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Lake Havasu City, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The City of Lake Havasu City had a population of 55,408 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Lake Havasu City, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 55,408
Daytime Population: Workers 20,454
Daytime Population: Residents 33,926
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 54,380
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 55,193
Population in Familes 42,841
Population in Group Qrtrs 215
Population Density2 1,200
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $45,293
Average Household Income $62,224
Per Capita Income $27,629


Total Housing Units 34,600 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,587 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,904 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,109 (29.2%)
Median Home Value $238,426
Average Home Value $276,281


Total Households 24,491
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 16,000
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 0.74% 0.59%
Households 0.77% 0.6%
Families 0.61% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

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, 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 # 18 96th
Population Density # 53 88th
Diversity Index # 217 52nd
Median Household Income # 129 72nd
Per Capita Income # 83 82nd

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