Littlefield, Arizona

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Littlefield, Arizona
Census-designated place
A view of the community
Location in Mohave County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 36°53′14″N 113°55′47″W / 36.88722°N 113.92972°W / 36.88722; -113.92972
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyMohave
Founded1865
Area[1]
 • Total11.963 sq mi (30.98 km2)
 • Land11.963 sq mi (30.98 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,854 ft (565 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total308
 • Density26/sq mi (9.9/km2)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
ZIP codes86432
 
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Littlefield, Arizona
Census-designated place
A view of the community
Location in Mohave County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 36°53′14″N 113°55′47″W / 36.88722°N 113.92972°W / 36.88722; -113.92972
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyMohave
Founded1865
Area[1]
 • Total11.963 sq mi (30.98 km2)
 • Land11.963 sq mi (30.98 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,854 ft (565 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total308
 • Density26/sq mi (9.9/km2)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
ZIP codes86432

Littlefield is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Mohave County located in the Arizona Strip region of the U.S. state of Arizona.[2] As of the 2010 census, its population was 308.[3] It is located along Interstate 15 approximately 10 miles northeast of Mesquite, Nevada. Littlefield is located in the 86432 zip code.

Littlefield was first settled by Latter-day Saints, also known as Mormons, in 1865.[4]

Littlefield is home to the Littlefield Unified School District, the geographically largest school district in Arizona.

Littlefield and neighboring Beaver Dam have the distinction of being the only towns in Arizona along I-15. Owing to its location in the Arizona Strip, northwest of Grand Canyon National Park and west of the Virgin River, it is essentially isolated from the rest of the state. Travel to other towns within Arizona requires crossing through either Nevada or Utah, or by routing through unpaved roads to the rest of Arizona's road network.

The Virgin River Gorge is located just to the east of Littlefield.

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  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Littlefield". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  4. ^ Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1941). p. 438

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