|hematite from the old Dutchman Mine near Bouse |
|La Paz County and the state of Arizona|
|• Total||10.1 sq mi (26.1 km2)|
|• Land||10.1 sq mi (26.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||948 ft (289 m)|
|• Density||60.9/sq mi (23.6/km2)|
|Time zone||MST (no daylight saving time) (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||0001887|
Bouse (pronounced to rhyme with "house") is a census-designated place (CDP) in La Paz County, Arizona, United States. Founded in 1908 as a mining camp, the economy of Bouse is now based on tourism, agriculture and retirees. The population was 996 at the 2010 census.
Bouse is located at (33.933657, -114.008268).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26 km2), all of it land.
Camp Bouse, 20 miles east in Butler Valley, is the former site of a World War II US Army tank training camp. Although the buildings are gone, a few foundations remain, as do some of the tank tracks from World War II. There is a Camp Bouse memorial monument in Bouse.
As of the census of 2010, there were 996 people, 547 households, and 303 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 60.9 people per square mile (23.5/km²). There were 562 housing units at an average density of 55.7 per square mile (21.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.61% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.33% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.55% of the population.
There were 320 households out of which 6.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.33.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 9.8% under the age of 18, 1.1% from 18 to 24, 8.5% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 51.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 65 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $19,479, and the median income for a family was $27,935. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,623. About 9.9% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.4% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.
This area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bouse has a mild desert climate, abbreviated "Bwh" on climate maps.
- Dutchman Mine at Mindat.org
- Bouse community profile at Arizona Department of Commerce
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Camp Bouse information at Ghosttowns.com
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Climate Summary for Bouse, Arizona