Place:La Paz, Arizona, United States

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NameLa Paz
Alt namesLa Pazsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
LaPazsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates33.617°N 113.867°W
Located inArizona, United States     (1983 - )
See alsoYuma, Arizona, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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La Paz County is a county in the western part of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,489. The county seat is Parker. The name of the county is the Spanish word for the peace, and is taken from the early settlement (now ghost town) of La Paz along the Colorado River.

La Paz County was established in 1983 after voters approved separating the northern portion of Yuma County, making it the first and only county to be established after Arizona became a state in 1912. The county did not have a large enough tax base to begin supporting a separate county government immediately and had to rely on state money at first. As a result Arizona laws were changed to make splitting other existing counties much more difficult.

The Colorado River Indian Reservation is located in the western portion of the county. Part of the reservation extends westward into San Bernardino and Riverside Counties in California.

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There are a variety of flora and fauna associated with La Paz County. The endangered California Fan Palm, Washingtonia filifera has a small number of grove occurrences within the county.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1983 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1983 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1983 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1983 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1983 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1990 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1990 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1990 13,844

Note: La Paz County (1980 pop. 12,557) was formed from Yuma County in 1983.

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