La Paz County, AZ

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2020 Population
21,035
1.16% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Democratic Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
57.4
1.59% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
22.9%
2.29% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$34,956
0.904% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$84,600
6.82% 1-year growth

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In 2020, La Paz County, AZ had a population of 21k people with a median age of 57.4 and a median household income of $34,956. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of La Paz County, AZ grew from 20,793 to 21,035, a 1.16% increase and its median household income grew from $34,643 to $34,956, a 0.904% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in La Paz County, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.2%), White (Hispanic) (16.9%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (11.7%), Other (Hispanic) (4.06%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.73%).

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.

93.3% of the residents in La Paz County, AZ are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in La Paz County, AZ was $84,600, and the homeownership rate was 71.8%.

Most people in La Paz County, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.4 minutes. The average car ownership in La Paz County, AZ was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

La Paz County, AZ is home to a population of 21k people, from which 93.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 10.1% of La Paz County, AZ residents were born outside of the country (2.14k people).

In 2020, there were 3.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in La Paz County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.56k White (Hispanic) and 2.46k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.3%
2020 Citizenship
93.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.3% of La Paz County, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in La Paz County, AZ was 93.4%, 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)
    12k ± 33
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.56k ± 440
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.46k ± 101
27.7%
Hispanic Population
5.83k people

In 2020, there were 3.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in La Paz County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.56k White (Hispanic) and 2.46k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.7% of the people in La Paz County, AZ are hispanic (5.83k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

10.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.14k people
9.67%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.01k people

As of 2020, 10.1% of La Paz County, AZ residents (2.14k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in La Paz County, AZ was 9.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,127 ± 291
  2. Korea
    292 ± 120
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    125 ± 97

La Paz County, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of La Paz County, AZ employs 6.19k people. The largest industries in La Paz County, AZ are Retail Trade (1,065 people), Accommodation & Food Services (803 people), and Public Administration (661 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($110,833), Information ($65,500), and Wholesale Trade ($46,250).

Occupations

6.19k
2020 Value
± 595
0.519%
1 Year growth
± 12.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in La Paz County, AZ grew at a rate of 0.519%, from 6.16k employees to 6.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in La Paz County, AZ, are Management Occupations (699 people), Sales & Related Occupations (635 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (629 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

6.19k
2020 Value
± 595
0.519%
1 Year growth
± 12.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in La Paz County, AZ grew at a rate of 0.519%, from 6.16k employees to 6.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in La Paz County, AZ, are Retail Trade (1,065 people), Accommodation & Food Services (803 people), and Public Administration (661 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

$33,487
Median earning men ± $4,483
$23,605
Median earning women ± $4,123

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($139,107), Information ($65,750), and Public Administration ($55,329).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($44,016), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,821), and Public Administration ($34,302).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $35.2B
  2. $22.1B
  3. $18.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Electronics with $35.2B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($22.1B) and Mixed freight ($18.2B).

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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$230B
2020 Value in Arizona
$463B
Projected 2050 Value in Arizona
101% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arizona trade was $230B. This is expected to increase 101% to $463B by 2050.

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. $32.1B
  2. $14.9B
  3. $5.53B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $32.1B, followed by Texas with $14.9B and Michigan and $5.53B.

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

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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
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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.954% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% 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 2020 were Some college (1.47M), High School or Equivalent (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (966k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in La Paz County, AZ was $84,600 in 2020, which is 0.368 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $79,200 to $84,600, a 6.82% increase. The homeownership rate in La Paz County, AZ is 71.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in La Paz County, AZ have an average commute time of 14.4 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 $34,956. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in La Paz County, AZ was Census Tract 9402 with a value of $60,461, followed by Census Tract 202.01 and Census Tract 205.01, with respective values of $42,699 and $41,071.

Property

$84,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,656
$7,129
Median Property Taxes
±$694

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

71.8%
Homeownership
2020
69.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.8% of the housing units in La Paz County, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in La Paz County, AZ was Census Tract 9402 with a value of $60,461, followed by Census Tract 202.01 and Census Tract 205.01, with respective values of $42,699 and $41,071.

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.
$34,956
Median Household Income
± $5,708
9.93k
Number of Households
± 943

In 2020, the median household income of the 9.93k households in La Paz County, AZ grew to $34,956 from the previous year's value of $34,643.

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.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2020, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.736% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Walked (3.08%)

In 2020, 81% of workers in La Paz County, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who walked to work (3.08%).

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

14.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in La Paz County, AZ have a shorter commute time (14.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.336% 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

22.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in La Paz County, AZ (4.76k out of 20.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 65 - 74, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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86.7% of the population of La Paz County, AZ has health coverage, with 24.4% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 29.7% on Medicare, 9.49% on non-group plans, and 2.58% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Arizona 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 3516 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.39% increase from the previous year (3434 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2345 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1319 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arizona, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,516 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 3,516 patients per year. This represents a 2.39% increase from the previous year (3,434 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Arizona across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.9% under 18 years, 13.2% between 18 and 34 years, 29.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 40% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.3%
Uninsured
24.4%
Employer Coverage
20.5%
Medicaid
29.7%
Medicare
9.49%
Non-Group
2.58%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in La Paz County, AZ declined by 9.46% from 14.7% to 13.3%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 92.6 in La Paz County, AZ.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 33% in La Paz County, AZ.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 21.1% in La Paz County, AZ.

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