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Peach Springs (Hualapai: Hà:ktəkwí:va) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mohave Countymarker, Arizonamarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 600 at the 2000 census. Peach Springs serves as the administrative headquarters of the Hualapai (meaning People of the Tall Pine) people, and is located on the Hualapai Reservation.

Geography

Peach Springs is located at (35.534457, -113.423353) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.9 square miles (17.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 600 people, 166 households, and 139 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 87.3 people per square mile (33.7/km²). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 31.9/sq mi (12.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 4.33% White, 93.00% Native American, 2.33% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. 5.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 166 households out of which 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% were married couples living together, 35.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.7% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.61 and the average family size was 3.83.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 40.5% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $18,194, and the median income for a family was $17,292. Males had a median income of $20,833 versus $15,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,756. About 38.2% of families and 36.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.7% of those under age 18 and 55.4% of those age 65 or over.

Services

Peach Springs is located on U.S. Route 66, which brought large numbers of cross-country travelers through the town for decades until Interstate 40 was built and opened to traffic some to the south in 1978. The town has one lodge, the Hualapai Lodge, and a small grocery market, but no gas station. It is the nearest town to Hualapai Hilltop, which is the trailhead from which hikers descend the 8 mile (13 km), 3,000 vertical foot (900 m) trail to the town of Supai, Arizonamarker, from which the renowned Havasu Falls and three other waterfalls can be visited.

Trivia

Peach Springs, Arizona served as inspiration for the fictional town Radiator Springs in the Pixar movie Cars, which depicts to some degree the losses that it and many other cities along Route 66 faced after they were bypassed by I-40.

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