Safford, Arizona



This asset inventory is a project of City of Safford Economic Development

Safford is part of Graham County, Arizona

Safford, Arizona

ASSET INVENTORY

Population Estimates and Projections

2017:  9,915

2020:  9,953

2030:  10,783

2040:  11,557

2050:  12,254

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity


Age Groups

Under 5:  9.2%

5 to 9:  8.0%

10 to 14:  7.9%

15 to 19:  8.0%

20 to 24:  ​7.7%

25 to 29:  7.1%

30 to 34:  5.5%

35 to 39:  5.7%

40 to 44:  5.3%

45 to 49:  5.3%

50 to 54:  5.9%

55 to 59:  5.3%

60 to 64:  4.5%

65 to 69:  3.9%

70 to 74:  3.6%

75 to 79:  2.9%

80 to 84:  2.2%

85 and over:  2.0%

Median age (years):  31.6

16 years and over:  73.5%

18 years and over:  70.0%

21 years and over:  65.2%

62 and over:  17.4%

65 and over:  14.6%

Source: US Census Bureau (Census 2010)


Race & Ethnicity

White:  81.4%

Black or African American:  1.2%

American Indian & Alaska Native:  1.6%

Asian:  0.9%

Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander:  ​0.1%

Some other race (including 2 or more races): 14.8%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race):   43.6%

Source: US Census Bureau (Census 2010)


Income

Median Household Income:  $49,161

Per Capita Income:  $19,807

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


Educational Attainment

Less than 9th grade:  4.0%

9th to 12th grade (no diploma):  7.6%

High school graduate (includes equivalency):  27.1%

Some college (no degree):  36.9%

Associate’s degree:  ​11.6%

Bachelor’s degree:  7.9%

Graduate or professional degree:  4.7%

High school graduate or higher:  88.3%

Bachelor’s degree or higher:  12.6%

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


Poverty

Individuals:  19.1%

Families:  14.2%

Children:  26.8%

Seniors:  14.7%

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

 

Lifestyle2

Labor Force & Unemployment

Civilian Labor Force (2017):  4,334

Unemployment Rate (2017):  4.6%

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity


Workforce (by occupation)

Management, business, science & arts:  30.0%

Service:  24.7%

Sales & office:  24.6%

Natural resources, construction & maintenance:  12.7%

Production, transportation & material moving:  7.9%

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


Workforce (by industry)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting & mining:  13.3%

Construction:  4.9%

Manufacturing:  2.3%

Wholesale trade:  1.4%

Retail trade:  ​13.9%

Transportation, warehousing & utilities:  1.3%

Information:  1.4%

Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing:  2.7%

Professional, scientific, management, administrative & waste management services:  4.5%

Educational services, health care & social assistance:  26.0%

Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food services:  9.6%

Other services (except public administration):  6.8%

Public Administration:  11.9%

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


Housing Units

Total housing units:  3,964

Occupied housing units:  82.6%

Vacant housing units:  17.4%

Owner-occupied:  64.5%

Renter-occupied:  ​35.5%

Homeowner vacancy rate:  2.5%

Rental vacancy rate: 11.5%

Median home value:  $136,600

Median monthly homeowner cost:  $1,180

Homeowners paying 30% or more of income for housing:  30.2%

Median gross monthly rent:  $812

Renters paying 30% or more of income for housing:  49.0%

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


Average Travel Time to Work

16.8 min

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

 

Safford

Business Sites

Arizona Incentives

Available Commercial Property

City of Safford Planning & Community Development

General Plan

Downtown District

Zoning

Zoning Map

Subdivision Regulations

Building/Development Permits & Codes


Hospitality

Hotels

Restaurants


Education

K-12

Safford Unified School District

Triumphant Learning Center

Gila Institute for Technology

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

Telecommunications

CableOne

CenturyLink

Valley Telecom

Internet Service Providers


Financial Services

Chase

National Bank of Arizona

Washington Federal

OneAZ Credit Union

Farm Credit Services Southwest

 

Golf Course Oct 2016

Quality of Life

Weather and Climate

Homes for Sale

Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center

Physicians

Dentists

Things to Do

Events

Library

Parks

Golf

Discovery Park

Boys & Girls Club

Swimming Pool


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

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 (Safford)

Census 2010 (Graham County)

American Community Survey (2012-2016) (Safford)

American Community Survey (2012-2016) (Graham County)

 

This asset inventory is a project of City of Safford Economic Development


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