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La Paz County, Arizona
Seal of La Paz County, Arizona
Seal
Map of Arizona highlighting La Paz County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of USA AZ
Arizona's location in the U.S.
Founded 1983
Seat Parker
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

4,513 sq mi (11,689 km²)

13 sq mi (34 km²), 0.30%
Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

20,256
5/sq mi (2/km²)
Website www.co.la-paz.az.us

La Paz County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of the 2000 census its population was 19,715. The county seat is Parker.

The Colorado River Indian Reservation is located in the county.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 11,690 km² (4,513 sq mi). 11,655 km² (4,500 sq mi) of it is land and 35 km² (13 sq mi) of it (0.30%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,715 people, 8,362 households, and 5,619 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (4/sq mi). There were 15,133 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 74.15% White, 0.79% Black or African American, 12.53% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 9.35% from other races, and 2.68% from two or more races. 22.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.90% reported speaking Spanish at home [1].

There were 8,362 households out of which 21.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 20.40% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 25.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 105.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,839, and the median income for a family was $29,141. Males had a median income of $26,642 versus $20,965 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,916. About 13.60% of families and 19.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.50% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

La Paz County Incorporated and Unincorporated areas

Map of La Paz County showing incorporated and unincorporated areas as well as Indian reservations in the county.

ReferencesEdit

33°50′25″N 113°56′34″W / 33.84028, -113.94278

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