Apache, Arizona

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Population in July 2007: 11,958.
Males: 5,728  (47.9%)
Females: 6,230  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  21.3 years
Arizona median age:  34.2 years

Zip code: 85929

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,078 (it was $19,223 in 2000)
Apache:

$23,078
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,557 (it was $6,442 in 2000)

Apache CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,991 (it was $36,600 in 2000)
Apache:

$51,991
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $107,650; Detached houses: $113,094; Townhouses or other attached units: $291,827; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $22,448; Mobile homes: $65,355; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,979
Apache races chart
  • American Indian alone - 9,797 (92.9%)
  • White alone - 379 (3.6%)
  • Hispanic - 214 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 133 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 14 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.06%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.01%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Apache: 123.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 4381 feet

Land area: 1022.8 square miles.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (very low).

Apache, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Apache:

  • High school or higher: 52.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 21.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Apache CCD:

  • Never married: 39.1%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Apache CCD:  0.9% ($342)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Apache satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Pinal, AZ (87.8 miles , pop. 59,965).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Mesa, AZ (101.9 miles , pop. 396,375).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (116.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Carrizo, AZ (3.0 miles) , Cedar Creek, AZ (3.2 miles ), North Fork, AZ (3.3 miles ), Lake of the Woods, AZ (3.5 miles ), Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ (3.5 miles ), Wagon Wheel, AZ (3.5 miles ), Hondah, AZ (3.6 miles ), Show Low, AZ (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 34.05 N, Longitude: 110.15 W

Apache household income distribution Apache home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

13.1%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Wood products (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Apache: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Apache, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Apache-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 324% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 365.6 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 360.7 miles away from Apache center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 324.6 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 337.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 328.2 miles away from Apache center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 508.6 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Navajo County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Fires: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Levi Stewart Udall - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Apache:

  • SIERRA BLANCA REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LAKESIDE, AZ)
  • SUMMIT HEALTHCARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; SHOW LOW, AZ)
  • SUMMIT HEALTHCARE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; SHOW LOW, AZ)
  • TALL PINES CARE AND REHAB, INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SHOW LOW, AZ)
  • SHOW LOW DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; SHOW LOW, AZ)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Apache:

  • Eastern Arizona College (about 87 miles; Thatcher, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,810)
  • Arizona State University-Polytechnic (about 103 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,311)
  • Scottsdale Community College (about 107 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale (about 108 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (about 109 miles; Chandler, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,047)
  • Mesa Community College (about 110 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 14,726)
  • Arizona State University-Skysong (about 110 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,445)

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Notable locations in Apache: Amos Ranch (A), Cooley Ranch (B), Deer Springs Guard Station (C), Forestdale Trading Post (D), Baha Ranch (E), Penrod Cabin (F), Pettis Ranch (G), West Ranch (H), Roberts Ranch (I), Blue Lake Campground (J), Bootleg Lake Campground (K), Cooley Lake Campground (L), Wildhorse Lake Campground (M), Scott Cabin (N), Chediski Farms (O), Chino Spring Stockman Station (P), Diamond Creek Junction Campground (Q), Alchesay National Fish Hatchery (R), Lower Log Road Campground (S), Martinez Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Apache include: Whiteriver Lutheran Church (A), Saint Francis Church (B), McNary Apache Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bush Flat Cemetery (1), Chief Alchesay Baha Grave (2), Sevenmile Cemetery (3), Whiteriver Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Chuck Box Lake (A), Whitetail Lake (B), Nyce Lake (C), Pepper Lake (D), Wagon Wheel Lake (E), West Blue Lake (F), Hidden Lake (G), Wildhorse Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork White River (A), Bear Creek (B), Forestdale Creek (C), Bull Cienega Creek (D), Salt Creek (E), Mud Creek (F), Rock Creek (G), Bull Creek (H), North Fork White River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Navajo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 64.4. This is about average.

City:

64.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

20.2
Average household size:
This place:  4.0 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  52.2%
Whole state:  68.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.3%
Whole state:  6.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

48.7%
Whole state:

13.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

24.7%
Whole state:

6.2%

People in group quarters in Apache in 2000:

  • 66 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 7 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Apache compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (54%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Apache CCD (based on Navajo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.24%
Here: 39.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodAssemblies of God
Adherents50.9%20.0%9.2%4.7%3.5%
Congregations31.5%7.1%8.9%4.8%7.7%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.4%1.3%1.1%6.1%
Congregations2.4%4.8%2.4%0.6%29.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Navajo County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Navajo County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Navajo County:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 88
Here:

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.7%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Navajo County:

26.1%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.8%
State:

14.2%

7.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,068 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Navajo County:

0.04%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.98% ($36,088 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  0.87% ($27,548)
from Coconino County, AZ  0.66% ($25,893)


8.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.40%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($125 average AGI)
Navajo County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.08% ($32,707 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.00% ($27,807)
to Coconino County, AZ  0.67% ($28,862)

Strongest AM radio stations in Apache:

  • KVWM (970 AM; 5 kW; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KVSL (1450 AM; 1 kW; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KFNN (1510 AM; 22 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDJI (1270 AM; 5 kW; HOLBROOK, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF HOLBROOK, L.L.C.)
  • KXEM (1010 AM; 15 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES OF PHOENIX, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Apache:

  • KSNX (93.5 FM; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KRFM (96.5 FM; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KNAA (90.7 FM; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KRXS-FM (97.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: LINDA C. POTYKA)
  • KWKM (95.7 FM; ST. JOHNS, AZ; Owner: KM RADIO OF ST. JOHNS, L.L.C.)
  • KVJC (91.9 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KMRR (100.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KTHQ (92.5 FM; EAGAR, AZ; Owner: COUNTRY MOUNTAIN AIRWAVES, LLC)
  • KNNB (88.1 FM; WHITERIVER, AZ; Owner: APACHE RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KWRQ (102.3 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Carl E Manson, T9, R8n, Sec 29 (Lat: 34.105000 Lon: -109.300222), Type: 19.8, Overall height: 19.8 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Jerri L Janjua, T9, R8n, Sec 29 (Lat: 34.105000 Lon: -109.300222), Type: 19.8, Overall height: 19.8 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • APACHE, 6.2 Miles Sw Of (Lat: 31.636750 Lon: -109.183944), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WHE615, Licensee ID: L00002216
    Assigned Frequencies: 2174.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2005
    Registrant: Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Willcox, AZ 85643

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Beacon Hill, 17.9 Miles Sw Of (Lat: 31.552306 Lon: -109.380889), Call Sign: KNKD647, Licensee ID: L00002216
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.075 MHz, 454.125 MHz, 454.325 MHz, 454.375 MHz, 454.450 MHz, 454.500 MHz, 152.810 MHz, 152.780 MHz, 152.750 MHz, 152.600 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/1999, Expiration Date: 11/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2005
    Registrant: Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Willcox, AZ 85644

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC7YKK
    Grant Date: 06/24/1997, Expiration Date: 06/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2009
    Registrant: John L Henderson, 581 S Cornwall Dr, Apache, AZ 85220

Apache on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with high-earning residents located near cities with low-earning residents"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average sunshine amount (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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