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The population of Quartzsite is approximately 3,425 (2003), 3677 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2027 (2010).

The amount of land area in Quartzsite is 93.975 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Quartzsite to Washington DC is 2200 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is 128 miles. (as the crow flies)
Quartzsite is positioned 33.66 degrees north of the equator and 114.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Quartzsite elevation is 879 feet above sea level.
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Quartzsite location: On Interstate 10 near the California border in western Arizona about 125 miles west of Phoenix. It is at the junction of I-10 and US Highway 95

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The geography for Quartzsite is desert. The nearby Kofa, New Water and Plomosa Mountains provide respite from the desert floor. The Colorado River is just 17 miles to the west.

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Quartzsite average annual precipitation is 3.83 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 58.8 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 87.1 degrees F.
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Quartzsite history:

A fort was built here by a new settler, Charles Tyson, in 1856 as a protection against Indian raids. Soon it became a stage stop because of the good water. The area was called Ft. Tyson or Tyson's Wells, its well-used name. When the stage lines stopped running, the area was abandoned. In 1897, there was a mining boom here and the town was revitalized. At this time, it was renamed Quartzsite because some quartz was found in the area. The spelling evolved to its present state through an error. In the winter, the population grows immensely because of very popular gem and mineral shows. The shows now receive international attention in the buying and selling of gems and minerals.
The settling of Quartzsite: 1856
The founding of Quartzsite: 1897
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Quartzsite attractions:

Quartzsite is well known for its minerals and gems. It is considered to be a rock hunter's paradise.

The Hi Jolly Monument
This monument honors Hadji Ali, the Arab camel driver who was part of the 1850's War Department attempt to use camels as beasts of burden in the desert here.

There are World Famous Gem Shows, the Largest Swap Meet in the World, trailer parks with full hookups or dry camping and thousands of acres of BLM areas to accomodate the RV'er, Prospector & ATV enthusiast. For much more information, see the Chamber of Commerce website.

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Economy & Industry

Quartzsite economy: mainly tourism. Other sectors of the local economy have done well due to the visitors who come, particularly during the winter months.
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