Safford, Arizona

COMMUNITY ASSETS

People, land, buildings, quality of life, transportation, infrastructure & business environment


This asset inventory is a service of City of Safford (Economic Development) 


Safford is a city in Graham County, Arizona


Safford, AZ

Population

2020: 10,129

2025: 10,233

2035: 10,739

2045: 11,116

2055: 11,368

Source: US Census Bureau (Census 2020) and Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity (pre-Census 2020 population projections)


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)


Language Spoken at Home

English only:  7,684 (84.3%)

Language other than English:  1,436 (15.7%)

    Speak English less than ‘very well’:  260 (2.9%)

Spanish:  1,407 (15.4%)

    Speak English less than ‘very well’:  235 (2.6%)

Note. Population 5 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Educational Attainment

Less than 9th grade:  193  (3.3%)

9th to 12th grade (no diploma):  545  (9.3%)

High school graduate (includes equivalency):  1,316  (22.5%)

Some college (no degree):  2,259  (38.7%)

Associate’s degree:  536  (9.2%)

Bachelor’s degree:  726  (12.4%)

Graduate or professional degree:  268  (4.6%)

High school graduate or higher:  5,105  (87.4%)

Bachelor’s degree or higher:  994  (17.0%)

Note. Population 25 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


School Enrollment

Nursery school, preschool:  153

Kindergarten:  153

Elementary school (grades 1-8):  1,235

High school (grades 9-12)710

College or graduate school:  525

Note. Population 3 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Income

Median Household Income:  $50,255

Median Family Income:  $61,393

Per Capita Income:  $20,706

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Poverty

People:  20.5%

Families:  18.3%

Children:  27.7%

Seniors:  17.1%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


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Labor Force & Unemployment

Civilian Labor Force:  5,117

Employed:  4,919

Unemployed:  198

Unemployment Rate:  3.9%

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity (2020)


Workforce (by occupation)

Management, business, science & arts:  1,137  (26.3%)

Service:  874  (20.2%)

Sales & office:  1,027  (23.8%)

Natural resources, construction & maintenance:  572  (13.2%)

Production, transportation & material moving:  713  (16.5%)

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Workforce (by industry)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting & mining:  425  (9.8%)

Construction:  322  (7.4%)

Manufacturing:  277  (6.4%)

Wholesale trade:  110  (2.5%)

Retail trade:  ​574  (13.3%)

Transportation, warehousing & utilities:  81  (1.9%)

Information:  69  (1.6%)

Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing:  173  (4.0%)

Professional, scientific, management, administrative & waste management services:  253  (5.9%)

Educational services, health care & social assistance:  824  (19.1%)

Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food services:  626  (14.5%)

Other services (except public administration):  191  (4.4%)

Public Administration:  398  (9.2%)

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Average Travel Time to Work

17.5 min

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Housing Units

Total housing units:  4,102

Occupied housing units:  3,313  (80.8%)

Vacant housing units:  789  (19.2%)

Homeowner vacancy rate:  1.3%

Rental vacancy rate:  16.0%

Owner-occupied:  2,100  (63.4%)

Renter-occupied:  1,213  (​36.6%)

Median home value:  $150,700

Median monthly homeowner cost:  $1,181*

Homeowners paying 30% or more of income for housing:  398  (28.4%)*

Median gross monthly rent:  $713

Renters paying 30% or more of income for housing:  565  (51.9%)

*Includes only housing units with a mortgage. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


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Real Estate & Development

Commercial Property (For Sale)

Commercial Property (Lease)

Land for Sale

Homes for Sale

Rentals (Residential)

Real Estate Agents

City of Safford (Planning & Community Development)


Quality of Life

Weather and Climate

Attractions and Events

Special Events

Library

Parks

Golf

Boys & Girls Club

Swimming Pool


Health Care

Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center

Physicians

Dentists


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)


Hospitality

Hotels

Restaurants


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Transportation & Shipping

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

Shipping

Trucking Companies

Shipping Services (Parcel)


Utilities & Telecommunications

Electricity, Natural Gas, Water, Sewer

Safford Municipal Utilities

Telecommunications

Sparklight

CenturyLink

Valley Telecom

Internet Service Providers


Financial Services

Chase

National Bank of Arizona

Washington Federal

OneAZ Credit Union

Farm Credit West


Incentives, Taxes & Regulation

Arizona Programs & Incentives

Business Taxes

Individual Income Tax

Withholding Tax

Worker’s Compensation

Unemployment Insurance

Sales Tax (TPT)

Property Tax

Minimum Wage


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This asset inventory is a service of City of Safford (Economic Development)