Wenden, Arizona

According to watchtutorials, Wenden, Arizona is a small unincorporated community located in La Paz County in western Arizona. It is situated along US Route 60, approximately 32 miles east of the city of Parker and 25 miles west of the town of Salome. The population is approximately 500 people.

The town was founded in 1909 by German-American settlers who came to the area looking for a place to farm and raise cattle. The town was originally named “Wenden Station” after the nearby Santa Fe Railroad line that passed through the area. The station became an important stop for travelers, as it provided access to stores and services not available in other nearby towns.

Today, Wenden is still a rural community with much of its original charm intact. The town has several small businesses including a post office, general store, auto repair shop, restaurant, and barber shop. There are also two churches located in Wenden: St Mary’s Catholic Church and the United Methodist Church of Wenden.

Outdoor recreation is popular in Wenden due to its close proximity to several public lands such as the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and Imperial National Wildlife Refuge which feature hiking trails and camping opportunities. Additionally, visitors can enjoy fishing on nearby lakes such as Lake Havasu or take part in desert off-roading adventures at nearby sand dunes like Alamo Lake State Park or Sand Hollow State Park.

According to ablogtophone, Wenden has several historic sites that are worth visiting such as the old Santa Fe Railroad depot which has been converted into a museum showcasing local artifacts from years gone by; additionally there are several abandoned mines scattered throughout the area that can be explored by four wheel drive vehicles or on foot if one is feeling adventurous enough!

Overall Wenden is a great destination for anyone looking for an escape from crowded cities or just wanting to experience life in an authentic rural western town with plenty of outdoor activities available nearby! Its friendly residents make it easy to feel welcome here and enjoy all this small Arizona community has to offer.

Population: 556
Males: 265 (47.7%), Females: 291 (52.3%)

La Paz County

Zip code: 85357

Median resident age: 38.9 years
Median household income: $20,870
Median house value: $36,100

Races in Wenden:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.0%)
  • Hispanic (44.2%)
  • Other race (12.6%)
  • American Indian (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (35.4%), Irish (11.2%), French (10.8%), English (9.4%), United States (5.9%), Scottish (4.9%).

Elevation: 1868 feet

Land area: 14.9 square miles

Wenden, Arizona


For population 25 years and over in Wenden

  • High school or higher: 61.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wenden CDP

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

26.8% Foreign born (26.1% Latin America).


Hospitals/medical centers near Wenden:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wenden:

  • LUKE AFB (about 84 miles; GLENDALE, AZ; Abbreviation: LUF)
  • ERNEST A. LOVE FIELD (about 97 miles; PRESCOTT, AZ; Abbreviation: PRC)
  • KINGMAN (about 102 miles; KINGMAN, AZ; Abbreviation: IGM)

Other public-use airports nearest to Wenden:

  • FOREPAUGH (about 40 miles; WICKENBURG, AZ; Abbreviation: 44E)
  • WICKENBURG MUNI (about 54 miles; WICKENBURG, AZ; Abbreviation: E25)
  • AVI SUQUILLA (about 56 miles; PARKER, AZ; Abbreviation: P20)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wenden:

  • YAVAPAI COLLEGE (about 92 miles; PRESCOTT, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,415)
  • ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY-WEST (about 96 miles; Glendale, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,334)
  • GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 96 miles; GLENDALE, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 9,981)
  • GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY (about 101 miles; PHOENIX, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,207)
  • UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE INC (about 101 miles; PHOENIX, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,091)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 102 miles; PHOENIX, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,165)
  • MOHAVE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 103 miles; KINGMAN, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,405)

Public primary/middle school in Wenden:

  • WENDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 100; Location: 71001 SANTA FE AVE; Grades: PK – 08)