Bullhead City, Arizona


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.

Arizona Veteran's Memorial in Bullhead City, Arizona
The Arizona Veteran's Memorial in Bullhead City
Fast Facts about Bullhead City, Arizona
Bullhead City, Mohave County, AZ
Zip Codes: 86429, 86430, 86439, 86442
Latitude: 35.1156°N
Longitude: 114.5886°W
Incorporated: 1984
Elevation: 540'

Education:
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

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $34,500
Median Home Value: $93,200
Median Resident Age: 48.2 Years
Major Industries:
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%
 
2010 Population Demographics
Total Population
39,540
Males
19,535
Females
20,005
Population by Age
Under 18
7,743
18 & over
31,797
20-24
2,002
25-34
3,531
35-49
6,533
50-64
9,350
65 & over
9,457
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
9,386
Non Hispanic or Latino
30,154
Population by Race
White
32,367
African-American
508
Asian
556
Native American
450
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
59
Other
4,426
Two or more
1,174
 
Mohave County Pages