Cibola is a census-designated place (CDP) in La Paz County, Arizona, United States. The population was 250 at the 2010 census, up from 172 at the 2000 census. It is named for the famed city of gold of the same name.
Cibola is located in southwestern La Paz County at 33°18′59″N 114°39′54″W (33.3164215, -114.6649570), in the Cibola Valley on the east side of the Colorado River. The community is bordered to the west, across the river, by the state of California. The river is crossed by River Road in the eastern part of the CDP; River Road leads south 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to Cibola Park in the center of the CDP, while to the north Neighbors Boulevard leads 8 miles (13 km) to Ripley, California. The northern end of Cibola National Wildlife Refuge occupies the southern part of the CDP.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 20.2 square miles (52.3 km2), of which 19.5 square miles (50.6 km2) are land and 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2), or 3.31%, are water.
This area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cibola has a desert climate, abbreviated "Bwh" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2000, there were 172 people, 65 households, and 39 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 9.5 people per square mile (3.7/km2). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 8.9/sq mi (3.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.58% White, 3.49% Black or African American, 6.40% Native American, 11.63% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races.