Desert Hills, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Desert Hills, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The Desert Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 2,278 as of July 1, 2016. Desert Hills 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 Desert Hills is located at latitude 34.5467 and longitude -114.378 in Mohave County. The formal boundaries for the Desert Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.59 sq. miles. Mohave County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 548 feet.

The Desert Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408664) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Desert Hills Census Designated Place is located within Lake Havasu City Division of Mohave County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Desert Hills 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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Desert Hills, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,278
Population in Households 2,276
Population in Familes 1,690
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 529
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 1,103
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 670
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,919 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 886 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 816 (42.5%)
Median Home Value $163,934
Average Home Value $233,070


Median Household Income $35,151
Average Household Income $55,847
Per Capita Income $27,510
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% -0.19%
Households 0.28% -0.18%
Families -0.21% -0.3%
Median Household Income   -2.23%
Per Capita Income   0.85%
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.

Desert Hills, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Desert Hills 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 # 141 69th
Population Density1 # 113 75th
Diversity Index2 # 232 49th
Median Household Income # 272 40th
Per Capita Income # 77 83rd

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