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Colorado City, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The Town of Colorado City had a population of 4,992 as of July 1, 2016. Colorado City ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colorado City is located at latitude 36.9701 and longitude -112.9853 in Mohave County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Colorado City (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mohave County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,977 feet.

The Town of Colorado City (GNIS ID: 2413230) 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 Colorado City is located within North Mohave Division of Mohave County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Colorado City 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 Colorado City: Short Creek.

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


Total Population 4,992
Population in Households 4,992
Population in Familes 4,607
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 483
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 590
Average Household Size 8.46
Family Households 521
Average Family Size 9


Total Housing Units 623 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (21.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 458 (73.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $152,976
Average Home Value $178,195


Median Household Income $34,530
Average Household Income $46,738
Per Capita Income $6,379
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% -0.03%
Households 0.41% 0.0%
Families -0.21% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Colorado City, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colorado 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 # 100 78th
Population Density1 # 127 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 396 13th
Median Household Income # 281 38th
Per Capita Income # 451 0th

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