Bouse, Arizona

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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.[2] The population was 615 at the 2000 census.



Bouse is located at 33°56′1″N 114°0′30″W / 33.93361°N 114.00833°W / 33.93361; -114.00833 (33.933657, -114.008268).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26.1 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.[4]


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 615 people, 320 households, and 207 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/sq mi (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.

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