Colorado City, Arizona

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Colorado City, Arizona

Introduction to Colorado City, Arizona

Colorado City is very closely affiliated with Hildale, Utah. The residents of both towns are nearly all members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In December of 2005 the Phoenix New Times published an article that revealed that the community in both towns actively practice polygamy. Evidently, this got revealed due to the discovery that residents there had an unusually high percentage of fumarase deficiency, a disease that develops from substantial inbreeding.

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High Points

Colorado City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arizona):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Colorado City Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Colorado City Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Colorado City Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Colorado City Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Colorado City, Arizona

Comparing Colorado City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arizona (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 4 1
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 2 3
College Educated Adults 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Working at Home 8 7
Short Commute Times 8 6
Public Transportation Use 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
People Living Alone 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 9 10

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Colorado City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 129 miles NE of Henderson, Nevada (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Mohave
Metro Area Las Vegas
P.O. Box Zip Codes 86021
Phone Area Codes 928
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.99
Longitude -112.975

Colorado City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 49 F
Apr Temp 37 to 67 F
Jul Temp 61 to 92 F
Oct Temp 41 to 73 F
Annual Precip 13.5 inches
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 48 F
Apr Temp 35 to 69 F
Jul Temp 59 to 94 F
Oct Temp 39 to 73 F
Annual Precip 11.2 inches
Station KANAB
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 47 F
Apr Temp 35 to 67 F
Jul Temp 57 to 91 F
Oct Temp 39 to 70 F
Annual Precip 14.9 inches
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Colorado City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,334 100%
Male 1,689 50.7%
Female 1,645 49.3%
Under 18 2,014 60.4%
18+ 1,320 39.6%
65+ 56 1.7%
Median Age 14.3
Average Family Size 7.58
White 3,229 96.9%
African-American 6 0.2%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 59 1.8%
Mixed Race 30 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 97 2.9%

Estimated Colorado City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,371
Growth 1,037
Growth % 31.1%

Colorado City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 58.4%
US/American 20.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
German 3.3%
British 3.1%
Swedish 2.5%
Dutch 1.6%
Danish 1.4%
European 1%
Irish 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Swiss 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Colorado City 3,334 $32,344
Fredonia 1,036 $30,913
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Colorado City High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 67 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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