Bluewater, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 725. Population change since 2000: -0.7%
Males: 356  (49.2%)
Females: 369  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  55.7 years
Arizona median age:  37.5 years

Zip codes: 85344.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,507 (it was $30,600 in 2000)
Bluewater:

$37,507
AZ:

$53,558

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,683 (it was $16,525 in 2000)

Bluewater CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $62,736 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
Bluewater:

$62,736
AZ:

$205,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $101,149; Detached houses: $98,648; Mobile homes: $95,644; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $4,984

Median gross rent in 2016: $799.

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  • Races in Bluewater, AZ (2010)

    Bluewater races chart
    • 52672.6%White alone
    • 11015.2%Hispanic
    • 618.4%American Indian alone
    • 233.2%Two or more races
    • 30.4%Asian alone
    • 20.3%Black alone

Races in Bluewater detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bluewater: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (11.7%), German (9.8%), American (8.7%), Irish (6.3%), Belgian (3.6%), Hungarian (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 2.06 square miles.

Population density: 353 people per square mile   (very low).

Bluewater,AZ real estate house value index trend

Bluewater, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Bluewater:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluewater CDP:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

30 residents are foreign born (1.2% Oceania, 1.0% Latin America, 0.8% North America, 0.5% Europe).

This place:

3.6%
Arizona:

13.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,180 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,205 (1.9%)

Bluewater satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yuma, AZ (103.9 miles , pop. 77,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Glendale, AZ (125.7 miles , pop. 218,812).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (133.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Bluewater, CA (1.2 miles ), Parker, AZ (1.4 miles ), Cienega Springs, AZ (1.8 miles ), Big River, CA (2.5 miles ), Parker Strip, AZ (2.6 miles ), Poston, AZ (3.8 miles ), Bouse, AZ (4.7 miles ), Lake Havasu City, AZ (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.17 N, Longitude: 114.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

Bluewater household income distribution Bluewater home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.2%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Bluewater: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bluewater, Arizona

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Earthquake activity:

Bluewater-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Arizona state average. It is 588% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 129.4 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 125.9 miles away from Bluewater center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 104.9 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 133.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 275.3 miles away from Bluewater center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Paz County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bluewater topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bluewater:

  • LA PAZ REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; PARKER, AZ)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluewater:

  • Mohave Community College (about 78 miles; Kingman, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,309)
  • Arizona Western College (about 104 miles; Yuma, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,454)
  • Yavapai College (about 108 miles; Prescott, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 117 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 5,313)
  • Northcentral University (about 118 miles; Prescott Valley, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,927)
  • Estrella Mountain Community College (about 121 miles; Avondale, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,932)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc (about 125 miles; Avondale, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,860)

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Reservoir: Moovalya Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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La Paz County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.5%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 62.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.7%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Arizona average:

12.5

Bluewater travel time to work - commute Bluewater mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bluewater CDP (based on La Paz County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,31427
Catholic1,1094
Other1,0104
Mainline Protestant3023
Black Protestant1741
None15,580-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
La Paz County:

3.98 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
La Paz County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
La Paz County:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

11.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.2%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
La Paz County:

28.0%
Arizona:

22.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bluewater:

52.2%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.7%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.5%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bluewater:

12.3%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.3%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

54.6%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Bluewater:

74.1%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bluewater, AZ Residents

8.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
Arizona average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.34% ($27,986 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.95% ($39,082)
from Mohave County, AZ  0.52% ($35,222)


8.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,598 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
Arizona average:

5.60%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  1.36% ($31,129 average AGI)
to Mohave County, AZ  1.14% ($24,983)
to Riverside County, CA  0.50% ($23,385)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bluewater:

  • KLPZ (1380 AM; 3 kW; PARKER, AZ; Owner: KEITH DOUGLAS LEARN)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNTR (980 AM; 1 kW; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: STEVEN M. GREELEY)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bluewater:

  • KWFH (90.1 FM; PARKER, AZ; Owner: DESERT VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KRRK (101.1 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: SMOKE AND MIRRORS, LLC)
  • K263AI (100.5 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: DONALD F. HENDREN)
  • KZUL-FM (104.5 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: MAD DOG WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KRCY-FM (96.7 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: RICK L. MURPHY)
  • KJJJ (102.3 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: STEVEN M. GREELEY)
  • K256AA (99.1 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • K264AB (100.7 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • K268AC (101.5 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • KRIT (93.9 FM; PARKER, AZ; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KRRN (92.7 FM; DOLAN SPRINGS, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K242AQ (96.3 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: DONALD F. HENDREN)
  • KFLG-FM (94.7 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAMERON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K224BV (92.7 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: RICHARD R. FULKERSON)
  • K280EH (103.9 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: JANE G. BREDER)
  • KGMN (100.1 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KNKK (107.1 FM; NEEDLES, CA; Owner: CAMERON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KADD (93.5 FM; LAUGHLIN, NV; Owner: M&M BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KNLB (91.1 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Bluewater:

  • W64AN (Channel 64; ROCK HARBOR, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • K02MT (Channel 2; PARKER, AZ; Owner: HALE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Utility gas (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Bluewater compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Bluewater on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of mobile homes (200+ housing units)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Netherlands (population 500+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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