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Golden Shores CDP, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Golden Shores Census Designated Place had a population of 2,166 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Golden Shores CDP is located at latitude 34.7819 and longitude -114.4777 in Mohave County. The formal boundaries for the Golden Shores Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Golden Shores Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582790) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Golden Shores Census Designated Place is located within Bullhead City Division of Mohave County.


Golden Shores CDP, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,166 (100%)
Population in Households 2,161 (99.8%)
Population in Families 1,500 (69.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 266
Diversity Index2 30


Median Household Income $31,629
Average Household Income $39,164
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $19,437
Wealth Index5 39


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 858 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 218 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 650 (37.7%)
Median Home Value $151,996
Average Home Value $162,165
Housing Affordability Index3 121


Total Households 1,076
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 601
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.55% 0.43%
Households 0.61% 0.42%
Families 0.38% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
Owner Occupied HU   0.42%


Golden Shores CDP, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden Shores CDP to the other 450 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 146 68th
Population Density # 190 58th
Median Household Income # 357 21st
Housing Affordability Index # 134 30th
Per Capita Income # 276 39th
Diversity Index # 300 34th

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