2601 Stockton Hill Rd
Suite H-8
Kingman, AZ 86401

Population and Land Area

Located near the northwest corner of Arizona, Kingman is Mojave County’s county seat and its third largest city with about 30,000 people. When combined with the nearby towns of Butler and Golden Valley, the Greater Kingman area has a population of about 45,000. Kingman is considered part of the Las Vegas metro area.

Mojave County has approximately 200,000 people and is the sixth largest county in Arizona.

Major Highways and Roads

Kingman has several major highways, including US Interstate 40 (running east and west), the historic US Route 66, US Route 93 and Arizona State Routes 66, 68, 95 and 389.

Dangerous Roads and Infrastructure Needs

Although the traffic issues do not compare to those that may be experience in an area like Phoenix, Kingman’s highways do endure a fair amount of car, truck and motorcycle accidents. In fact, a recent study showed that US 1-40 ranks fourth on the list of the Five Most Dangerous Roads in Arizona.  

The American Society of Civil Engineers, in their annual infrastructure report card, gives the state of Arizona’s roads a grade of D+, specifically noting a substantial level of underinvestment. The state’s Department of Transportation has estimated that over the next 25 years, it would take at least $24 billion just to keep the roads in their present condition and an additional $49 billion over that same period to make the roads acceptable.

Weather Risks

Arizona certainly is not known for being a rainy state.  As a matter of fact, there is very little rain each year; nevertheless, weather conditions like high winds and dust storms can yield hazardous conditions that make automobile accidents more likely. During dust storms, it is not uncommon for drivers to experience near zero visibility and very poor conditions overall on area roadways.

Tourist Attractions Bring in More Traffic

Mojave County is home to a portion of two major tourist attractions: the Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The Grand Canyon attracts over 6 million visitors each year and Lake Mead typically bring in over 7 million people. That being the case, the amount of traffic added to Kingman’s roads by both locals and tourists is another factor that increases the risk of automobile accidents in Northwest Arizona.

Contact Our Kingman Office Today

If you are injured in a car, truck and motorcycle accident in the Kingman area, a personal injury lawyer at Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law can get you the compensation you deserve. If you or someone close to you needs to speak to an attorney about a potential legal claim, make an appointment for a free consultation at our convenient downtown Kingman office right away.

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