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Encyclopedia > Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 41,938. Location in the state of Arizona Formed 1864 Seat Kingman Area  - Total  - Water 34,886 km² (13,470 mi²) 409 km² (158 mi²) 1. ... Official language(s) None Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq. ...

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History

Lake Havasu City was established in 1963 by Robert P. McCulloch (of McCulloch Chainsaws) as a planned community. It incorporated in 1978. The present city grew around an old mining town established in the early 20th Century. A New town or planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ...


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London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA Photo taken by RTC. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


A popular tourist attraction in Lake Havasu City is the London Bridge, which crosses an eight-foot-deep man-made canal that leads from Lake Havasu (on the Colorado River) to Thompson Bay. It was purchased from the city of London when the bridge was being replaced in 1968 for 2.5 million dollars. The bridge was disassembled, and the marked stones were shipped to Lake Havasu City and reassembled for another 7 million dollars. It opened again in October 1971. It has been claimed that it was purchased in the mistaken belief that it was the more grandiose Tower Bridge (which is often wrongly called 'London Bridge' by tourists), but McCulloch ardently denied that. This article is a text about the Bridge in London. ... Lake Havasu is the reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado river. ... Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,333 km) long, draining a part of the arid regions on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... For the bridge in Sacramento, California, United States, see Tower Bridge (Sacramento). ...


The city is serviced by several intersecting loop roads, which connect with Highway 95. This somewhat unorthodox road layout has been a source of confusion for many newcomers to the city. Many of the houses in the city are merely vacation homes rather than permanent dwellings, and many are owned for the sole purpose of being rented out to vacationers.


The city is a well known destination of choice for University students during Spring Break. Its reputation in the region rivals Panama City, Florida in the East. Much of the Spring Break activity centers on the London Bridge Resort Village, a British-themed tourist district directly adjacent to the Bridge. The London Bridge Resort built a large patio extending out to the channel with a swimming pool and a stage equipped with disco lighting to accommodate the Spring Break parties. Spring break, also March break in Canada, is a week-long recess from studying in early spring at universities and K-12 schools in the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, China and other countries. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Location in Bay County, Florida Political Statistics Founded Sister Cities {{{sister cities}}} Incorporated 1909 County Bay County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 69. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq. ...


Lake Havasu City regularly hosts other major events such as boating conventions and the Western Winter Blast. A four-day fireworks convention held by the Western Pyrotechnic Association during the Presidents Day weekend, in which pyrotechnicians gather to buy, manufacture, and shoot both professional and consumer-grade fireworks. ...


Property values have skyrocketed in recent years as has the city's population, which has now surpassed $200,000 and reaching as high as $400,000. A new regional mall, named "The Centre", is planned to be built in 2007. Look up Mall in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Geography

Location of Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Lake Havasu City is located at 34°29′24″N, 114°18′32″W (34.489969, -114.309019)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias AZ county maps by Catbar. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 111.6 km² (43.1 mi²). 111.5 km² (43.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.07%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


The climatology of the area is such that Lake Havasu City is often the warmest location in the entire state, and oftentimes, the entire country.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 41,938 people, 17,911 households, and 12,716 families residing in the city. The population density was 376.2/km² (974.4/mi²). There were 23,018 housing units at an average density of 206.5/km² (534.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.35% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.51% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. 7.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 17,911 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.69. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 25.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,499, and the median income for a family was $41,393. Males had a median income of $31,594 versus $21,576 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,403. About 6.6% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Attractions

  • London Bridge
  • Lake Havasu - paddleboats and motor boats are available.
  • There are many tourist shops on the banks of Lake Havasu. Boat rentals are also popular among tourists.

London Bridge in Lake Havasu City The sign on London Bridge, Lake Havasu City, during April 2005 The London Bridge currently located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona was originally constructed in London, England in 1831. ... Lake Havasu is the reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado river. ...

External links

  • Lake Havasu City Chamber of Commerce
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 34.489969° -114.309019°
Flag of Arizona

State of Arizona Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Arizona. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq. ...

