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Lake Havasu City, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The City of Lake Havasu City had a population of 55,643 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Havasu 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 Lake Havasu City is located at latitude 34.5001 and longitude -114.3122 in Mohave County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Havasu City (see map below) encompass a land area of 46.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Mohave County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 738 feet.

The City of Lake Havasu City (GNIS ID: 2411604) 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 Lake Havasu City is located within Lake Havasu City Division of Mohave County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Havasu 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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Lake Havasu City, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 55,643
Population in Households 55,428
Population in Familes 43,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 215
Population Density1 1,205
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 24,660
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 16,100
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 34,818 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,708 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,952 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,158 (29.2%)
Median Home Value $229,830
Average Home Value $274,862


Median Household Income $42,933
Average Household Income $59,444
Per Capita Income $26,472
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.33%
Households 1.0% 0.36%
Families 0.81% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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.

Lake Havasu City, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Havasu 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 # 18 96th
Population Density1 # 52 89th
Diversity Index2 # 225 50th
Median Household Income # 148 67th
Per Capita Income # 85 81st

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