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Median resident age:  21.2 years
Arizona median age:  34.2 years

Zip code: 85927

Estimated median household income in 2012: $11,486 (it was $7,917 in 2000)
Fort Apache:

$11,486
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $5,824

Fort Apache CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $49,477 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Fort Apache:

$49,477
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $71,735; Detached houses: $74,270; Mobile homes: $67,850; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $10,214

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Fort Apache races chart
  • American Indian alone - 273 (73.8%)
  • White alone - 39 (10.5%)
  • Hispanic - 39 (10.5%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (3.2%)
  • Black alone - 7 (1.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Apache: 149.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 5056 feet




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

Fort Apache CCD:  1.6% ($360)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Tan Valley, AZ (117.1 miles , pop. 81,321).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Mesa, AZ (122.1 miles , pop. 396,375).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (138.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: McNary, AZ (3.7 miles ), East Fork, AZ (3.8 miles ), Rainbow City, AZ (3.9 miles ), North Fork, AZ (3.9 miles ), Turkey Creek, AZ (3.9 miles ), Greer, AZ (4.0 miles) , Whiteriver, AZ (4.0 miles ), Seven Mile, AZ (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 33.92 N, Longitude: 109.71 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

Fort Apache household income distribution Fort Apache home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

20.4%
Arizona:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (33%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (17%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (7%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (33%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (13%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Woodworkers (7%)

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Earthquake activity:

Fort Apache-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arizona state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/2/2005 at 11:12:57, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/30/2005 at 11:37:50, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, 4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from Fort Apache center
On 1/6/1998 at 08:36:46, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/28/2005 at 22:37:07, a magnitude 3.9 (3.8 MW, 3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/2007 at 07:15:40, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.1 miles away from Fort Apache center
On 2/8/2005 at 09:41:50, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Apache County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Frank B. Upham - Navy admiral and Navy Cross recipient.


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Apache:

  • Eastern Arizona College (about 75 miles; Thatcher, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,285)
  • Chandler/Gilbert Community College (about 128 miles; Chandler, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,924)
  • Scottsdale Community College (about 129 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Mesa Community College (about 130 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,853)
  • Arizona State University (about 133 miles; Tempe, AZ; FT enrollment: 54,626)
  • Paradise Valley Community College (about 134 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,040)
  • Rio Salado College (about 135 miles; Tempe, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,395)

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Reservoirs: Fort Apache Tank (A), Fort Apache Tank Number One (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers: East Fork White River (A), North Fork White River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Apache 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
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 16.3. This is significantly better than average.
City:

16.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.6
U.S.:

22.1


Average household size:
This place:  4.2 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  89.4%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  17.4%
Whole state:  7.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

81.7%
Whole state:

13.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

62.9%
Whole state:

6.2%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fort Apache, AZ

Fort Apache compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fort Apache CCD (based on Apache County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.87%
Here49.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents57.7%25.8%3.2%3.0%2.8%
Congregations15.7%20.9%12.2%5.2%8.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Reformed Church in North AmericaBaha'iChurches of ChristOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%0.6%0.6%3.7%
Congregations4.3%2.6%1.7%3.5%25.2%
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: 11
Apache County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Apache County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Apache County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.8%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Apache County:

31.5%
Arizona:

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

10.2%
State:

14.2%

12.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.14%
Arizona average:

8.20%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($131 average AGI)
Apache County:

0.09%
Arizona average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from McKinley County, NM  2.59% ($21,378 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  2.07% ($30,151)
from San Juan County, NM  1.74% ($27,027)


11.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.61%
Arizona average:

5.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.36% ($24,904 average AGI)
to McKinley County, NM  2.22% ($22,212)
to Navajo County, AZ  1.57% ($25,415)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Apache:

  • KVWM (970 AM; 5 kW; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVSL (1450 AM; 1 kW; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KFNN (1510 AM; 22 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRVZ (1400 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGERVILLE, AZ; Owner: COUNTRY MOUNTAIN AIRWAVES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Apache:

  • KWKM (95.7 FM; ST. JOHNS, AZ; Owner: KM RADIO OF ST. JOHNS, L.L.C.)
  • KTHQ (92.5 FM; EAGAR, AZ; Owner: COUNTRY MOUNTAIN AIRWAVES, LLC)
  • KWRQ (102.3 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRFM (96.5 FM; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KQAZ (101.7 FM; SPRINGERVILLE, AZ; Owner: COUNTRY MOUNTAIN AIRWAVES, LLC)
  • K208BT (89.5 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: AZ BD OF REGENTS/UNIV. OF ARIZONA)
  • KNNB (88.1 FM; WHITERIVER, AZ; Owner: APACHE RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNAA (90.7 FM; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KRXS-FM (97.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: LINDA C. POTYKA)
  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSNX (93.5 FM; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KVJC (91.9 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KMRR (100.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • 7 Mile Communications Center (Lat: 33.760278 Lon: -109.975000), Type: 12.3, Overall height: 12.3 m
    Registrant: 5203384346
  • 7 Mile Communications Center (Lat: 33.760000 Lon: -109.975000), Type: 30.0, Overall height: 30 m
    Registrant: 5203384346

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Seven Mile Rim 2.2 Mi Sse Of (Lat: 33.760306 Lon: -109.975083), Overall height: 10.4 m, Call Sign: WMV964
    Assigned Frequencies: 506.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/26/1995, Expiration Date: 10/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 10/01/2006
    Registrant: Phone: (303) 465-5742

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Seven Mile Station, 2.5 Miles Southeast Of (Lat: 33.762528 Lon: -109.968694), Call Sign: WRV296, Licensee ID: L00006518
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019
    Registrant: White Mountain Communications, Inc., Pinetop, AZ 85935, Phone: (520) 367-6116



Fort Apache on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Administrative and support and waste management services"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations:"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with low-earning residents located near cities with high-earning residents"
  • #62 (85927) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 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+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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