La Paz County, AZ

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2022 Population
16,681
0.974% 1-year decline
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
57.3
0.35% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21%
4.13% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,634
17.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$117,500
12.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, La Paz County, AZ had a population of 16.7k people with a median age of 57.3 and a median household income of $46,634. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of La Paz County, AZ declined from 16,845 to 16,681, a −0.974% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,732 to $46,634, a 17.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in La Paz County, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (12.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (11.7%), White (Hispanic) (7.4%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.93%).

None of the households in La Paz County, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92% of the residents in La Paz County, AZ are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in La Paz County, AZ was $117,500, and the homeownership rate was 68.4%.

Most people in La Paz County, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.6 minutes. The average car ownership in La Paz County, AZ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

La Paz County, AZ is home to a population of 16.7k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2022, 12% of La Paz County, AZ residents were born outside of the country (2.01k people).

In 2022, there were 4.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.36k people) in La Paz County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.02k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.96k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92%
2022 Citizenship
93.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92% of La Paz County, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in La Paz County, AZ was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in La Paz County, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.36k ± 47
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.02k ± 153
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.96k ± 486
28.2%
Hispanic Population
4.7k people

In 2022, there were 4.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.36k people) in La Paz County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.02k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.96k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

28.2% of the people in La Paz County, AZ are hispanic (4.7k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.01k people
10.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.74k people

As of 2022, 12% of La Paz County, AZ residents (2.01k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in La Paz County, AZ was 10.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,140 ± 231
  2. Korea
    167 ± 122
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    107 ± 73

La Paz County, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of La Paz County, AZ employs 5.47k people. The largest industries in La Paz County, AZ are Accommodation & Food Services (751 people), Retail Trade (669 people), and Public Administration (578 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($242,619), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($126,719), and Information ($64,500).

Occupations

5.47k
2022 Value
± 495
4.01%
1 Year growth
± 12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in La Paz County, AZ grew at a rate of 4.01%, from 5.26k employees to 5.47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in La Paz County, AZ, are Management Occupations (817 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (589 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (483 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of La Paz County, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.47k
2022 Value
± 495
4.01%
1 Year growth
± 12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in La Paz County, AZ grew at a rate of 4.01%, from 5.26k employees to 5.47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in La Paz County, AZ, are Accommodation & Food Services (751 people), Retail Trade (669 people), and Public Administration (578 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of La Paz County, AZ, though some of these residents may live in La Paz County, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,483
Median earning men ± $4,020
$31,931
Median earning women ± $2,372

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($242,619), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($159,087), and Information ($141,786).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($90,469), Construction ($78,013), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,599).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.3%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.15M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.3% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.21%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 98
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 96
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 96
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in La Paz County, AZ went to Donald J. Trump with 68.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.25%).

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Kyrsten Sinema won election to the Senate as a Democrat in 2018
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.12% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.41M), and Bachelors Degree (1.02M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in La Paz County, AZ was $117,500 in 2022, which is 0.417 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $104,300 to $117,500, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in La Paz County, AZ is 68.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in La Paz County, AZ have an average commute time of 13.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in La Paz County, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in La Paz County, AZ is $46,634. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in La Paz County, AZ was Census Tract 9402 with a value of $67,566, followed by Census Tract 205.01 and Census Tract 202.01, with respective values of $49,300 and $47,315.

Property

$117,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,656
$6,092
Median Property Taxes
±$544

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In La Paz County, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

68.4%
Homeownership
2022
62.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.4% of the housing units in La Paz County, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9402
  2. Census Tract 205.01
  3. Census Tract 202.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in La Paz County, AZ was Census Tract 9402 with a value of $67,566, followed by Census Tract 205.01 and Census Tract 202.01, with respective values of $49,300 and $47,315.

The following map shows all of the tracts in La Paz County, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$46,634
Median Household Income
± $2,584
8.91k
Number of Households
± 701

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.91k households in La Paz County, AZ grew to $46,634 from the previous year's value of $39,732.

The following chart displays the households in La Paz County, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for La Paz County, AZ is from Arizona.
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2022, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.545% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.6%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.89%)

In 2022, 76.6% of workers in La Paz County, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (6.89%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

13.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in La Paz County, AZ have a shorter commute time (13.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.695% of the workforce in La Paz County, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in La Paz County, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in La Paz County, AZ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in La Paz County, AZ (3.44k out of 16.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 65 - 74, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in La Paz County, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

84.8% of the population of La Paz County, AZ has health coverage, with 24.1% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 28.2% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 3.72% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in La Paz County, AZ see 3518 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0569% increase from the previous year (3516 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2148 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1193 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,518 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in La Paz County, AZ

Primary care physicians in La Paz County, AZ see an average of 3,518 patients per year. This represents a 0.0569% increase from the previous year (3,516 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in La Paz County, AZ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.6% under 18 years, 12.7% between 18 and 34 years, 29.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 40.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.2%
Uninsured
24.1%
Employer Coverage
16.1%
Medicaid
28.2%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
3.72%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in La Paz County, AZ grew by 5.94% from 14.4% to 15.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in La Paz County, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 93.6 in La Paz County, AZ.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37% in La Paz County, AZ.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 21.2% in La Paz County, AZ.

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