Avra Valley, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 6,050. Population change since 2000: +20.1%
Males: 3,378  (55.8%)
Females: 2,672  (44.2%)
Median resident age:  47.2 years
Arizona median age:  37.5 years

Zip codes: 85653.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,931 (it was $35,459 in 2000)
Avra Valley:

$46,931
AZ:

$53,558

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,563 (it was $13,175 in 2000)

Avra Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $90,551 (it was $73,800 in 2000)
Avra Valley:

$90,551
AZ:

$205,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $113,969; Detached houses: $174,456; Mobile homes: $80,490

Median gross rent in 2016: $791.

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  • Races in Avra Valley, AZ (2016)

    Avra Valley races chart
    • 3,72765.7%White alone
    • 1,56527.6%Hispanic
    • 2073.6%Two or more races
    • 1071.9%Black alone
    • 370.7%Asian alone
    • 170.3%American Indian alone

Races in Avra Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Avra Valley: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (10.4%), Irish (6.4%), English (6.1%), Iraqi (5.4%), American (5.0%), Northern European (3.5%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 2205 feet

Land area: 22.1 square miles.

Population density: 274 people per square mile   (very low).

Avra Valley,AZ real estate house value index trend

Avra Valley, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Avra Valley:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Avra Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

587 residents are foreign born (8.0% Latin America).

This place:

10.3%
Arizona:

13.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,009 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,154 (1.2%)

Avra Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Casas Adobes, AZ (19.2 miles , pop. 54,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tucson, AZ (27.8 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (88.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Nelson, AZ (1.9 miles ), Picture Rocks, AZ (2.9 miles ), Rillito, AZ (3.2 miles) , Red Rock, AZ (3.3 miles) , Marana, AZ (3.5 miles ), Tortolita, AZ (4.0 miles ), Casas Adobes, AZ (4.4 miles ), Oro Valley, AZ (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 32.42 N, Longitude: 111.33 W

Avra Valley household income distribution Avra Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Avra Valley, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Avra Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 349% 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 324.6 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 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 259.9 miles away from Avra Valley center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 259.1 miles away from the city center
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 328.4 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 252.6 miles away from Avra Valley center
On 11/24/1987 at 13:15:56, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 ML, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 272.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pima County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Avra Valley topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avra Valley:

  • University of Arizona (about 26 miles; Tucson, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 36,324)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 27 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • Pima Community College (about 30 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 18,794)
  • Central Arizona College (about 42 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Arizona State University-Polytechnic (about 65 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,311)
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (about 67 miles; Chandler, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,047)
  • Mesa Community College (about 75 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 14,726)

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Notable location: Avra Valley Fire District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Avra Valley: Avra Valley Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blanco Wash (A), Cocio Wash (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pima 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 2013 was 132. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

132
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.174. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.174
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 11.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.236. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 32.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.78. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.78
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.2%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.5% for Black residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.3% for other race residents, 61.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.9%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Arizona average:

12.5

Avra Valley travel time to work - commute Avra Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Avra Valley CDP (based on Pima County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic203,77050
Evangelical Protestant98,278362
Other45,011128
Mainline Protestant37,03777
Black Protestant4,19014
Orthodox2,2605
None589,717-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 122
Pima County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 52
Pima County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 226
Pima County:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 615
Here:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Pima County:

21.2%
Arizona:

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

15.2%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.5%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.5%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.8%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Avra Valley:

10.0%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Avra Valley:

6.8
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Avra Valley:

34.5%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Avra Valley:

57.2%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Avra Valley:

79.7%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Avra Valley, AZ Residents

4.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,289 average AGI)
Pima County:

0.13%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.54% ($34,939 average AGI)
from Cochise County, AZ  0.22% ($34,200)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.17% ($37,347)


4.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,122 average AGI)
Pima County:

0.14%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.71% ($38,204 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.17% ($42,220)
to Cochise County, AZ  0.16% ($30,798)

Strongest AM radio stations in Avra Valley:

  • KSAZ (580 AM; 5 kW; MARANA, AZ; Owner: OWL BROADCASTING & DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KEVT (1030 AM; 10 kW; CORTARO, AZ; Owner: ONE MART CORP.)
  • KTKT (990 AM; 10 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORP.)
  • KNST (790 AM; 5 kW; TUCSON, AZ)
  • KQTL (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAHUARITA, AZ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF TUCSON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJLL (1330 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH TUCSON, AZ; Owner: HUDSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • 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.)
  • KCKY (1150 AM; 5 kW; COOLIDGE, AZ; Owner: CORTARO BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Avra Valley:

  • KIIM-FM (99.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOYT (92.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHYT (107.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRQQ (93.7 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMXZ-FM (94.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KZLZ-FM2 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K263AA (100.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KCDX (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, AZ; Owner: DESERT WEST AIR RANCHERS CORPORATION)
  • KXCI (91.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLPX (96.1 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • K255AC (98.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUN. COLLEGE DIST)
  • KUAT-FM (90.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K292CM (106.3 FM; SUMMERHAVEN, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • KZLZ-FM1 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGMG (106.3 FM; ORACLE, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KUAZ-FM (89.1 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K261CK (100.1 FM; SAN XAVIER, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KWFM-FM (97.1 FM; GREEN VALLEY, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMRR (100.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KVJC (91.9 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Avra Valley:

  • KAET (Channel 8; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KHRR (Channel 40; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: NBC TELEMUNDO PHOENIX, INC.)
  • K54FW (Channel 54; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF ARIZONA, INC)
  • KTTU-TV (Channel 18; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: KTTU-TV, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $1,269,000Total costs
  • 2,100Total average daily traffic
  • 38Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,120Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • AVRA1 NORTH, Lat: 32.336083 Lon: -111.372139, Type: Pole, Structure height: 7.6 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQIG979
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/08/2008, Expiration Date: 02/08/2018, Certifier: Gregory A GarciaRegistrant: Ruralnet Wireless LLC, 7229 N Thornydale Rd #117, Tucson, AZ 85741, Phone: (866) 446-5882, Email:
  • AVRA1 EAST, Lat: 32.336083 Lon: -111.372139, Type: Pole, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQIG979
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/08/2008, Expiration Date: 02/08/2018, Certifier: Gregory A GarciaRegistrant: Ruralnet Wireless LLC, 7229 N Thornydale Rd #117, Tucson, AZ 85741, Phone: (866) 446-5882, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$131,3774$93,50851$144,5001$89,9801$129,38039$113,428
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$118,9931$85,2706$162,1200$00$06$116,052
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$101,9378$138,57134$128,7255$54,5765$85,62827$87,409
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$145,8501$302,28014$125,5171$57,0501$224,6508$79,688
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$170,5501$209,3604$154,8180$00$02$151,435
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0044.19

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$159,7672$258,4701$169,3701$103,510
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$167,7551$288,7600$01$107,030
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0044.19

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)

Avra Valley compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Avra Valley on our top lists:

  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of mobile homes (200+ housing units)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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