Capital

Phoenix This is a list of United States state capitals: Trivia - Jefferson City (Missouri) has the longest name of the U.S. state capitals - Only two of the U.S. state capitals are named for their state: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Indianapolis, Indiana retard See also List of current and former... Flag Seal Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Government Country State Counties United States Arizona Maricopa Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,230. ...

Regions

North Central Arizona | Northern Arizona | Phoenix metropolitan area | Southern Arizona | Arizona Strip This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... North Central Arizona is a geographical region of Arizona. ... Northern Arizona is dominated by the Colorado Plateau, the southern border of which in Arizona is called the Mogollon Rim. ... The Phoenix metropolitan area, locally known as the Valley of the Sun (or just The Valley), is a metropolitan area that includes Phoenix, Arizona, and all of the rest of Maricopa County, Pinal County, and Yavapai County. ... Southern Arizona is a region of the United States. ... The Arizona Strip is that part of the US state of Arizona lying north of the Colorado River and south of the state of Utah. ...

Counties

Apache | Cochise | Coconino | Gila | Graham | Greenlee | La Paz | Maricopa | Mohave | Navajo | Pima | Pinal | Santa Cruz | Yavapai | Yuma List of the 15 counties in the U.S. state of Arizona: Arizona county map Apache County formed in 1879 from part of Yavapai County. ... Apache County is located in the northeast corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed 1881 Seat Bisbee Area  - Total  - Water 16,107 km² (6,219 mi²) 128 km² (49 mi²) 0. ... Coconino County is located in the north central part of the state of Arizona. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed 1881 Seat Globe Area  - Total  - Water 12,421 km² (4,796 mi²) 73 km² (28 mi²) 0. ... Graham County is located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Greenlee County is located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... La Paz County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Maricopa County is located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed 1864 Seat Kingman Area  - Total  - Water 34,886 km² (13,470 mi²) 409 km² (158 mi²) 1. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed March 21, 1895 Seat Holbrook Area  - Total  - Water 25,795 km² (9,959 mi²) 16 km² (6 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed 1864 Seat Tucson Area  - Total  - Water 23,799 km² (9,189 mi²) 7 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed 1875 Seat Florence Area  - Total  - Water 13,919 km² (5,374 mi²) 12 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Santa Cruz County is located in the south of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Yavapai County is located in the center of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Yuma County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. ...

Largest cities

Chandler | Gilbert | Glendale | Mesa | Peoria | Phoenix | Scottsdale | Tempe | Tucson A list of cities in Arizona (by population*) is below. ... Chandler is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 176,582. ... Gilbert is a town located in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Gilbert was the fastest-growing incorporated place of over 100,000 people in the US from 1990 to 2000, as well as in the 2002, 2003, and 2004 Census estimates. ... Glendale is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona and part of the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metropolitan Area. ... Peoria is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Government Country State Counties United States Arizona Maricopa Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,230. ... Scottsdale (Pima: Vaá¹£ai Svaá¹£onÄ­) is a suburb of Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Named by the New York Times as The Beverly Hills of the Desert and by Travel Channel as one of the most luxurious destinations in the nation, Scottsdale has become internationally recognized and regarded... Downtown Tempe Tempe (pronounced by local residents) is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, with a 2004 population estimate of 160,676. ... Nickname The Old Pueblo Location Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona Government Country State Counties United States Arizona Pima Mayor Bob Walkup Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 505. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Lake Havasu City, Arizona Travel & Vacation Guide (193 words)
Lake Havasu City is a thriving tourist town with plenty of lodging, tours, rentals and shopping to support even the largest of Spring Break crowds.
Lake Havasu itself is 45 miles long and is actually a Colorado River reservoir that was created when the Parker Dam was completed in 1938.
Lake Havasu City is located on the Colorado River on the Western Border of Arizona.
Lake Havasu, AZ (DesertUSA) (1517 words)
The Lake is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which oversees nearly 1.4 million acres of public lands in both the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts along the Colorado River, Lake Havasu and the Arizona uplands to the east.
Lake Havasu City was established after the Parker Dam was constructed and the lake formed.
Lake Havasu BLM Field Office: The Lake Havasu BLM Field Office is located south of the intersection of Highway 95 and Acoma Blvd. South at 2610 Sweetwater Ave.
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