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The Cities and communities of Mohave County, Arizona*

Arizona Village
Beaver Dam,
Bullhead City
Cane Beds, Chloride, Colorado City
Davis Dam, Desert Hills, Dolan Springs
Fort Mohave
Golden Valley
Kaibab, Kingman (County Seat)
Lake Havasu City , Littlefield
Meadview, Mesquite Creek, Moccasin, Mohave Valley, Mojave Ranch Estates
New Kingman-Butler
, Nothing
Peach Springs
Santa Claus
Temple Bar Marina, Topock, Truxton
Willow Beach, Willow Valley

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

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area..

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Information & Facts about Mohave 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.


Mojave County website

County Courthouse
P.O. Box 7000
Kingman, AZ 86402-7000
Phone: (520) 753-9141
FAX: (520) 753-0732

The county seat is Kingman

The incorporated cities in Mohave County are: Bullhead City, Colorado City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City

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1980 - 55,865
1990 - 77,658
2000 - 155,032
2006 - 193,035
2007 - 204,122

Number of housing units:
2000 - 80,062

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Mohave County is located in northwestern Arizona.

Neighboring areas include:
North: Washington County, Utah
Northeast: Kane County, Utah
East: Coconino County and Yavapai County
South: La Paz County
Southwest: San Bernardino County, California
West: Clark County, Nevada
Northwest: Lincoln County, Nevada

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The climate in the county varies depending on which area but for the most part, the climate is warm and sunny.. The desert areas remain hot in the summer and warmer in the winter. Year-round temperatures remain above freezing most of the time. The northern portions experience cooler temperatures and some areas have snowfall during the winter.

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household Income:
2000 - $31,521

Median Family Income:
2000 - $36,311

Per Capita income:
2000 - $16,788

Median house or condo value:
2000 - $79,500
2007 - $204,600

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Mojave County was founded in 1864

Here is a history page for Mohave county

Initially, Mohave County contained portions of what is now the state of Nevada within its boundaries. This was at the time of its creation in 1864 before Arizona became a state. The northern portion of Mohave County was broken off in 1865 and named Pah-Ute County. Then, in 1867, portions of both Mohave County and Pah-Ute County, including the current site of the city of Las Vegas, were taken and made part of Nevada. Having had its size greatly reduced, Pah-Ute County was merged with Mohave County in 1871. Pah-Ute County has been named as "Arizona's Lost County." Though Kingman has been the county seat since 1887, there were several county seats before that time: Cerbat, Hardyville, Mohave City and Mineral Park. None of these towns even exist anymore.

Kingman and Mohave County Aviation history

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Total area: 13,479 square miles
Land area: 13,312 square miles
Water area: 158 square miles

Mohave is the second largest county in the state with most of the land being desert and one of the largest in the country. There are 1,000 miles of shoreline helping the area with water recreational activities. Most of this activity occurs at the Colorado River and two man-made lakes, Lake Mohave and Lake Havasu. In fact, the cities of Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City owe their large growth to these water-related activities.

The Kaibab, Fort Mojave and Hualapai Indian Reservations are within the county boundaries.

The county follows the Colorado River with borders on the river with California, Nevada and Utah. The river also runs east to west through the county, dividing it into two areas - to the north is what is known as the Arizona Strip and the Mojave Desert is to the south of the river.

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Lake Havasu Genealogical Society's On-line Research Library

Kindred Trails page for the county
Linkpendium page for Mohave County
Genealogy Trails page for the county

Cemeteries of Mohave County

Mohave County Arizona Vital Records
Mohave County Clerk
401 East Spring Street
Kingman, AZ 86401-0003
Phone: (928) 753-9141

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Mohave Public Library
P.O. Box 7000
Kingman, AZ 86402-7000
Phone: (928) 692-BOOK

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Mohave Valley Elementary School District
Lake Havasu Unified School District #1
Colorado River Union High School District
Hackberry Elementary School District No. 3
Peach Springs Unified School District #8
El Capitan School District

Mohave County Educational Services

Mohave Community College

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Tourism remains a major portion of the county economy, but mining and the railroad are still important. Other portions of the local economy include manufacturing, ranching, and warehouse/distribution. Designated enterprise zones are located in the four major cities of the county - Bullhead City, Colorado City, Lake Havasu City and Kingman.

Mohave County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA)
Assisting in business development, large, small, or industrial, new or re-location.

Bullhead Regional Economic Development Authority
1848 Highway 95 Ste 104
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Phone: 928-704-6374

Mohave County Economic Development Journal

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Organizations & Groups

Bullhead City Chamber of Commerce
1251 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ 86429
Ph: 928.754.4121

Mohave Valley Chamber of Commerce

Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce
314 London Bridge Road
Lake Havasu City, AZ 84603
Phone: 928-855-4115

Golden Valley Chamber of Commerce


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Attractions & Other Information

Mohave Museum of History and Arts
400 West Beale Street
Kingman, Arizona 86401
Phone: 928-753-3195

Good fact sheet from the county

Ghost Towns of Mohave County

Parts of Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area and all of Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument are located within the county.

Grand Canyon Caverns

Mohave County Parks

Lake Mead
Lake Havasu
Lake Mohave
Pipe Spring National Monument

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