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Bullhead City, Arizona

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Welcome to Bullhead City ...

The city of Bullhead City is located in Mohave County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bullhead City has a population of 41,210 people<2> (see below for details).

Bullhead City was established in 1942 and was incorporated in 1984.

The community of Bullhead City is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bullhead City lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Bullhead City (for example, toward Needles (CA)), you will leave Mountain Standard Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT). In addition, you will be moving from an area that does not observe daylight saving time to one that does.

Bullhead City is within the (928) area code.

The ZIP codes for Bullhead City: 86429-86430, 86439, 86442<4>

Websites for Bullhead City ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bullhead City had an population of 41,210 people. This is an increase of 4.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bullhead City had a population of 39,540 people (or 19.75% of the total population of Mohave County). This makes Bullhead City the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Bullhead City represents 0.62% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 39,540 people, the population of Bullhead City increased 17.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 33,769 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bullhead City.

Communities near Bullhead City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bullhead City.

  • Needles [San Bernardino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needles
    • Needles [San Bernardino County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Bullhead City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,942 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Needles<6>
  • Hardyville [Mohave County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardyville
    • Hardyville [Mohave County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Bullhead City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardyville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Mojave City [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mojave City
    • Mojave City [Mohave County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Bullhead City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mojave City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mojave City
  • Fort Mohave [Mohave County]
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    • Katherine [Mohave County]
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      • Katherine [Mohave County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Bullhead City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Katherine
    • Mesquite Creek [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesquite Creek
      • Mesquite Creek [Mohave County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Bullhead City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesquite Creek
    • Mojave Ranch Estates [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mojave Ranch Estates
      • Mojave Ranch Estates [Mohave County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Bullhead City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mojave Ranch Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mojave Ranch Estates
    • Mohave Valley [Mohave County]
    • Oatman [Mohave County]
    • Oldtrails [Mohave County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldtrails
      • Oldtrails [Mohave County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Bullhead City

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bullhead City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bullhead City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bullhead City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bullhead City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bullhead City. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bullhead City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bullhead City ...

Looking for more information about Bullhead City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bullhead City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bullhead City.

Adding Bullhead City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bullhead City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bullhead City was on a map titled Road Map for Arizona (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bullhead City on our Genealogy Page.

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The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Mohave, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bullhead City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bullhead City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bullhead City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bullhead City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Bullhead City includes: 86429, 86439 & 86442.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bullhead City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bullhead City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bullhead CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bullhead City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1229, Longitude: -114.5823    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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