Mohave County, AZ

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Population

204,691

0.522% growth

Median Age

50.4


Median Household Income

$41,567

4.29% growth

Poverty Rate

18.6%


Number of Employees

69,774

3.86% growth

Median Property Value

$138,700

6.69% growth

About

In 2017, Mohave County, AZ had a population of 205k people with a median age of 50.4 and a median household income of $41,567. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mohave County, AZ grew from 203,629 to 204,691, a 0.522% increase and its median household income grew from $39,856 to $41,567, a 4.29% increase.

The population of Mohave County, AZ is 78% White Alone, 15.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.1% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Mohave County, AZ speak a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mohave County, AZ are Mohave Community College (897 degrees awarded in 2016), Charles of Italy Beauty College (30 degrees), and All Beauty College (485306) (21 degrees).

The median property value in Mohave County, AZ is $138,700, and the homeownership rate is 68.3%. Most people in Mohave County, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Mohave County, AZ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Mohave County, AZ employs 69.8k people. The largest industries in Mohave County, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,621 people), Retail Trade (9,538 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (9,519 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($63,173), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,361), and Utilities ($53,514).

Median household income in Mohave County, AZ is $41,567. Males in Mohave 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 Mohave County, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,567

2017 value

± $796

4.29%

1 Year Growth

± 3.03%

Households in Mohave County, AZ have a median annual income of $41,567, 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 $39,856 in 2016, which represents a 4.29% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Arizona by number of full-time 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 Mohave 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9520.01

  2. Census Tract 9528

  3. Census Tract 9536.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mohave County, AZ was Census Tract 9520.01 with a value of $63,158, followed by Census Tract 9528 and Census Tract 9536.01, with respective values of $60,731 and $56,303.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mohave County, AZ (37.1k out of 200k 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 Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    32,596 ± 1,373

  2. Hispanic

    7,092 ± 743

  3. Native American

    1,538 ± 214

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mohave 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

69.8k

2017 Value

± 2,052

3.86%

1 Year growth

± 4.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mohave County, AZ grew at a rate of 3.86%, from 67.2k employees to 69.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mohave County, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,806 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,877 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (7,213 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mohave County, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mohave County, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,806 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,877 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (7,213 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mohave County, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.77 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.46 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mohave County, AZ, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($77,308), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($62,971), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($58,517).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

69.8k

2017 Value

± 2,052

3.86%

1 Year growth

± 4.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mohave County, AZ grew at a rate of 3.86%, from 67.2k employees to 69.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mohave County, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,621 people), Retail Trade (9,538 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (9,519 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mohave County, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Mohave 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 Mohave County, AZ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,621 people), Retail Trade (9,538 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (9,519 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mohave County, AZ has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.97 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.79 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mohave County, AZ, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($63,173), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,361), and Utilities ($53,514).

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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 Mohave County, AZ has health coverage, with 27.1% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 21.2% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 3.08% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Mohave County, AZ see 2111 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.87% increase from the previous year (1994 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2598 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1477 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

2,111 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mohave County, AZ see an average of 2,111 patients per year. This represents a 5.87% increase from the previous year (1,994 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mohave 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%).

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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%).

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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

27.1%

Employer Coverage

23.2%

Medicaid

21.2%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

3.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mohave County, AZ declined by 11.8% from 14% to 12.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mohave 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arizona by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Mohave County, AZ is home to a population of 205k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.73% of Mohave County, AZ residents were born outside of the country (13.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Mohave County, AZ is composed of 160k White Alone residents (78%), 32.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.9%), 4.29k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.1%), 3.34k Two or More Races residents (1.63%), 2.37k Asian Alone residents (1.16%), 2k Black or African American Alone residents (0.976%), 258 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.126%), and 149 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0728%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mohave County, AZ was 50.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Mohave County, AZ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Mohave County, AZ residents was 50.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

13.8k people

6.99%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

14.2k people

As of 2017, 6.73% of Mohave County, AZ residents (13.8k 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 Mohave County, AZ was 6.99%, 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

96.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.5% of Mohave County, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mohave County, AZ was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    160k ± 124

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    32.6k ± 1.43k

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    4.29k ± 273

In 2017, there were 4.9 times more White Alone residents (160k people) in Mohave County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.6k Hispanic or Latino and 4.29k 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 Mohave 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 Mohave 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 Mohave County, AZ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Mohave 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

    10,272 ± 678

  2. Korea

    2,908 ± 337

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,092 ± 309

Mohave County, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Mohave County, AZ awarded 965 degrees. The student population of Mohave County, AZ is skewed towards women, with 1,454 male students and 2,914 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mohave County, AZ are White (715 and 74.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (181 and 18.8%), Two or More Races (20 and 2.07%), and Black or African American (15 and 1.55%).

The largest universities in Mohave County, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Mohave Community College (897 and 93%), Charles of Italy Beauty College (30 and 3.11%), and All Beauty College (485306) (21 and 2.18%).

The most popular majors in Mohave County, AZ are Other Fine Arts & Art Studies (154 and 16%), Registered Nursing (85 and 8.81%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (70 and 7.25%).

The median tuition costs in Mohave County, AZ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 85 degrees awarded

  2. 70 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Mohave County, AZ was Registered Nursing with 85 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Mohave County, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 897 degrees awarded

  2. 30 degrees awarded

  3. 21 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Mohave County, AZ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mohave Community College with 897 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

309

Degrees Awarded to Men

656

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 309 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mohave County, AZ, which is 0.471 times less than the 656 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    715 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    181 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    20 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mohave County, AZ were to White students. These 715 degrees mean that there were 3.95 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 181 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mohave County, AZ was $138,700 in 2017, which is 0.637 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $130,000 to $138,700, a 6.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Mohave County, AZ is 68.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mohave County, AZ have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mohave 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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$41,567

Median Household Income

± $796

83.9k

Number of Households

± 2,059

In 2017, the median household income of the 83.9k households in Mohave County, AZ grew to $41,567 from the previous year's value of $39,856.

The following chart displays the households in Mohave 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$138,700

2017 Median

± $3,711

$130,000

2016 Median

± $4,639

In 2017, the median property value in Mohave County, AZ grew to to $138,700 from the previous year's value of $130,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mohave 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 Mohave County, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Mohave County, AZ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mohave County, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.3%

2017 Homeownership

66.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.3% of the housing units in Mohave County, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mohave 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 Mohave County, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mohave County, AZ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mohave County, AZ have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.95% of the workforce in Mohave County, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.9%

  2. Carpooled

    12.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.08%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mohave County, AZ was Drove Alone (79.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.6%) and those who Worked At Home (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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