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Bullhead City is a city located on the Colorado River in Mohave County, Arizona, USA, roughly 100 mi (160 km) south of Las Vegas, Nevada, and directly across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada, whose casinos and ancillary services supply much of the employment for Bullhead City. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 40,225.[2] Bullhead City is located a few miles north of Fort Mojave Indian Reservation.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.0 square miles (119.0 km²), of which, 45.2 square miles (117.1 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (1.59%) is water.

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There were 13,909 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,221, and the median income for a family was $33,914. Males had a median income of $23,617 versus $19,564 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,250. About 11.3% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.
Population of Bullhead City[5]||~ Year ||~ Population ||
1980
2,000
1990
22,000
2000
33,800
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(caption reads: "dont crap in the cactus")

There are a total of 18 RV parks in Bullhead City.[6] The 5 below offer a wireless internet connection.While there are a few small motels in Bullhead City, the sister city of Laughlin, Nevada, makes visiting the area very convenient with more than 11,000 hotel rooms.Bullhead City has a desert climate, with a few inches of precipitation year-round. It is one of the United States's hottest cities during the summer, with an average July high of 110 to 115 (but has been known to reach 125+) Fahrenheit degrees or 48 to 49 Celsius degrees. The month with the most average precipitation is August, with 0.99 inch or 25 millimeters.
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The town was originally known as Hardyville, named after William Harrison Hardy, who worked as a postmaster, county supervisor and a member of the Territorial Legislature. When the railroad bypased the town, it quickly became a ghost town until the construction of the Davis Dam. The name "Bullhead City" is taken from "Bull's Head Rock," a rock formation along the Colorado River. [2] Steam boats on the Colorado River used it as a navigation point. After the construction of Davis Dam, the water rose and now almost completely covers the landmark
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Notable residents

  • Chris McCandless of Into the Wild fame spent two months as a McDonald's employee in Bullhead City.
  • Nicole Tubiola, actress, grew up in Bullhead City, graduated from Mohave High School in 1997.
  • Seamus Dever, actor, grew up in Bullhead City, graduated from Mohave High School in 1994.
According to our research there were **20 registered sex offenders** living in Bullhead City, Arizona in May 2009.
The ratio of number of residents in Bullhead City to the number of sex offenders is 2043 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime in Bullhead City by Year
Type
1999
2000
2001
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
Murders
1
6
2
4
2
0
1
4
0
per 100,000
3.5
19.3
5.7
11.0
5.4
0.0
2.5
9.7
0.0
Rapes
4
12
11
3
2
4
6
2
2
per 100,000
13.9
38.7
31.5
8.3
5.4
10.3
14.8
4.9
4.8
Robberies
29
23
27
21
22
30
39
33
23
per 100,000
100.6
74.1
77.3
57.9
59.0
77.2
96.1
80.1
54.8
Assaults
144
158
153
187
257
138
114
75
36
per 100,000
499.8
509.0
438.0
515.6
688.7
355.2
280.8
182.0
85.8
Burglaries
399
422
427
422
500
498
472
491
452
per 100,000
1384.7
1359.4
1222.4
1163.6
1340.0
1282.0
1162.7
1191.5
1076.8
Thefts
998
936
1,007
1,433
1,703
1,454
1,349
1,367
1,126
per 100,000
3463.6
3015.1
2882.7
3951.1
4564.0
3743.0
3323.0
3317.2
2682.5
Auto thefts
124
177
110
166
239
259
228
141
124
per 100,000
430.3
570.2
314.9
457.7
640.5
666.7
561.6
342.2
295.4
Arson
13
14
10
10
20
19
19
10
8
per 100,000
45.1
45.1
28.6
27.6
53.6
48.9
46.8
24.3
19.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.9)
418.1
455.0
373.5
425.3
498.0
395.3
361.0
327.2
243.7



Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function
Full-time employees
Monthly full-time payroll
Average yearly full-time wage
Part-time employees
Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration
20
$77,269
$46,361
1
$952
Other Government Administration
33
$122,441
$44,524
3
$6,290
Judicial and Legal
28
$118,883
$50,950
5
$7,169
Police Protection - Officers
80
$492,741
$73,911
0
$0
Police - Other
49
$123,490
$30,242
4
$1,583
Streets and Highways
15
$46,791
$37,433
4
$7,541
Sewerage
33
$113,144
$41,143
0
$0
Parks and Recreation
19
$55,946
$35,334
24
$11,639
Housing and Community Development(Local)
2
$10,102
$60,612
0
$0
Transit
10
$26,247
$31,496
10
$13,530
Other and Unallocable
58
$215,349
$44,555
11
$13,027
Totals for Government
347
$1,402,403
$48,498
62
$61,731