Blackwater, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 1,062. Population change since 2000: +110.7%
Males: 729  (68.7%)
Females: 333  (31.3%)
Median resident age:  29.6 years
Arizona median age:  33.8 years

Zip codes: 85128.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $9,557 (it was $33,438 in 2000)
Blackwater:

$9,557
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $7,113 (it was $8,674 in 2000)

Blackwater CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,133 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Blackwater:

$78,133
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $316,711; Detached houses: $397,919; Mobile homes: $179,497

Median gross rent in 2012: $544.

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  • American Indian alone - 766 (72.1%)
  • Hispanic - 235 (22.1%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (2.9%)
  • White alone - 24 (2.3%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.09%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blackwater: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (4.3%), German (3.6%).

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: 66.1%
  • 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: 70.3%
  • Now married: 12.8%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

15 residents are foreign born (11.5% North America).

This place:  10.1%
Arizona:  13.4%

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 June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (62%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Finance and insurance (27%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (19%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (17%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Construction laborers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (24%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (22%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Construction laborers (16%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)

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 2012 was 379. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

379
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.399. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.399
U.S.:

0.303

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 41.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

41.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.67
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 55.8%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 85.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.1% 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

Blackwater compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (76%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Other fuel (7%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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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)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.19%
Here: 32.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents55.4%12.6%10.4%4.7%3.1%
Congregations13.9%17.1%9.5%14.6%2.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of ChristOther
Adherents2.6%1.9%1.4%1.3%6.5%
Congregations5.7%3.8%1.3%7.0%24.7%
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: 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%

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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 400
Total average daily truck traffic: 40
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 500

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • 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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/17/2011, Expiration Date: 06/17/2021, Certifier: Kevin A Durham
    Registrant: 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

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  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures"
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