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Paulden is a census designated place (CDP) in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. The population was 5,231 at the 2010 census.

Paulden, Arizona
Location in Yavapai County and the state of Arizona
Location in Yavapai County and the state of Arizona
Paulden, Arizona is located in the United States
Paulden, Arizona
Paulden, Arizona
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°54′3″N 112°29′3″W / 34.90083°N 112.48417°W / 34.90083; -112.48417Coordinates: 34°54′3″N 112°29′3″W / 34.90083°N 112.48417°W / 34.90083; -112.48417
CountryUnited States
 • Total57.06 sq mi (147.79 km2)
 • Land57.06 sq mi (147.79 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
4,408 ft (1,344 m)
 • Total913
 • Estimate 
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
ZIP code
Area code(s)928
FIPS code04-53560
GNIS feature ID0032736


Paulden is located at 34°54′3″N 112°29′3″W / 34.90083°N 112.48417°W / 34.90083; -112.48417 (34.900785, -112.484205).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 62.8 square miles (162.7 km²), of which, 62.8 square miles (162.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.


Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 5,231 people, 1,917 households, and 1,420 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 53.0 people per square mile (21.0/km²). There were 1,334 housing units at an average density of 21.3/sq mi (8.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.80% White, 0.70% Black or African American, 1.40% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 11.9% from other races, and 2.80% from two or more races. 24.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,420 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 19, 6.2% from 20 to 24, 20.90% from 25 to 44, 32.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.97 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,402, and the median income for a family was $43,267. Males had a median income of $25,573 versus $22,781 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,064. About 22.70% of families and 26.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.7% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

Paulden has a quasi government called Paulden Area Community Organization. It serves as a mediator between the people and Yavapai County.


Jeff Cooper founded the firearms training center the American Pistol Institute, now named the Gunsite Academy, just west of Paulden in 1976. Gunsite covers 2,000 acres (8.1 km2).

Notable residentsEdit


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ CDP, Arizona/POPULATION/DECENNIAL_CNT CDP, Arizona/POPULATION/DECENNIAL_CNT Check |url= value (help). Missing or empty |title= (help)