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- wrote:http://www.census.gov/2010census/popmap ... .php?fl=04
Regarding demographics in Kingman. For those too lazy to click, here's the basic info.
Wikipedia only has the info for 2000, not 2010, so not really a reliable source.
Population: 28,068 (100%)
White: 24,711 (88.04%)
African-American: 289 (1.03%)
Asian: 469 (1.67%)
American Indian and Alaska Native: 476 (1.70%)
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 85 (0.30%)
Other: 1,178 (4.20%)
Two or more races: 860 (3.06%)
As for ethnicity:
Hispanic or Latino: 3,503 (12.48%)
I couldn't find anything on poverty in the 2010 census, so I got this from Wikipedia (2000 census):
median income for a household in the city was $34,086, and the median
income for a family was $41,327. Males had a median income of $32,036
versus $21,134 for females. The per capita income for the city was
$17,181. About 8.2% of families and 11.6% of the population were below
the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of
those age 65 or over.
Also, if you want to throw politics in the
mix, Mohave County (where Kingman is) leaned red most in the 2012
elections, with only 19,533 (27.77%) voting for Obama, while 49,168
(69.91%) voted for Romney, and 1,627 (2.19%) voting for others.
* All About Kingman is exactly what it says, home to a huge amount of directories on all sorts of useful Kingman info, be it holidays, guides, area businesses (like this industry guide, great for deciding what your character's family does for a living!) or whatever else. There's a bunch of useful info on the front page outside the links, too, and while there's a blocker set up to keep you from right-clicking, that can be beaten by clicking out of the dialog box, opening another one and then checking "prevent this page from creating additional dialogs". Just be careful with this site, because while there's loads of info here and most of it is just a dry presentation of links, there's still a fair amount of clear pro-Kingman bias in how it's presented.
* Go Kingman has some of the same "beware of bias" issues, but it's a really good stop for tourist info, local attractions, fun facts, etc. all in one easy to navigate site. Includes info on stuff like Kingman's indoor shooting range, a big bowling alley, local hiking trails, diners like this one and more. Kingman seems to be a really outdoorsy place in general, in terms of what there is to do for fun. One of the fun facts is that the mines around Kingman are one of the leading suppliers of turquoise!
* I recommend tooling around in Google Maps a little just to get a feel for the place, landmarks, what stuff looks like, what's around, stuff like that. Plus screwing around in street view is fun and you can look up how far away Kingman is from places. Las Vegas is really close, Los Angeles is a day trip distance-wise, Flagstaff and Phoenix are only a few hours away, all that good stuff.
* The Kingman Daily Miner and The Kingman Standard are the main newspapers for the area, so reading up on their websites couldn't hurt.
* Kingman is the seat of Mohave County, so the county website is a good stop.
* This site has a tonne of stuff to chew on, from overviews of crime rates and demographics to cost of living, climate, transport info, comments from people living there and real estate listings. There's some pretty nice places in Kingman, though by all the info I've been able to find there's a lot of real dumps there too, like the Butler area. A lot of listings are for lots of land where they plan to build houses for clients; that shouldn't be a problem for us, since y'know, artistic licence and all. Who's to say what's an empty lot IRL hasn't been developed in that version of Kingman? It also compares the info for Kingman with the rest of the US so you can see where things stand.
* These sites give more in-depth info on crime and stuff in the area. Looks like meth is still a big problem around there.
* Here is a site with useful info on the schools in the city, from elementary to high school. Kingman High School's actual site might help too, to get a feel for clubs offered and such. I mean, a lot of that will depend on how staff designs Cochise, but still.
* Forum threads like this one (don't be thrown by the name - it's an abbreviation of the actual thread title) can be useful too, since you get people living in Kingman talking about the place. This is a shorter but more recent discussion on the same site, and this one goes on for a while too.
* A note of trivia: One thing I find people consistently saying is it's apparently very windy in Kingman. 10-15 mph on average it seems, and pretty constant.
That seems like a good amount for now, but I'll likely continue to add to this later on, as well as bringing more links in future posts. That aside, feel free to have at it!