La Paz County, AZ

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Population

20,477

0.852% growth

Median Age

56


Median Household Income

$36,479

0.435% growth

Poverty Rate

19.7%


Number of Employees

6,474

2.07% growth

Median Property Value

$77,400

8.71% growth

About

In 2017, La Paz County, AZ had a population of 20.5k people with a median age of 56 and a median household income of $36,479. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of La Paz County, AZ grew from 20,304 to 20,477, a 0.852% increase and its median household income grew from $36,321 to $36,479, a 0.435% increase.

The population of La Paz County, AZ is 58.7% White Alone, 26.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 11.1% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in La Paz County, AZ speak a non-English language, and 92.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in La Paz County, AZ is $77,400, and the homeownership rate is 74.3%. Most people in La Paz County, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.8 minutes. The average car ownership in La Paz County, AZ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of La Paz County, AZ employs 6.47k people. The largest industries in La Paz County, AZ are Accommodation & Food Services (1,419 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (766 people), and Public Administration (719 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,833), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,100), and Wholesale Trade ($42,355).

Median household income in La Paz County, AZ is $36,479. Males in La Paz County, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,169. The income inequality in La Paz County, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,479

2017 value

± $4,789

0.435%

1 Year Growth

± 15.6%

Households in La Paz County, AZ have a median annual income of $36,479, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,321 in 2016, which represents a 0.435% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,619

Average Male Salary

± $1,335

$46,169

Average Female Salary

± $1,026

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,397 ± $4,848

  2. White

    $48,861 ± $892

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,845 ± $31,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for La Paz County, AZ is from Arizona.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 202.02

  2. Census Tract 9402

  3. Census Tract 201

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in La Paz County, AZ was Census Tract 202.02 with a value of $67,917, followed by Census Tract 9402 and Census Tract 201, with respective values of $49,107 and $40,602.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in La Paz County, AZ (3.97k out of 20.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,485 ± 363

  2. Hispanic

    1,301 ± 205

  3. Native American

    1,028 ± 160

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.47k

2017 Value

± 613

2.07%

1 Year growth

± 12.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in La Paz County, AZ grew at a rate of 2.07%, from 6.34k employees to 6.47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in La Paz County, AZ, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (759 people), Management Occupations (719 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (632 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of La Paz County, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of La Paz County, AZ, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (759 people), Management Occupations (719 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (632 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, La Paz County, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (14.5 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.87 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of La Paz County, AZ, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($76,000), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($60,000), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($51,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.47k

2017 Value

± 613

2.07%

1 Year growth

± 12.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in La Paz County, AZ grew at a rate of 2.07%, from 6.34k employees to 6.47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in La Paz County, AZ, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,419 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (766 people), and Public Administration (719 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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Most Common

The most common industries in La Paz County, AZ, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,419 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (766 people), and Public Administration (719 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, La Paz County, AZ has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.03 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (2.88 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in La Paz County, AZ, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,833), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,100), and Wholesale Trade ($42,355).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.6B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $16.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $23.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.7B) and Electronics ($16.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$158B

2015 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

83.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arizona trade was $158B. This is expected to increase 83.3% to $290B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $21.9B

  2. $8.27B

  3. $4.07B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.9B, followed by Texas with $8.27B and New Mexico and $4.07B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.7% of the population of La Paz County, AZ has health coverage, with 22.1% on employee plans, 24.7% on Medicaid, 29.3% on Medicare, 8.43% on non-group plans, and 3.13% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of La Paz County, AZ was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in La Paz County, AZ see 2879 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.381% decrease from the previous year (2890 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2257 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 847 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,879 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in La Paz County, AZ see an average of 2,879 patients per year. This represents a 0.381% decrease from the previous year (2,890 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 neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.3%

Uninsured

22.1%

Employer Coverage

24.7%

Medicaid

29.3%

Medicare

8.43%

Non-Group

3.13%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in La Paz County, AZ grew by 0.528% from 12.2% to 12.3%.

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 Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

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Diversity

La Paz County, AZ is home to a population of 20.5k people, from which 92.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.4% of La Paz County, AZ residents were born outside of the country (2.13k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of La Paz County, AZ is composed of 12k White Alone residents (58.7%), 5.38k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.3%), 2.27k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (11.1%), 430 Two or More Races residents (2.1%), 167 Black or African American Alone residents (0.816%), 154 Asian Alone residents (0.752%), 46 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.225%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in La Paz County, AZ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

57

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in La Paz County, AZ was 56. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 57, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in La Paz County, AZ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all La Paz County, AZ residents was 55.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.13k people

11.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.31k people

As of 2017, 10.4% of La Paz County, AZ residents (2.13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in La Paz County, AZ was 11.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    511,535 ± 16,887 people

  2. Canada

    42,113 ± 5,023 people

  3. India

    35,674 ± 4,625 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,535 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 42,113 and India with 35,674.

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Citizenship

92.7%

2017 Citizenship

91.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.7% of La Paz County, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in La Paz County, AZ was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12k ± 23

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.38k ± 643

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    2.27k ± 159

In 2017, there were 2.23 times more White Alone residents (12k people) in La Paz County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.38k Hispanic or Latino and 2.27k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in La Paz County, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of La Paz County, AZ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in La Paz County, AZ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of La Paz County, AZ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    890 ± 261

  2. Korea

    576 ± 234

  3. World War II

    163 ± 183

La Paz County, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in La Paz County, AZ was $77,400 in 2017, which is 0.356 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $71,200 to $77,400, a 8.71% increase. The homeownership rate in La Paz County, AZ is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in La Paz County, AZ have an average commute time of 11.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in La Paz County, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,479

Median Household Income

± $4,789

8.8k

Number of Households

± 821

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.8k households in La Paz County, AZ grew to $36,479 from the previous year's value of $36,321.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$77,400

2017 Median

± $10,923

$71,200

2016 Median

± $10,628

In 2017, the median property value in La Paz County, AZ grew to to $77,400 from the previous year's value of $71,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in La Paz County, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In La Paz County, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

74.3%

2017 Homeownership

75%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.3% of the housing units in La Paz County, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in La Paz County, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

11.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in La Paz County, AZ have a shorter commute time (11.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.566% of the workforce in La Paz County, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.28%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.31%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in La Paz County, AZ was Drove Alone (70.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.28%) and those who Worked At Home (8.31%).

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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