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Colorado City
Mohave County, Arizona


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Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
The population of Colorado City is approximately 4,668 (2009), 4821 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 457 (2000), 575 (2010).
The amount of land area in Colorado City is 27.219 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Colorado City is 10.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.023 sq kilometers.
The distance from Colorado City to Washington DC is 2044 miles.
The distance to the Arizona state capital is 242 miles. (as the crow flies)
Colorado City is positioned 36.98 degrees north of the equator and 112.98 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Colorado City elevation is 4,979 feet above sea level.
Colorado City per capita income is $ 5,194 (2009).
Colorado City median income is $ 46,415 (2009).
The Colorado City median home price is $ 137,459 (2009).


in northern Arizona near the Utah border. It is near the Utah city of Hildale. Other nearby communities include Kaibab, Arizona and Rockville, Springdale, Virgin, La Verkin, Hurricane and Kanab.
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History & History Related Items

Colorado City was originally known as Short Creek. It was founded in 1913 by members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (not affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). The group wanted to live in a remote area where they could practice plural marriage. In 1953, a raid was made on Colorado City by troops sent by the Arizona Governor. The fight is known as the Short Creek raid. After legal battles, the governor's political career was ruined and the state basically left the community alone to live their preferences. Over the years, over incidents occurred but in 2007, the state took away the church ownership of the lands in Colorado City. In 2010, law enforcement officers from both Arizona and Utah came with search warrants and most city functions were shut down.
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Colorado City is a twin city to Hildale just on the other side of the border in Utah.
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Colorado City City Government

Town Hall
25 South Central Street
Colorado City, Arizona 86021

Colorado City Schools

Children of Colorado City attend schools in the Colorado City Unified School District. El Capitan, a K-12 school, is the only school in the district.
255 North Cottonwood Street
Colorado City, Arizona 86021 Colorado City


The population of Colorado City was:
1980 - 1,439
1990 - 2,426
1998 - 4,095
2000 - 3,334
2007 - 4,807
2009 - 4,668

Median age:
2000 - 14.3 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 307
2000 - 457

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 32,826
2009 - $ 46,415

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 5,293
2009 - $ 5,194

Median House value:
2000 - $ 94,500
2009 - $ 137,459

Colorado City is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does NOT participate in daylight savings time along with the entire state of Arizona.

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