Bullhead City, Arizona


Bullhead City, Arizona

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Bullhead City, Arizona
settlement_type = City


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map_caption = Location in Mohave County and the state of Arizona


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = Arizona
subdivision_name2 = Mohave
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Jack Hakim
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area_total_km2 = 119.1
area_total_sq_mi = 46
area_land_km2 = 117.1
area_land_sq_mi = 45.2
area_water_km2 = 1.9
area_water_sq_mi = 0.7
elevation_ft = 540
elevation_m = 165
population_as_of = 2007
population_footnotes =cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2007-04-04.csv|title=Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Arizona|publisher=United States Census Bureau|date=2008-07-10|accessdate=2008-07-14]
population_total = 40980
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population_density_km2 = 288.3
population_density_sq_mi = 746.6
timezone = MST
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latd = 35 |latm = 6 |lats = 56 |latNS = N
longd = 114 |longm = 35 |longs = 19 |longEW = W
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area_code = 928
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Bullhead City is a city located on the Colorado River in Mohave County, Arizona, USA, roughly 100 miles (160.9 km) south of Las Vegas, Nevada, and directly across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada, whose casinos and ancillary services supply much of the employment for Bullhead City. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 40,225.cite web | url = http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2006-04-04.csv | title = Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Arizona|format = CSV | work = 2006 Population Estimates | publisher = U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division] Bullhead City is located a few miles north of Fort Mojave Indian Reservation.

Geography

Bullhead City is located at coor dms|35|6|56|N|114|35|19|W|city (35.115643, -114.588655)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.0 square miles (119.0 km²), of which, 45.2 square miles (117.1 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (1.59%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2005, there were 39,101 people, 13,909 households, and 9,110 families residing in the city. The population density was 746.6 people per square mile (288.3/km²). There were 18,430 housing units at an average density of 407.5/sq mi (157.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.57% White, 1.01% Black or African American, 1.34% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 8.25% from other races, and 2.75% from two or more races. 20.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,909 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,221, and the median income for a family was $33,914. Males had a median income of $23,617 versus $19,564 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,250. About 11.3% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Lodging

RV Parks

There are a total of 18 RV parks in Bullhead City. [ [http://www.rvthereyet.cc/cities.php/AZ/BULLHEAD%20CITY Bullhead City, Arizona RV Parks] ] The 5 below offer a wireless internet connection.
*Silver View RV Resort
*Fiesta RV Resort
*River City RV Park
*El Rio Waterfront Resort
*Riviera RV Park

Climate

Bullhead City has a desert climate, with a few inches of precipitation year-round. It is one of the United States's hottest cities during the summer, with an average July high of 110 to 115 (but has been known to reach 125+) Fahrenheit degrees or 48 to 49 Celsius degrees. The month with the most average precipitation is August, with 0.99 inch or 25 millimeters.

Education

Bullhead City's Elementary schools and Junior High schools are operated by the Bullhead City Elementary School District. These schools include Sunrise Elementary School, Mountain View Elementary School, Coyote Canyon Elementary School, Desert Valley Elementary School, Diamondback Elementary School, Bullhead City Junior High School, Young Scholars Academy, and Foxcreek Junior High School

Bullhead City's High school Mohave High School and River Valley High School, are operated by the Colorado River Union High School District.

Name origin

The town was originally known as "Hardyville," named after William Harrison Hardy, who worked as a postmaster, county supervisor and a member of the Territorial Legislature. When the railroad bypased the town, it quickly became a ghost town until the construction of the Davis Dam. The name "Bullhead City" is taken from "Bull's Head Rock," a rock formation along the Colorado River. [http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lon=-114.573&lat=35.2047] Steam boats on the Colorado River used it as a navigation point. After the construction of Davis Dam, the water rose and now almost completely covers the landmark. [http://www.bullheadcity.com/tourism/history.asp]

Notable residents

*Chris McCandless of "Into the Wild" fame spent two months as a McDonald's employee in Bullhead City.
*Nicole Tubiola, actress, grew up in Bullhead City, graduated from Mohave High School in 1997.
*Andrew Weil, physician and author, was born in Bullhead City but does not make his home there.

References


* [http://www.weather.com/activities/homeandgarden/home/weather/climo-monthly-graph.html?locid=USAZ0023&from=36hr_bottomnav_home From "The Weather Channel"]

ee also

* Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport

External links

* [http://www.bullheadcity.com/index.asp Official City Website]
* [http://www.bullheadchamber.com Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.bullheadrealtors.com Bullhead City Association of REALTORS®]
* [http://www.weeklybulletin.net Bullhead City Businesses]


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