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Quartzsite, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The Town of Quartzsite had a population of 3,668 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Quartzsite is located at latitude 33.6675 and longitude -114.217 in La Paz County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Quartzsite (see map below) encompass a land area of 36.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. La Paz County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 879 feet.

The Town of Quartzsite (GNIS ID: 2412516) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Quartzsite is located within Parker Division of La Paz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Quartzsite population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Quartzsite: Fort Tyson, Old Fort Tyson, Posas, Quartsite, Quartzite, Quarzite, Tyson.

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Quartzsite, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,668
Population in Households 3,583
Population in Familes 2,451
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density1 101
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 2,049
Average Household Size 1.75
Family Households 1,104
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 3,451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,681 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 368 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,402 (40.6%)
Median Home Value $70,779
Average Home Value $109,554


Median Household Income $33,247
Average Household Income $44,897
Per Capita Income $26,343
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.14%
Households 0.17% 0.03%
Families 0.19% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Quartzsite, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Quartzsite to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 114 75th
Population Density1 # 285 37th
Diversity Index2 # 299 34th
Median Household Income # 299 34th
Per Capita Income # 87 81st

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