Lake Havasu City, AZ
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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, Lake Havasu City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lake Havasu City are a mix 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%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Lake Havasu City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lake Havasu City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Lake Havasu City rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.53% of adults 25 and older in Lake Havasu City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Lake Havasu City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.