Mohave County

Unified school districts

High school districts

Elementary school districts

Sources

  1. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/04/04015.html

External links

  • Early Aviation History of Kingman and Mohave Co.[1]
  • Kingman Army Air Field History 1940 - 49[2]

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 35°40′55″N, 113°51′47″WLatitude: 35°40′55″N
Longitude: 113°51′47″W

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