Introduction to Kingman, Arizona

Kingman, Arizona, in Mohave county, is 78 miles SE of Henderson, Nevada and 91 miles SE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is conveniently located inside the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Kingman History

Kingman was established in 1882. The city was named in honor of Lewis Kingman, who surveyed the area between Albuquerque and Needles and supervised the building of a railroad connecting Winslow to Beale's Springs.

Kingman and nearby Attractions

  • Hualapai Mountain Recreation Area
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Colorado River
  • Route 66 Museum
  • Army Airfield Museum
  • Grand Canyon

Things To Do In Kingman

Kingman has much to offer to residents and visitors. It is situated in a beautiful location along Interstate 40 and has a charming historic atmosphere. It offers wonderful opportunities for scenic hiking and also has excellent restaurants and cafes. The Mohave Museum of History and Art and the Route 66 museum are popular spots in the area as well. During a stay in Kingman, one can also visit the Grand Canyon.

Kingman Transportation

Bullhead International is the nearest major airport.

Kingman Higher Education

Higher education can be obtained at Mohave Community College. Other nearby institutes include the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the Community College of Southern Nevada.


Total Population 28,511
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 22.6%
Employed Population 16+ 9,699
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 43.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.4%
Median Earnings25+ $30,443
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,792
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,603


Median Family Income $55,523
% Above Poverty Level 79.3%
% Below Poverty Level 20.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $812
Median House Value $110,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.1%
US/American 0%
English 12%
Irish 11.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kingman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 78 miles SE of Henderson, Nevada (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles SE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Mohave
Metro Area Las Vegas
Standard Zip Codes 86401, 86413
P.O. Box Zip Codes 86402, 86411, 86412, 86437, 86445
Phone Area Codes 928
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.189
Longitude -114.052

Kingman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KINGMAN NO 2
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 10 inches
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 63 F
Apr Temp 55 to 84 F
Jul Temp 81 to 108 F
Oct Temp 61 to 88 F
Annual Precip 4.2 inches
Distance 52.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 97 F
Oct Temp 53 to 76 F
Annual Precip 8.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Kingman, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Grasshopper Junction (86401)

Hackberry (86411)

Hualapai (86412)

Lake Mead Rancheros (86401)

Valentine (86437)

White Hills (86445)

Willow Beach (86445)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Kingman Public Libraries

Mohave County Library District
Kingman, Arizona
(928) 692-2665
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Kingman Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(928) 757-2101
Emergency Service: Yes

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Kingman High Schools

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4182 N BANK ST.
Serves 1,641 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.8

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 690 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.6


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