Blackwater, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 1,062. Population change since 2000: +110.7%
Males: 703  (66.3%)
Females: 359  (33.7%)
Median resident age:  30.5 years
Arizona median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 85128.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $12,654 (it was $33,438 in 2000)
Blackwater:

$12,654
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $7,268 (it was $8,674 in 2000)

Blackwater CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,684 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Blackwater:

$98,684
AZ:

$166,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $372.

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  • Races in Blackwater, AZ (2010)

    Blackwater races chart
    • 76672.1%American Indian alone
    • 23522.1%Hispanic
    • 312.9%Two or more races
    • 242.3%White alone
    • 50.5%Black alone
    • 10.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blackwater: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (6.0%), German (3.0%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 1379 feet

Land area: 6.59 square miles.

Population density: 161 people per square mile   (very low).

Blackwater,AZ real estate house value index trend

Blackwater, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Blackwater:

  • High school or higher: 62.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blackwater CDP:

  • Never married: 65.2%
  • Now married: 15.0%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

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

Blackwater CDP:  1.2% ($592)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Blackwater satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Tan Valley, AZ (11.2 miles , pop. 81,321).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Mesa, AZ (27.6 miles , pop. 396,375).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (44.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Sacaton Flats Village, AZ (2.0 miles ), Coolidge, AZ (2.4 miles ), Sacaton, AZ (3.0 miles ), Upper Santan Village, AZ (3.2 miles ), San Tan Valley, AZ (3.4 miles ), Florence, AZ (3.5 miles ), Gila River, AZ (3.5 miles ), Casa Grande, AZ (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 33.03 N, Longitude: 111.60 W

Area code: 520

Blackwater household income distribution Blackwater home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (20%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Finance and insurance (28%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (52%)
  • Management occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Blackwater, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Blackwater-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 386% 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 295.3 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 237.9 miles away from Blackwater center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 296.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 243.2 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 235.2 miles away from Blackwater center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 445.6 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 Pinal County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Fires: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blackwater topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blackwater:

  • GILA RIVER DIALYSIS EAST (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; SACATON, AZ)
  • OASIS PAVILION NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CASA GRANDE, AZ)
  • CENTRAL ARIZONA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FLORENCE, AZ)
  • SANTAN DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; FLORENCE, AZ)
  • WESTERN SKIES DIALYSIS INC. (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; CASA GRANDE, AZ)
  • CASA GRANDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; CASA GRANDE, AZ)
  • CASA GRANDE DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; CASA GRANDE, AZ)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blackwater:

  • Central Arizona College (about 7 miles; Coolidge, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 4,893)
  • Arizona State University-Polytechnic (about 20 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,311)
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (about 22 miles; Chandler, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,047)
  • Mesa Community College (about 30 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 14,726)
  • University of Phoenix-Phoenix Campus (about 34 miles; Tempe, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,862)
  • Arizona State University-Tempe (about 34 miles; Tempe, AZ; FT enrollment: 45,951)
  • University of Phoenix-Online Campus (about 35 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 155,655)

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Notable location: Gila River Indian Community Fire Department Station 421 Blackwater (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: McClellan Wash (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Pinal 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 373. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

373
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.325. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.325
U.S.:

0.293

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 42.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

42.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.01. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.01
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 60.9%
(71.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.4 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.5%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  15.2%
Whole state:  7.8%

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Arizona average:

12.5

Blackwater travel time to work - commute Blackwater mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blackwater CDP (based on Pinal County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic39,26820
Evangelical Protestant20,514155
Other15,39445
Mainline Protestant5,86921
Black Protestant3693
Orthodox2001
None294,156-
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: 34
Pinal County:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Pinal County:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 60
Pinal County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 107
Here:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Pinal County:

28.1%
Arizona:

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

12.4%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.1%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Blackwater:

42.6%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Blackwater:

29.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.1%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blackwater:

7.7%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.4
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

28.2%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

52.1%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.5%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blackwater, AZ Residents

11.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,016 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.03%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($467 average AGI)
Pinal County:

0.04%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  5.32% ($38,492 average AGI)
from Pima County, AZ  0.58% ($42,220)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.13% ($39,108)


11.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.31%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($133 average AGI)
Pinal County:

0.04%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  6.56% ($44,215 average AGI)
to Pima County, AZ  0.57% ($37,347)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.11% ($33,302)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blackwater:

  • KCKY (1150 AM; 5 kW; COOLIDGE, AZ; Owner: CORTARO BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFYI (550 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXEM (1010 AM; 15 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES OF PHOENIX, INC.)
  • KFNN (1510 AM; 22 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTAR (620 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KASA (1540 AM; 10 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KASA RADIO HOGAR, INC.)
  • KDUS (1060 AM; 5 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: TEMPE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blackwater:

