GOVERNANCE: The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe is governed by a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, and four council members. Council members hold staggered 3-year terms, with elections held yearly in June. Council meetings are held the second Saturday of every month. The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe is in Congressional District 4; Legislative District 5.
COMMUNITY PROFILE: Mojave Indians are known as "The People by the River" (Pipa Aha Macav). Once the largest concentration of people in the Southwest, they developed well established trade networks and prosperous farms. In 1859, the United States government built a military outpost on the east bank of the Colorado River which later became known as Fort Mojave. The Fort closed in 1891 and was transformed into a boarding school. Today, the ruins of Fort Mojave are an historical landmark.
According to the 2018 Census, there are approximately 1,449 individuals living on the Fort Mojave Reservation or Trust Land. The Reservation is located along the Colorado River and spans nearly 42,000 acres in Arizona, California, and Nevada. The majority of those acres (23,669) are in Mojave County, Arizona; 12,633 acres are adjacent to Needles, California; and 5,582 acres are in Nevada.
The Tribe operates Avi Kwa'Ame Farms, which primarily produces cotton. The Tribe also operates Avi Resort and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.
Fort Mohave Indian Tribe Reservation or Trust Land
|Number of Households
|Average Household Size
|Population Under Age 18
|Population Over Age 65
|Speaks a Language Other Than English in Household
|Owner-Occupied Housing Units
|Age 25+ with High School Degree or Higher
|Median Household Income
|Below Federal Poverty Threshold
|Households with at Least One Computing Device
|Households with a Desktop/Laptop
*All statistics are from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey, 5-year estimates.