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Population in 2010: 452. Population change since 2000: -17.4%
Males: 212  (46.9%)
Females: 240  (53.1%)

Median resident age:  24.2 years
Arizona median age:  33.8 years

Zip codes: 86036, 86040.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,926 (it was $24,886 in 2000)
Bitter Springs:

$28,926
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,049

Bitter Springs CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $145,366 (it was $81,300 in 2000)
Bitter Springs:

$145,366
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $152,260; Detached houses: $180,313; Mobile homes: $14,154
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Bitter Springs races chart
  • American Indian alone - 443 (98.0%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.9%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bitter Springs: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Swedish (3.1%), German (2.3%), English (1.0%), Welsh (1.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5122 feet

Land area: 8.28 square miles.

Population density: 55 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bitter Springs:

  • High school or higher: 51.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 30.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bitter Springs CDP:

  • Never married: 50.5%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 3.5%

6 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.1%
Arizona:  13.4%
Bitter Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flagstaff, AZ (98.3 miles , pop. 52,894).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (200.7 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (215.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Lechee, AZ (4.6 miles ), Page, AZ (4.8 miles ), Kaibito, AZ (5.6 miles ), Big Water, UT (5.6 miles ), Tuba City, AZ (6.4 miles ), Moenkopi, AZ (6.5 miles ), Tonalea, AZ (6.6 miles ), Grand Canyon Village, AZ (6.9 miles ).

Latitude: 36.62 N, Longitude: 111.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
Arizona:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (39%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (30%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (20%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Construction laborers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (17%)
  • Customer service representatives (17%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)

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Earthquake activity:

Bitter Springs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Arizona state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1993 at 08:21:00, a magnitude 5.5 (5.5 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.3 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 74.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1993 at 09:29:50, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.5 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.2 miles away from Bitter Springs center
On 3/14/1992 at 05:13:31, a magnitude 4.2 (3.7 MB, 4.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 08:23:46, a magnitude 4.1 (3.7 MB, 4.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/5/1992 at 18:17:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.2 miles away from Bitter Springs center
On 4/26/1991 at 13:08:20, a magnitude 3.9 (3.3 MB, 3.9 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.2 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 Coconino County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Fires: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bitter Springs:

  • Northern Arizona University (about 100 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 17,288)
  • Southern Utah University (about 107 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 5,635)
  • Dixie State College of Utah (about 111 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 4,520)
  • Snow College (about 190 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 2,666)
  • San Juan College (about 194 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (about 198 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 19,233)
  • College of Southern Nevada (about 202 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 10,108)

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 37.6%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.9% for American Indian residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  86.7%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.7%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bitter Springs, AZ

Bitter Springs compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income 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 below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bitter Springs travel time to work - commute


Bitter Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (60%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Other fuel (7%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bitter Springs CDP (based on Coconino County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.89%
Here30.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of God
Adherents30.6%22.6%6.8%5.0%3.9%
Congregations22.0%6.4%7.1%0.7%8.5%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents3.7%3.7%3.1%2.9%17.8%
Congregations3.5%1.4%2.1%7.1%41.1%
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: 20
Coconino County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Coconino County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 72
Coconino County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 162
Here:

12.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Coconino County:

21.5%
Arizona:

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

8.3%
State:

14.2%

10.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,439 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.93%
Arizona average:

8.20%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($185 average AGI)
Coconino County:

0.17%
Arizona average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Maricopa County, AZ  2.27% ($41,347 average AGI)
from Yavapai County, AZ  0.72% ($40,500)
from Navajo County, AZ  0.54% ($32,265)


11.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,598 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.30%
Arizona average:

5.96%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
Coconino County:

0.10%
Arizona average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.90% ($37,664 average AGI)
to Yavapai County, AZ  1.02% ($42,554)
to Pima County, AZ  0.61% ($35,922)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bitter Springs:

  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPGE (1340 AM; 1 kW; PAGE, AZ; Owner: LAKE POWELL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KDXU (890 AM; 10 kW; ST. GEORGE, UT; Owner: WESTERN BROADCASTING, LS, LLC)
  • KYET (1180 AM; 10 kW; WILLIAMS, AZ; Owner: GRAND CANYON GATEWAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KNNZ (940 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bitter Springs:

  • KNAD (91.7 FM; PAGE, AZ; Owner: AZ BOARD OF REGENTS FOR N. AZ UNIV.)
  • KXAZ (93.3 FM; PAGE, AZ; Owner: LAKE POWELL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPLD (101.1 FM; KANAB, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • KNAG (90.3 FM; GRAND CANYON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS/NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY)
  • KGHR (91.5 FM; TUBA CITY, AZ; Owner: TUBA CITY HIGH SCHOOL BOARD, INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Cindy Phillips, Az Hwy 160 (Lat: 36.076528 Lon: -111.385722), Type: 48.7, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E
  • Cindy Phillips, Off Hwy 89 (Lat: 36.698028 Lon: -111.630306), Type: 48.7, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E
  • Cindy Phillips, Az Hwy 160 (Lat: 36.076528 Lon: -111.385722), Type: 48.7, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E
  • Cindy Phillips, Off Hwy 89 (Lat: 36.698028 Lon: -111.630306), Type: 48.7, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E



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  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Law enforcement workers including supervisors"
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  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations:"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #19 (86040) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home (pop 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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