The growth is in the West!!! Arizona is one of the top two fastest growing state in the USA and has a growth rate that is almost three times that of the United States as a whole. Mohave County is experiencing a fantastic period of expansion, more growth (37.8%) per capita than any other county in Arizona over the past seven years. Mohave County is the fifth largest county. As of the 2010 census, its population was 200,186.
Mohave County contains parts of the Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area and all of the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The Kaibab, Fort Mojave and Hualapai Indian Reservations also lie within the county.
Mohave County contains approximately 13,400 square miles of land. It has no less than 148 canyons within its boundaries, most of which help make up a large portion of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River that separates the top 1/3 of Mohave County from the bottom 2/3. The county is bordered by three rivers and one creek along with four lakes that are impounded behind dams on the Colorado and Bill Williams Rivers.
The county is intersected by 21 mountain ranges and the corresponding valleys in between. There are five climate zones in Arizona and Mohave County is the only county in the state that contains all five.
Most of Mohave County is located where the Sonoran and Mohave Deserts meet. It varies in elevation from 500 to 8,000 feet, but it is mostly desert terrain and high chaparral with hot summer day temperatures one can expect from a desert and cool summer nights. In winter, daytime temperatures are moderate to cool, with cold nights and occasional rain or snow in the higher elevations.
The vegetation in the county runs from desert scrub and cactus to pine trees in the upper mountain portions. The annual rainfall in the county relates to its desert terrain and is rarely more than 10 inches a year, except in the mountains.
The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land management own 55.2 percent of the land; Indian Reservations, 6.7 percent; the state of Arizona, 6.6 percent; individual or corporate, 17.2 percent; and other public lands, 14.3 percent.
With its prime location, great weather, and easy accessibility, many people are choosing to reside in Mohave County and commute to surrounding areas such as Laughlin and Las Vegas, Nevada.