About This Place
Bullhead City is a city located on the Colorado River in Mohave County, Arizona, USA, roughly 70 mi (110 km) south of Las Vegas, Nevada, and directly across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada, whose casinos and ancillary services supply much of the employment for Bullhead City. Bullhead City is located on the southern border of Lake Mohave.
According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 40,225. The nearby communities of Laughlin, Needles, Fort Mohave, and Mohave Valley bring the Bullhead area's total population to about 77,500, making it the largest micropolitan area in Mohave County. The latest figures indicate that "...more than 115,000 people flew in to Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport on casino-sponsored charters in 2010. That number is likely to be higher in 2011."
In 2011, the Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport was named Airport of the Year by the Arizona Department of Transportation.