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Lake Havasu City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 53,553 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Lake Havasu City is the 16th largest community in Arizona.
Lake Havasu City real estate is some of the most expensive in Arizona, although Lake Havasu City house values don’t compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lake Havasu City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Havasu City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Havasu City who work in office and administrative support (15.07%), sales jobs (12.94%) and food service (10.23%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can’t help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lake Havasu City has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lake Havasu City has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lake Havasu City than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lake Havasu City may be for you.
One of the benefits of Lake Havasu City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.82 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Lake Havasu City Information and Demographics
The percentage of adults in Lake Havasu City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.53% of adults in Lake Havasu City have a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lake Havasu City in 2010 was $24,136, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,544 for a family of four. However, Lake Havasu City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Lake Havasu City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Havasu City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lake Havasu City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Havasu City include German, Irish, English, Italian, French and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Lake Havasu City is English. Some people also speak Spanish.