Fort Apache, Arizona

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Population in July 2007: 368.
Males: 176  (47.8%)
Females: 192  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  21.2 years
Arizona median age:  34.2 years

Zip code: 85927

Estimated median household income in 2013: $9,896 (it was $7,917 in 2000)
Fort Apache:

$9,896
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $5,331 (it was $4,016 in 2000)

Fort Apache CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $53,897 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Fort Apache:

$53,897
AZ:

$166,000
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  • Races in Fort Apache, AZ (2000)

    Fort Apache races chart
    • 27373.8%American Indian alone
    • 3910.5%White alone
    • 3910.5%Hispanic
    • 123.2%Two or more races
    • 71.9%Black alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fort Apache: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 5056 feet

Land area: 779.1 square miles.

Population density: 0.5 people per square mile   (very low).

Fort Apache, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Fort Apache:

  • High school or higher: 65.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 23.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Apache CCD:

  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 0.9%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

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

Fort Apache CCD:  1.6% ($360)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Fort Apache satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Pinal, AZ (105.6 miles , pop. 59,965).

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

Fort Apache tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

17.8%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
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%)

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

Average climate in Fort Apache, Arizona

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Earthquake activity:

Fort Apache-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 297% 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 391.1 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 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 386.5 miles away from Fort Apache center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 348.1 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 359.7 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 350.6 miles away from Fort Apache center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 534.6 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 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, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 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: 3,810)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 115 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Arizona State University-Polytechnic (about 121 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,311)
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (about 128 miles; Chandler, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,047)
  • Scottsdale Community College (about 129 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale (about 130 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Mesa Community College (about 130 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 14,726)

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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 64.4. This is about average.

City:

64.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

20.2
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%

Fort Apache compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Arizona average:

13.1

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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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other15,37735
Catholic15,00013
Evangelical Protestant3,83473
Mainline Protestant71511
None36,592-
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: 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%

9.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
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 McKinley County, NM  1.96% ($25,450 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.72% ($30,479)
from Navajo County, AZ  1.55% ($27,807)


9.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.35%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($106 average AGI)
Apache County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McKinley County, NM  2.04% ($23,221 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  1.53% ($29,666)
to Navajo County, AZ  1.35% ($27,548)

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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