Bitter Springs, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 452. Population change since 2000: -17.4%
Males: 220  (48.7%)
Females: 232  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  27.1 years
Arizona median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 86036, 86040.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,975 (it was $24,886 in 2000)
Bitter Springs:

$30,975
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,473 (it was $7,985 in 2000)

Bitter Springs CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $149,883 (it was $81,300 in 2000)
Bitter Springs:

$149,883
AZ:

$166,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $252,896; Detached houses: $300,384; Townhouses or other attached units: $258,782; In 2-unit structures: $371,974; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $147,114; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $159,754; Mobile homes: $76,688; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,332
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  • Races in Bitter Springs, AZ (2010)

    Bitter Springs races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bitter Springs: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Swedish (3.0%), German (2.2%).

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,AZ real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Bitter Springs:

  • High school or higher: 53.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 26.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bitter Springs CDP:

  • Never married: 53.5%
  • Now married: 35.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

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

Bitter Springs CDP:  0.3% ($282)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
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

Bitter Springs household income distribution Bitter Springs home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (43%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (39%)
  • Material moving occupations (23%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)

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

Average climate in Bitter Springs, Arizona

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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 the city 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 (12).
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).
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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: 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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.6%
(34.6% 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

Bitter Springs compared to Arizona state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.1
Arizona average:

12.5

Bitter Springs travel time to work - commute Bitter Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (73%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • No fuel used (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

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
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%

8.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.70%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($230 average AGI)
Coconino County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  2.04% ($31,202 average AGI)
from Yavapai County, AZ  0.67% ($28,218)
from Navajo County, AZ  0.46% ($28,862)


10.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.04%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($266 average AGI)
Coconino County:

0.09%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.46% ($34,832 average AGI)
to Yavapai County, AZ  0.82% ($39,637)
to Navajo County, AZ  0.44% ($25,893)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $1,612,000Total costs
  • 3,500Total average daily traffic
  • 735Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,510Total future (year 2030) 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: 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

Bitter Springs on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing"
  • #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"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations:"
  • #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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