Graham County, Arizona


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This asset inventory is a project of Graham County Economic Development

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Communities

Cities and Towns

Safford

Thatcher

Pima

Unincorporated Places

Bryce

Bylas

Cactus Flats

Central

Fort Thomas

Peridot (partially in Gila County)

San Jose

Solomon

Swift Trail Junction

Graham County, Arizona

ASSET INVENTORY

Population Estimates and Projections

2017: 38,275

2020: 40,599

2030: 45,391

2040: 49,948

2050: 54,169

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity


Age Groups

Under 5:  8.6%

5 to 9:  7.7%

10 to 14:  7.6%

15 to 19:  8.5%

20 to 24:  ​7.9%

25 to 29:  7.3%

30 to 34:  6.9%

35 to 39:  6.2%

40 to 44:  6.0%

45 to 49:  6.0%

50 to 54:  6.0%

55 to 59:  5.3%

60 to 64:  4.5%

65 to 69:  3.4%

70 to 74:  3.0%

75 to 79:  2.3%

80 to 84:  1.6%

85 and over:  1.2%

Median age (years):  31.6

16 years and over:  74.7%

18 years and over:  71.6%

21 years and over:  65.7%

62 and over:  14.1%

65 and over:  11.4%

Source: US Census Bureau (Census 2010)


Race & Ethnicity

White:  72.1%

Black or African American:  1.8%

American Indian & Alaska Native:  14.4%

Asian:  0.5%

Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander:  ​0.1%

Some other race (including 2 or more races): 11.0%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race):  30.4%

Source: US Census Bureau (Census 2010)


Income

Median Household Income:  $47,422

Per Capita Income:  $17,710

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)


Educational Attainment

Less than 9th grade: 5.5%

9th to 12th grade (no diploma): 9.1%

High school graduate (includes equivalency): 32.9%

Some college (no degree): 29.7%

Associate’s degree: 9.5%

Bachelor’s degree: 8.1%

Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%

High school graduate or higher: 85.4%

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.3%

Note. Population 25 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)


Poverty

Individuals: 22.5%

Families: 17.2%

Children: 28.6%

Seniors: 13.0%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)

 

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Labor Force & Unemployment

Civilian Labor Force (2017): 14,423

Unemployment Rate (2017): 5.4%

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity


Workforce (by occupation)

Management, business, science & arts: 28.6%

Service: 21.7%

Sales & office: 23.3%

Natural resources, construction & maintenance: 15.3%

Production, transportation & material moving: ​11.2%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)


Workforce (by industry)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting & mining: 13.2%

Construction: 5.9%

Manufacturing: 3.4%

Wholesale trade: 1.3%

Retail trade: ​14.2%

Transportation, warehousing & utilities: 3.0%

Information: 1.2%

Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 3.3%

Professional, scientific, management, administrative & waste management services: 5.7%

Educational services, health care & social assistance: 25.5%

Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food services: 9.0%

Other services (except public administration): 4.9%

Public Administration: 9.4%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)


Housing Units

Total housing units:  13,268

Occupied housing units:  82.3%

Vacant housing units:  17.7%

Owner-occupied:  69.4%

Renter-occupied:  30.6%

Homeowner vacancy rate:  2.7%

Rental vacancy rate: 9.0%

Median home value:  $121,400

Median monthly homeowner cost:  $1,115

Homeowners paying 30% or more of income for housing:  22.0%

Median gross monthly rent:  $794

Renters paying 30% or more of income for housing:  44.4%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)


Average Travel Time to Work

21.7 min

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)

 

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Business Sites

Arizona Incentives

Available Commercial Property

Graham County Planning & Zoning

Ordinances

Permits

Zoning Maps


Hospitality

Hotels

Restaurants


Education

K-12

Safford Unified School District

Thatcher Unified School District

Pima Unified School District

Fort Thomas Unified District

Discovery Plus Academy

Triumphant Learning Center

Gila Institute for Technology

Bonita Elementary District

Klondyke Elementary District

Solomon Elementary District

Higher Education

Eastern Arizona College

Northern Arizona University (Thatcher Campus)

Arizona State University (degrees offered at Eastern Arizona College)


Utilities

Electricity, Natural Gas, Water, Sewer

Safford Municipal Utilities

Thatcher Municipal Utilities

Pima Municipal Utilities

Telecommunications

CableOne

CenturyLink

Valley Telecom

Internet Service Providers


Financial Services

Chase

National Bank of Arizona

Washington Federal

OneAZ Credit Union

Farm Credit Services Southwest

 

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Quality of Life

Weather and Climate

Homes for Sale

Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center

Physicians

Dentists

Things to Do

Golf


Transportation

Major Metro Markets

Tucson (127 mi)

Phoenix (165 mi)

Commercial Airports

Tucson International Airport (123 mi)

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (164 mi)

General Aviation Airports

Safford Regional Airport

China Peak Observatory Airport

Rail

Arizona Eastern Railway

Express Shipping Providers

FedEx

UPS


Taxes & Regulation

Business Taxes

Individual Income Tax

Withholding Tax

Worker’s Compensation

Unemployment Insurance

Sales Tax (TPT)

Property Tax

Minimum Wage


Census Data

Census QuickFacts

Census 2010

American Community Survey (2012-2016)

 



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