Bitter Springs, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 452.
Population change since 2000: -17.4%
Males: 211  (46.7%)
Females: 241  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

28.5 years
Arizona median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 86036, 86040.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,709 (it was $24,886 in 2000)
Bitter Springs:

$35,709
AZ:

$56,581

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $12,316 (it was $7,985 in 2000)

Bitter Springs CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $180,855 (it was $81,300 in 2000)
Bitter Springs:

$180,855
AZ:

$223,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $189,144; detached houses: $231,210; mobile homes: $10,064
March 2019 cost of living index in Bitter Springs: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 53.4%
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  • Races in Bitter Springs, AZ (2010)
    • 44398.0%American Indian alone
    • 51.1%Two or more races
    • 40.9%Hispanic

Races in Bitter Springs detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5122 feet

Land area: 8.28 square miles.

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

Bitter Springs, Arizona map

6 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
Arizona:

12.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Bitter Springs CDP:

0.3% ($282)
Arizona:

0.9% ($962)

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

Distribution of median household income in Bitter Springs, AZ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bitter Springs, AZ in 2017
Bitter Springs satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Arizona:

4.6%
Most common industries in Bitter Springs, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (31.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.6%)
  • Utilities (10.7%)
  • Social assistance (9.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.8%)
  • Jewelry, luggage, leather goods stores (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (25.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (19.6%)
  • Utilities (19.6%)
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.7%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (44.7%)
  • Social assistance (21.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (17.0%)
  • Jewelry, luggage, leather goods stores (17.0%)
  • Construction (0.0%)
Most common occupations in Bitter Springs, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (22.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (16.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (30.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (19.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (14.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (14.3%)
  • Cashiers (10.7%)
  • Construction laborers (10.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (19.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (17.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (17.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10.6%)

Average climate in Bitter Springs, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bitter Springs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Arizona state average. It is 477% 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 322.4 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 305.7 miles away from Bitter Springs center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 328.2 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 426.8 miles away from Bitter Springs center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 414.4 miles away from Bitter Springs center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 375.7 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 (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 6, Storms: 5, 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).
Bitter Springs topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bitter Springs:

  • Northern Arizona University (about 100 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 22,494)
  • Coconino Community College (about 101 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Southern Utah University (about 107 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 6,522)
  • Dixie State University (about 111 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • Northcentral University (about 145 miles; Prescott Valley, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,927)
  • Yavapai College (about 151 miles; Prescott, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • Mohave Community College (about 163 miles; Kingman, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,309)

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Bitter Springs:

Marital status in Bitter Springs, AZ
  • Never married: 56.4%
  • Now married: 22.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bitter Springs:

  • High school or higher: 68.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 26.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Arizona average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other18,29754
Evangelical Protestant10,78598
Catholic6,7509
Mainline Protestant3,75618
Black Protestant1712
Orthodox1501
None94,512-
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: 20
This county:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Coconino County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

12.72 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Coconino County:

6.8%
State:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.5%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Coconino County:

8.3%
Arizona:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bitter Springs:

42.8%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bitter Springs:

41.6%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Bitter Springs:

28.3
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

37.0%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.2%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bitter Springs:

6.4
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

27.1%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

48.7%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.4%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bitter Springs, AZ Residents

8.92% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,433 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.92%
Arizona average:

6.11%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($266 average AGI)
Coconino County:

0.06%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Maricopa County, AZ  2.08% ($62,480 average AGI)
from Yavapai County, AZ  0.70% ($33,204)
from Pima County, AZ  0.42% ($54,000)


9.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,929 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.78%
Arizona average:

5.15%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($137 average AGI)
Coconino County:

0.06%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.69% ($42,987 average AGI)
to Yavapai County, AZ  0.89% ($48,206)
to Navajo County, AZ  0.45% ($35,940)

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.)

Bitter Springs fatal accident list:

Sep 1, 2007 11:53 AM, Us-89, Lat: 36.616217, Lon: -111.654567, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 10.9mTotal length
  • $5,000Total costs
  • 18,618Total average daily traffic
  • 2,445Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,678Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

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: Commnet Four Corners, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, , Castl-e Rock, Phone: (720) 733-7854
  • Cindy Phillips, Off Hwy 89 (Lat: 36.698028 Lon: -111.630306), Type: 48.7, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: Commnet Four Corners, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, , Castl-e Rock, Phone: (720) 733-7854
  • Cindy Phillips, Az Hwy 160 (Lat: 36.076528 Lon: -111.385722), Type: 48.7, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: Commnet Four Corners, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, , Castl-e Rock, Phone: (720) 733-7854
  • Cindy Phillips, Off Hwy 89 (Lat: 36.698028 Lon: -111.630306), Type: 48.7, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: Commnet Four Corners, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, , Castl-e Rock, Phone: (720) 733-7854

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Jacks Peak, Off Hwy 89 (Lat: 36.698028 Lon: -111.630306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.7 m, Call Sign: WQID221,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11445.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 12/27/2017, Expiration Date: 01/08/2028, Certifier: Ryan Levine, Registrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 1200 New Hampshire Avenue Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 955-5516, Email:
  • JACKS, Off Hwy 89 (Lat: 36.697833 Lon: -111.630417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WRCF857,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, Grant Date: 09/20/2018, Expiration Date: 09/20/2028, Certifier: Pat Barringer, Registrant: Govnet Licenses LLC, 10105 E Via Linda Ste 103-386, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, Phone: (602) 850-4450, Fax: (480) 424-1470, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bitter Springs, AZ
  • 79.6%Wood
  • 7.4%Electricity
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.6%Other fuel
  • 3.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bitter Springs, AZ
  • 100.0%Wood


Bitter Springs compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Bitter Springs on our top lists:

  • #92 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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