La Paz County, AZ
By Michael Liddy on September 13th, 2008La Paz County is one of 15 counties in Arizona. The estimated population in 2004 was 19,898. This was an increase of .93% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in La Paz County was $18,943. This was an increase of 28.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 61% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
County seat: Parker Census 2000 highlights: County ranked highest in the state for percentage of people age 65 or older (25.8%).(1)
La Paz County COMMUNITIES
As of the census 2 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 .
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
Map of La Paz County showing incorporated and unincorporated areas as well as Indian reservations in the county.
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