Kingman is located in northwestern Arizona at the intersection of Interstate 40 and U.S. 93. Situated in the Hualapai Valley between the Cerbat and Hualapai Mountain Ranges, Kingman was established in the early 1880’s by Lewis Kingman, surveyor for the Santa Fe Railway. It has served as county seat of Mohave County since 1887.
The Colorado River forms the western boundary of Mohave County with an estimated 1,000 miles of fresh water shoreline including Lakes Havasu, Mohave, and Mead. Outdoor enthusiasts can visit wilderness areas, enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, and historical sites all within a short drive from Kingman.
Kingman is known as “The Heart of Historic Route 66” because it is located in the middle of the longest stretch of the Mother Road still in existence. Kingman has a historic downtown district featuring homes and businesses built in the early 1900s, including the Powerhouse Visitor Center. Beale Street, the center of downtown Kingman, features many thrift and antique shops as well as city and county services. History buffs can also learn more about Kingman from the award-winning Mohave Museum of History & Arts.
Favorable state taxes, the Interstate highway, the Santa Fe railroad mainline and proximity to the California market has made Kingman a prime site for industries. Situated between Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and the Grand Canyon, Kingman’s leading industries are tourism and manufacturing. The fully developed Airport Industrial Park attracts manufacturers with reasonable land costs and the opportunity to build regional trade and service centers.
Residents enjoy an ideal southwestern climate. Summer months are not too hot with a July maximum average of 95°F. Winter months are cool with a January minimum average of 31°F. Annual precipitation is approximately 10 inches.
The public school system has several elementary schools, a middle school, and two high schools. The city also supports a charter school, private schools, a community college campus, and an extension campus for Northern Arizona University. Attractive neighborhoods offer many housing choices with prices suitable for all ranges, from the executive to the young family, single person to retiree. With a growing workforce and an organized and dedicated community, Kingman welcomes you to explore our diversity and share our prosperity.