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Colorado City is a town in Mohave County, in the Lake Havasu City-Kingman metro area.

Originally called Short Creek

The latitude of Colorado City is 36.990N. The longitude is -112.975W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,977 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,901.


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Median household income
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$32,826
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Colorado City demographic reports
Colorado City is on the Utah border.
When the Mormon Church banned polygamy, a number of opponents to the change moved here. In 1953, state officials raided local homes, arresting alleged polygamists and placing more than 200 children in foster care. The polygamy charges eventually were dropped and the families reunited. The town continues to function as the country's largest polygamous community.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Mount Trumbull Wilderness

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5% of Colorado City residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Colorado City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Colorado City was $5,293, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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5% of Colorado City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Colorado City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $195.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $600.


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Mohave County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Colorado City political report.

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The average commute time for Colorado City workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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