Serving as Mohave County’s county seat, Kingman, Arizona is one of the areas largest communities with a population of 28,068. When combined with nearby Golden Valley and Butler, the total area has a population of over 66,000. The housing in the area is most largely comprised of single-family homes with only a few additional housing options.
Kingman was initially established as a stopping point on the predominant wagon trail that ran across the 35th parallel, which later became a portion of route 66. The town was also established as a prominent railroad stop, and it was later used as a site for a U.S. army airfield during WWII. After the end of the war, several prominent employers relocated to the area and provided a number of positions in different industries including automobiles, mining and manufacturing. Today, some of this industry remains. However, residents mostly work for the medical center, the county and the local schools.
Kingman possesses one public school district along with a charter school district and a private Christian school. Students in the primary grades are split between the charter school and public school districts and attend a number of different institutions. There are two public high schools, a private academy and a charter high school. Additionally, Mohave Community College has one of its central campuses located in Kingman, and Northern Arizona University has an extension campus in the area. Kingman is the hometown to many notable individuals, and the town has made appearances throughout television, films and literature. The town is most recognized for its proximity to route 66, and it is considered the gateway to a number of famous destinations including the Colorado River, Las Vegas, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, California and Lake Havasu. Residents enjoy easy driving access to all of these locations. The small community offers a rich history and is a wonderful place to settle.