Colorado City, Arizona, the former headquarters of the FLDS (until moved to the YFZ compound in Texas), is a small town of 4,000+ residents. From the chart below, it appears that half of the town’s population was receiving food stamps at the time this data was compiled. Demographic information shows the median age to be just 14; for the rest of Arizona, the median age is 34. The number of families living below the federal poverty level is 2.5 times greater in Colorado City than the rest of the state.
These few statistics speak volumes about the effect of polygamy on women and children.