Bullhead City is a city located on the Colorado River in Mohave County, Arizona, United States, roughly 90 mi 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.
Bullhead City is currently growing at a rate of 0.64% annually and its population has increased by 3.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,540 in 2010. Spanning over 60 miles, Bullhead City has a population density of 690 people per square mile.
The City of Bullhead City incorporated on August 28, 1984 and became Arizona’s 77th municipality. As of 2014, Bullhead City is approximately 57.2 square miles.
The average household income in Bullhead City is $53,961 with a poverty rate of 17.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $759 per month, and the median house value is $121,700.
The City of Bullhead City is a family-oriented, vibrant community for its residents and businesses seeking careful growth, environmental awareness, an affordable place to live and a high quality of life. In addition to these qualities of life, there are approximately two-million visitors per year that frequent Bullhead and its sister city the popular gaming community of Laughlin, Nevada.
Tourism continues to be a primary economic activity derived from the Laughlin resort/gaming industry, area water sports, golf, fishing, senior and youth sporting events and the thousands of winter visitors that come to this area for the desert weather and to enjoy more than 300 sunny days a year.
The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bullhead City, AZ, are Accommodation & Food Services (2,511 people), Retail Trade (2,059 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1,986 people).
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