Overview

Introduction to Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Lake Havasu City, Arizona, in Mohave county, is 113 miles S of Henderson, Nevada and 125 miles S of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is included in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Lake Havasu City History

This area began as a mining town in the early years of the 20th century. Lake Havasu was created by the Parker Dam on the Colorado River in 1938. In 1964, Robert P. McCulloch founded Lake Havasu City. He bought 3,500 acres of land on the eastern side of Lake Havasu to develop a planned community. Lake Havasu was incorporated as a city in 1978.

Lake Havasu City and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Havasu
  • Lake Havasu Golf Course
  • Lake Havasu Museum of History
  • London Bridge
  • Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge
  • McCulloch Boulevard

Things To Do In Lake Havasu City

London Bridge is a popular local tourist attraction, standing across a man-made canal that connects Lake Havasu to Thomson Bay. When the bridge was replaced in 1968, the United States bought it from London, England. Through the months of March to September, Lake Havasu is a popular destination for water sports.

Lake Havasu City Transportation

Flights are available from Bullhead International Airport.

Lake Havasu City Higher Education

Mohave Community College, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Loma Linda University provide opportunities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population53,952
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens31.7%
Employed Population 16+20,320
Age of the Population53

Families

% of people married54.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,500
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,788

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,452
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.5%
Median Gross Rent$884
Median House Value$235,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27%
Irish14%
English10.8%
Italian6%
French Except Basque4.2%
Norwegian3.2%
Polish2.3%
Dutch2%
Scottish2%
Swedish1.7%
Russian0.9%
Czech0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Arab0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
German0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
African0.1%
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Lake Havasu City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mohave County
Standard Zip Codes86406, 86403, 86404
P.O. Box Zip Codes86405
Phone Area Codes928
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude34.44
Approximate Longitude-114.24

Lake Havasu 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)

StationPARKER RESERVOIR
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp43 to 65 F
Apr Temp59 to 85 F
Jul Temp83 to 108 F
Oct Temp63 to 88 F
Annual Precip6.2 inches
StationPARKER
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp41 to 67 F
Apr Temp54 to 87 F
Jul Temp78 to 108 F
Oct Temp59 to 90 F
Annual Precip5.1 inches
StationBOUSE
Distance40.8 miles
Jan Temp36 to 65 F
Apr Temp51 to 85 F
Jul Temp77 to 108 F
Oct Temp54 to 88 F
Annual Precip5.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Parker3,121$57,917

Lake Havasu City Hospitals

Havasu Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
101 Civic Center Lane

Lake Havasu City Public Schools

Daytona Middle School
98 Swanson Plaza
ZIP: 86403
Havasuonline
2200 Havasupai Boulevard
ZIP: 86403
Other
Lake Havasu High School
2675 S. Palo Verde Blvd.
ZIP: 86403
High
Total Enrollment 1880
Smoketree Elementary School
2395 Smoketree Ave
ZIP: 86403
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Telesis Preparatory
2598 Starlite Lane
ZIP: 86403
Primary
Total Enrollment 376
Telesis Preparatory Academy
2598 Starlite Lane
ZIP: 86403
High
Total Enrollment 102
Wave - Lake Havasu High School
2675 South Polo Verde Blvd.
ZIP: 86403
High
Havasupai Elementary School
880 Cashmere Dr
ZIP: 86404
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Nautilus Elementary School
1425 Patrician Drive
ZIP: 86404
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Havasu Preparatory Academy
3155 Maricopa Avenue
ZIP: 86406
Primary
Total Enrollment 265
Jamaica Elementary School
3437 Jamaica Blvd. So.
ZIP: 86406
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
Oro Grande Elementary School
1250 Pawnee Drive
ZIP: 86406
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Starline Elementary School
3150 Starline Dr.
ZIP: 86406
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Thunderbolt Middle School
695 Thunderbolt Avenue
ZIP: 86406
Middle
Total Enrollment 861

Lake Havasu City Private Schools

Bethany Christian School
1200 Park Terrace Ave
ZIP: 86404
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
Calvary Christian Academy
1605 Mcculloch Blvd S
ZIP: 86406
Elementary
Total Enrollment 113
Our Saviour Lutheran School
3045 Arapaho Dr
ZIP: 86406
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
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