Central, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 645.
Males: 357  (55.5%)
Females: 288  (44.5%)
Median resident age:  26.9 years
Arizona median age:  37.5 years

Zip codes: 85531.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,471
Central:

$49,471
AZ:

$53,558

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,580

Central CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $141,302
Central:

$141,302
AZ:

$205,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $282,987; Detached houses: $284,188
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  • Races in Central, AZ (2010)

    Central races chart
    • 53582.9%White alone
    • 9114.1%Hispanic
    • 81.2%Two or more races
    • 40.6%American Indian alone
    • 40.6%Asian alone
    • 30.5%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Central: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Northern European (45.8%), American (16.9%), Welsh (11.9%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 2885 feet

Central,AZ real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Central:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%

For population 15 years and over in Central CDP:

  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 68.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 2.7%

6 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.7%
Arizona:

13.4%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Catalina Foothills, AZ (75.0 miles , pop. 53,794).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tucson, AZ (79.7 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (139.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Pima, AZ (1.6 miles ), Thatcher, AZ (1.7 miles ), Bryce, AZ (2.2 miles) , Safford, AZ (2.3 miles ), Cactus Flats, AZ (2.9 miles ), Solomon, AZ (3.2 miles ), Swift Trail Junction, AZ (3.2 miles ), San Jose, AZ (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 32.87 N, Longitude: 109.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

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

7.7%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (39%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (32%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

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

Earthquake activity:

Central-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 278% 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 399.1 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 343.2 miles away from Central 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 398.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 347.3 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 339.7 miles away from Central center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 353.6 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 Graham County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Central:

  • SAFFORD DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; SAFFORD, AZ)
  • MT GRAHAM REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; SAFFORD, AZ)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central:

  • Eastern Arizona College (about 3 miles; Thatcher, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,810)
  • Pima Community College (about 78 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 18,794)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 79 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • University of Arizona (about 81 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 36,324)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 88 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Cochise College (about 105 miles; Douglas, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,597)
  • Central Arizona College (about 109 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)

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Graham 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 2007 was 26.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 22.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.2
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.4%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.4 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  83.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.1%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.1
Arizona average:

12.5

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Central CDP (based on Graham County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other11,79330
Catholic6,1946
Evangelical Protestant1,98524
Mainline Protestant5614
Orthodox301
None16,657-
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: 6
Graham County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Graham County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Graham County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Graham County:

28.7%
Arizona:

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

11.4%
State:

14.2%

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,887 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Arizona average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.13% ($31,870 average AGI)
from Greenlee County, AZ  0.62% ($43,164)
from Pima County, AZ  0.61% ($38,167)


6.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,602 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Arizona average:

5.60%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  1.38% ($35,984 average AGI)
to Pima County, AZ  0.90% ($36,250)
to Greenlee County, AZ  0.49% ($47,442)

Strongest AM radio stations in Central:

  • KATO (1230 AM; 1 kW; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, 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)
  • KHIL (1250 AM; 5 kW; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KTKT (990 AM; 10 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORP.)
  • KEVT (1030 AM; 10 kW; CORTARO, AZ; Owner: ONE MART CORP.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KQTL (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAHUARITA, AZ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF TUCSON LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central:

  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K208BT (89.5 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: AZ BD OF REGENTS/UNIV. OF ARIZONA)
  • KJIK (100.7 FM; DUNCAN, AZ; Owner: WILLIAM S. KONOPNICKI)
  • KGMG (106.3 FM; ORACLE, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • K204CE (88.7 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KFMM (99.1 FM; THATCHER, AZ; Owner: WICK COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KWCX-FM (104.9 FM; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • K255AC (98.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUN. COLLEGE DIST)
  • K263AA (100.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZLZ-FM2 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWRQ (102.3 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCDX (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, AZ; Owner: DESERT WEST AIR RANCHERS CORPORATION)
  • KUAT-FM (90.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K292CM (106.3 FM; SUMMERHAVEN, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • KZLZ-FM1 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KVJC (91.9 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KRXS-FM (97.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: LINDA C. POTYKA)
  • KMRR (100.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KXCI (91.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Central fatal accident list:

Feb 28, 2004 06:45 AM, Us-70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Central)

Central compared to Arizona state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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