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Havasu population breaks 55,000

By BRANDON MESSICK Today’s News-HeraldMay 25, 2019

There are now about 2,500 more Lake Havasu City residents than there were in 2010, according to new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The new data reflects growth nationwide from 2017-18, and that growth has continued to improve in Havasu. Whether they came to work, or came to retire, or if they were delivered to Havasu by a stork, the city’s population grew by about 5 percent in the past eight years. Havasu now boasts a population of 1,239 residents per square mile, and averages about 2.3 residents per household, for a new total of 55,090 residents.

According to 2017 census statistics, about 31 percent of Havasu residents are seniors 65 and older – which is almost double the Arizona average. Children younger than five comprise about 3 percent of the city’s population, and children younger than 18 comprise about 16 percent. In Havasu, veterans comprised about 12 percent of the city’s population, compared to a statewide average of 6 percent.

Lake Havasu City joined a small number of U.S. cities after the 2010 census, when Havasu’s population surpassed 50,000. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 4 percent of all U.S. cities have populations exceeding 50,000.

Mohave County’s population also grew by about 5 percent, according to the Census Bureau, with about 9,400 more residents than in 2010.

In Arizona, the population has grown by about 12 percent since 2010.

As of this year, there were about 7.1million Arizona residents, compared to 6.4 million almost a decade ago. The Census Bureau says Phoenix continues to be the nation’s fastest-growing city, with an increase of more than 25,000 residents since 2010.

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