Bouse (pronounced to rhyme with "house") is a census-designated place (CDP) in La Paz County, Arizona, United States. Founded in 1908 as a mining camp, the economy of Bouse is now based on tourism, agriculture, and retirees. The population was 996 at the 2010 census.
Bouse is located north of the center of La Paz County at 33°56′1″N 114°0′30″W (33.933657, -114.008268). Arizona State Route 72 passes through the community, leading northwest 26 miles (42 km) to Parker and southeast 23 miles (37 km) to Hope.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Bouse CDP has a total area of 136.2 square miles (352.8 km2), all of it land.
Camp Bouse, 20 mi (32 km) east in Butler Valley, is the former site of a World War II US Army tank training camp. Although the buildings are gone, a few foundations remain, as do some of the tank tracks from World War II. There is a Camp Bouse memorial monument in Bouse.
Bouse first appeared on the 1920 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village, then in Yuma County. Although it did not appear separately as a village in 1930, the precinct it was located in, Bouse Precinct, had been contiguous with the village in 1920, and it did report a population of 427, which was majority White. With the combination of all Arizona county precincts into 3 districts each in 1940, it did not formally appear again until 2000, when it was made a census-designated place (CDP), now within La Paz County.
As of the census of 2010, there were 996 people, 547 households, and 303 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 60.9 people per square mile (23.5/km2). There were 562 housing units at an average density of 55.7 per square mile (21.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.61% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.33% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races.