  • KEDJ (103.9 FM; GILBERT, AZ; Owner: NPR PHOENIX, LLC)
  • KCDX (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, AZ; Owner: DESERT WEST AIR RANCHERS CORPORATION)
  • KMRR (100.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KVJC (91.9 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KRXS-FM (97.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: LINDA C. POTYKA)
  • KZLZ-FM2 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSLX-FM (100.7 FM; SCOTTSDALE, AZ; Owner: CACTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • K263AA (100.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KKLT (98.7 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KZON (101.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKFR (92.3 FM; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KESZ (99.9 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOOL-FM (94.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K255AC (98.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUN. COLLEGE DIST)
  • KUPD (97.9 FM; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: TEMPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KNIX-FM (102.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJZZ (91.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KFLR-FM (90.3 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYOT-FM (95.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMXP (96.9 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Blackwater:

  • KAET (Channel 8; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K43CO (Channel 43; CASA GRANDE, AZ; Owner: KAZT, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 30m98ftTotal length
  • $5,305,000Total costs
  • 13,076Total average daily traffic
  • 1,230Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,276Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Blackwater, AZ

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Towers Manager, 19240 E Hunt Highway (Lat: 33.022833 Lon: -111.665250), Type: 31.4, Structure height: 04021 m, Overall height: 31.1 m, Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE NE, SUITE 160
  • Towers Manager, 19240 E Hunt Highway (Lat: 33.022833 Lon: -111.665250), Type: 31.4, Structure height: 04021 m, Overall height: 31.1 m, Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE NE, SUITE 160
  • Towers Manager, 19240 E Hunt Highway (Lat: 33.022833 Lon: -111.665250), Type: 31.4, Structure height: 04021 m, Overall height: 31.1 m, Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE NE, SUITE 160
  • Edward Schafer, 19240 E Hunt Highway (Lat: 33.022833 Lon: -111.665250), Type: 31.4, Structure height: 04021 m, Overall height: 31.1 m, Registrant: 7035353009, Eschafer@insitewireless.Com, 1199 NORTH FAIRFAX STREET #700
  • Edward Schafer, 19240 E Hunt Highway (Lat: 33.022833 Lon: -111.665250), Type: 31.4, Structure height: 04021 m, Overall height: 31.1 m, Registrant: 7035353009, Eschafer@insitewireless.Com, 1199 NORTH FAIRFAX STREET #700

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • SOS U45, Lat: 33.022833 Lon: -111.665250, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 31.1 m, Overall height: 31.4 m, Call Sign: WQIF413
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/24/2008, Expiration Date: 01/24/2018, Certifier: Ira J HughesRegistrant: Trucom, LLC, 170 S William Dilliard Dr Suite 115, Gilbert, AZ 85233, Phone: (480) 689-4000, Fax: (480) 497-0200, Email:
  • SOS U135, Lat: 33.022833 Lon: -111.665250, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 31.1 m, Overall height: 31.4 m, Call Sign: WQIF413
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/24/2008, Expiration Date: 01/24/2018, Certifier: Ira J HughesRegistrant: Trucom, LLC, 170 S William Dilliard Dr Suite 115, Gilbert, AZ 85233, Phone: (480) 689-4000, Fax: (480) 497-0200, Email:
  • SOS U225, Lat: 33.022833 Lon: -111.665250, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 31.1 m, Overall height: 31.4 m, Call Sign: WQIF413
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/24/2008, Expiration Date: 01/24/2018, Certifier: Ira J HughesRegistrant: Trucom, LLC, 170 S William Dilliard Dr Suite 115, Gilbert, AZ 85233, Phone: (480) 689-4000, Fax: (480) 497-0200, Email:
  • SOS U315, Lat: 33.022833 Lon: -111.665250, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 31.1 m, Overall height: 31.4 m, Call Sign: WQIF413
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/24/2008, Expiration Date: 01/24/2018, Certifier: Ira J HughesRegistrant: Trucom, LLC, 170 S William Dilliard Dr Suite 115, Gilbert, AZ 85233, Phone: (480) 689-4000, Fax: (480) 497-0200, Email:
  • BLACKWATERCO, 16118 North Firestation Road (Lat: 33.030389 Lon: -111.575250), Type: Building, Structure height: 6.7 m, Overall height: 8.5 m, Call Sign: WQNW469
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/17/2011, Expiration Date: 06/17/2021, Certifier: Kevin A DurhamRegistrant: Southwest Lan Connections, Chandler, AZ 85248, Phone: (602) 751-4459, Fax: (480) 895-3213, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$21,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9412.00

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Other fuel (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Blackwater compared to Arizona state average:

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