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Overview

Introduction to Bullhead City, Arizona

Bullhead City, Arizona, in Mohave county, is 65 miles south of Henderson, Nevada and 77 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. Kingman, AZ is about 35 miles east of Bullhead City.

Bullhead City History

Bullhead was founded by William Harrison Hardy in the 1860s, when it was known as Hardyville. Hardy was a county supervisor, postmaster and a member of Territorial Legislature during his life. Hardyville died out at the turn of the century when mining activities were pushed away from the region, however, and a railroad was established between Needles and Kingman. The town was resurrected after the Davis Dam was built and it was renamed Bullhead City. The name Bullhead City comes from "Bull's Head Rock," a natural landmark used by paddleboat captains in the 1800s.

Bullhead City and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Colorado River Museum
  • Arizona's Veteran Memorial
  • London Bridge
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Bullhead City

Bullhead City has many miles of nature trails and thousands of acres of parklands. Various types of water sports are popular on Lake Mohave. Hiking, hunting and rock climbing are some of the popular recreational activities that are pursued in the city and the neighboring desert. Bullhead City River Regatta is held on the second weekend in August. Decorated floats and inner tubes drift from Bullhead City's Community Park eight miles on the Colorado River to Rotary Park. Hardyville Days happens on the fourth weekend in October, celebrating historic Hardyville, predecessor to Bullhead City. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day is at the end of March.

Bullhead City Transportation

Laughlin-Bullhead International Airport is nearby.

Bullhead City Higher Education

One can pursue higher educational opportunities from Mohave Community College and Northern Arizona University.

Demographics

People

Total Population39,653
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens28%
Employed Population 16+13,699
Age of the Population51

Families

% of people married45.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.9%
Median Earnings25+$24,729
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,312
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,211

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,428
% Above Poverty Level80.7%
% Below Poverty Level19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone31.2%
Median Gross Rent$748
Median House Value$108,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.4%
Irish12.4%
English7.7%
Italian5.2%
Polish2.6%
French Except Basque2.4%
Norwegian2.1%
Swedish1.9%
Dutch1.7%
Scottish1.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Russian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Arab0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Slovak0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
German0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
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Bullhead City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mohave County
Standard Zip Codes86429, 86442, 86426
P.O. Box Zip Codes86430, 86439, 86427, 86446
Phone Area Codes928
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude35.14
Approximate Longitude-114.49

Bullhead City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBULLHEAD CITY
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp43 to 65 F
Apr Temp56 to 87 F
Jul Temp79 to 112 F
Oct Temp60 to 90 F
Annual Precip5.8 inches
StationLAUGHLIN
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp42 to 63 F
Apr Temp55 to 84 F
Jul Temp81 to 108 F
Oct Temp61 to 88 F
Annual Precip4.2 inches
StationSEARCHLIGHT
Distance29.6 miles
Jan Temp35 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp71 to 97 F
Oct Temp53 to 76 F
Annual Precip8.3 inches

Bullhead City Hospitals

Western Arizona Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
2735 Silver Creek Road
(928) 763-2270

Bullhead City Public Schools

Young Scholars Academy
1501 E. Valencia Rd.
ZIP: 86426
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Mohave Accelerated Elementary School East
945 Thumb Butte
ZIP: 86429
Primary
Total Enrollment 114
Sunrise Elementary
2645 West Landon Drive
ZIP: 86429
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Bullhead City Jr High School
1062 Hancock Road
ZIP: 86442
Middle
Total Enrollment 444
Coyote Canyon School
1820 Lakeside Drive
ZIP: 86442
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Desert Valley School
1066 Marina Blvd
ZIP: 86442
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Diamondback Elementary School
2550 Tesota Way
ZIP: 86442
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
Fox Creek Jr High School
3101 Desert Sky Boulevard
ZIP: 86442
Middle
Total Enrollment 505
Mohave Accelerated Elementary School
625 Marina Blvd.
ZIP: 86442
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Mohave Accelerated Learning Center
625 Marina Blvd.
ZIP: 86442
Other
Total Enrollment 455
Mohave High School
2251 Highway 95
ZIP: 86442
High
Total Enrollment 1249
Wave - Mohave High School
2251 Highway 95
ZIP: 86442
High

Bullhead City Private Schools

Montessori School House
945 Thumb Butte
ZIP: 86429
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
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