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La Paz County

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The Cities and communities of La Paz County, Arizona*

Bluewater

Bouse

Cibola

Ehrenberg

Hope

Parker (County Seat), Parker Strip

Poston

Quartzsite

Salome, Swansea

Vicksburg

Wenden

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about La Paz County, Arizona


Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools

All of Arizona is on the Mountain Standard Time - year round. When other parts of the country go on daylight savings time, Arizona remains on standard time.

Government

La Paz County Website

County Courthouse
1108 Joshua Avenue
Parker, AZ 85344
Phone: (928) 669-6115
FAX: (928) 669-9709

Colorado River Indian Tribes

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Population:

1990 - 13,844
1992 - 13,796
1994 - 13,795
1996 - 14,497
2000 - 19,715
2003 - 19,517
2004 - 19,898

2008 - 20,086

Density:
2000 - 4.4 persons per square mile

Median Age:
2000 - 46.8 years

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Location:

La Paz County is located in western Arizona along the California border.

The western part of the county includes the Colorado River Indian Reservation

To the north is Mohave County, to the east is a small part of Yavapai County and Maricopa County and to the south is Yuma County. To the west is Riverside County, and the northwest is San Bernardino County, both in California. Imperial County, California is to the southwest.

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Climate:

Current Weather service page for the Parker Strip area

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median household income
2000 - $23,534
2008 - $32,464

Median House Value:
2000 - $54,000
2008 - $131,027

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History:

La Paz County was formed on 1 January 1983 from the north portion of what was once Yuma County. The first county seat was Parker and it remains such today. The name means "the peace" in Spanish. It is said the name was from the old ghost town of La Paz along the Colorado River. The town failed when the river changed its course and the gold mining petered out.

A history page for Parker and La Paz County

Ghost Towns of La Paz County

Historical Markers for La Paz County

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Geography:

Total area: 4,513 square miles
Total land area: 4,500 square miles

Total water area: 13 square miles

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Genealogy:

US GenWeb page for La Paz County
Kindred Trails page for the county
Genealogy Trails page for La Paz County
Linkpendium page for La Paz County

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Libraries:

Parker Arizona Public Library
1001 Navajo Ave
Parker, AZ 85344
Toll-free: 877-85-BOOKS
Phone: 928-669-2622

Quartzsite Public Library
465 N. Plymouth Ave.
Quartzsite, AZ 85346
Phone: 928-927-6593


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Schools:

Parker Area School District
1608 Laguna Avenue
P.O. Box 1090
Parker, AZ 85344
Phone: 928-669-9244

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Economy:

Since the formation of La Paz County in 1983, tourism and agriculture have become the leaders in the county's economy.

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Organizations & Groups

Parker Area Chamber of Commerce
1217 California Avenue
Parker, Arizona 85344
Phone: (928) 669-2174

Quartzsite Chamber of Commerce
100 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 85
Quartzsite, Arizona 85346-0085
Phone: 928-927-5600
Fax: 928-927-7438

Parker Area Tourism Committee

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Attractions & Other Information

The county has two main population areas: Parker and Quartzsite. Quartzsite has many wintertime gem and mineral shows. Many attend these shows from all over the United States. The other main community, Parker, is well-known for its recreation, particularly anything on the water. The "Parker Strip" is a favorite spot for water skiing, boating, jet skiing, etc. The area has unlimited off-road trails and related places in the desert. The springtime brings fabulous wildflowers displays.

Many "northerners" come to La Paz County to escape the winter cold. The great winter weather, no smog and no snow draws these "snowbirds" to the area.

Quartzsite Tourism

The Avi Suquilla Airport, owned by the Colorado River Indian Tribes, is located about a mile east of Parker

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