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Bullhead City, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The City of Bullhead City had a population of 40,891 as of July 1, 2016. Bullhead City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bullhead City is located at latitude 35.1274 and longitude -114.556 in Mohave County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bullhead City (see map below) encompass a land area of 59.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.79 sq. miles. Mohave County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 558 feet.

The City of Bullhead City (GNIS ID: 2409936) 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 City of Bullhead City is located within Bullhead City Division of Mohave County.

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

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


Total Population 40,891
Population in Households 40,725
Population in Familes 30,430
Population in Group Qrtrs 166
Population Density1 689
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 17,387
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 10,777
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,677 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,024 (40.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,363 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,290 (29.5%)
Median Home Value $125,063
Average Home Value $185,984


Median Household Income $36,286
Average Household Income $47,788
Per Capita Income $20,462
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.44%
Households 0.59% 0.51%
Families 0.4% 0.4%
Median Household Income   -1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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.

Bullhead City, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bullhead City 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 # 27 94th
Population Density1 # 92 80th
Diversity Index2 # 130 71st
Median Household Income # 247 45th
Per Capita Income # 208 54th

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