The population of Quartzsite has grown to more than 200,000. Longtime visitors complain that swapping and rock hounding have diminished. Greta and John Knudsen, full-time RVers from Brooklyn, have been coming to the desert town for 18 years. Cotton residue covers Main Street. Men who can't find jobs dig under the hoods of old Pontiacs. The town reminds one of a Mississippi Delta town.
There are 3814 people in Quartzsite, Arizona, with a median age of 70. That is slightly higher than the national average, which is 37.4%. The median household size is 1.6 people, while the US average is 2.6. In terms of racial and ethnic groups, nearly 95% of the population is White, followed by 3.1% Asian and 0.2% Hispanic. In terms of income, over 80% of residents in Quartzsite are self-employed.