Mohave County, Arizona

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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.

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

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 34,886 km² (13,470 mi²). 34,477 km² (13,312 mi²) of it is land and 409 km² (158 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.17% water.

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

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 155,032 people, 62,809 households, and 43,401 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km² (12/mi²). There are 80,062 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the county the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $31,521, and the median income for a family is $36,311. Males have a median income of $28,505 versus $20,632 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,788. 13.90% of the population and 9.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.40% of those under the age of 18 and 7.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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