La Paz County, Arizona


La Paz County, Arizona
An old mine site in La Paz County, Arizona

La Paz County is in west central Arizona with the Colorado River for its western boundary. Interstate 10 crosses the southern part of the county from east to west. Quartzsite is famous for its Gem and Mineral Show every winter, during that same period of time when the city is overflowing with Snow Birds.

La Paz County contains 4,500 square miles of land and 13 square miles of water. The Colorado River Indian Reservation is here. The county seat is Parker.

 
Fast Facts about La Paz County, Arizona
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 62%
Government Sector: 29%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 9%
Median Resident Age: 53.0 Years
Cost of Living Index for La Paz County: 81.7
2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $31,050
Median Home Value: $83,950
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Agriculture, Educational Services, Government, Construction, Entertainment & Recreation, Health Care, Social Services, Waste Management Services, Retail Services
 
2010 Population Demographics
Total Population
20,489
Males
10,550
Females
9,939
Population by Age
Under 18
3,678
18 & over
16,811
20-24
785
25-34
1,598
35-49
2,773
50-64
4,601
65 & over
6,683
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
4,806
Non Hispanic or Latino
15,683
Population by Race
White
14,306
African-American
129
Asian
107
Native American
2,628
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
7
Other
2,551
Two or more
761
 
La Paz County Pages