Bullhead City, Arizona
The casinos of Laughlin, Nevada are right across the Colorado River from Bullhead City, Arizona
Bullhead City is located on the Colorado River in northwestern Arizona. Laughlin, Nevada is directly across the river and provides a lot of jobs for the folks of Bullhead City.
Originally, the settlement here was named Hardyville after William Harrison Hardy, postmaster, county supervisor and member of the Arizona Territorial Legislature. But the railroad never came here and the town almost died. Then construction began on the Davis Dam and the settlement found new life. The city's name is taken from a prominent rock formation along the Colorado River: Bull's Head Rock. Bull's Head Rock was used as a navigation point for many years by steamboats plying the Colorado River. As the water rose above Davis Dam after the completion of construction, Bull's Head Rock has been almost submerged.
The population of Bullhead City is up more than 17% since 2000.
The Arizona Veteran's Memorial in Bullhead City
Zip Codes: 86429, 86430, 86439, 86442
High School or Higher: 72.4%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 8.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 3.1%
Cost of Living Index for Bullhead City: 87.7
Median Household Income: $34,500
Median Home Value: $93,200
Median Resident Age: 48.2 Years
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Educational Services, Health Care, Retail Services, Waste Management Services, Retail Services, Real Estate Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 9.0%