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Desert Hills, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The Desert Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 2,315 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Desert Hills, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,315
Daytime Population: Workers 302
Daytime Population: Residents 1,762
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,064
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 2,313
Population in Familes 1,717
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 537
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $36,973
Average Household Income $59,956
Per Capita Income $29,448


Total Housing Units 1,934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 898 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 218 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 817 (42.2%)
Median Home Value $183,877
Average Home Value $253,707


Total Households 1,117
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 680
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.33%
Households 0.41% 0.25%
Families 0.02% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   4.1%

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, 2017 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 Density # 111 76th
Diversity Index # 230 49th
Median Household Income # 246 46th
Per Capita Income # 70 85th

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