Gila River, Arizona

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Population in July 2007: 14,341.
Males: 6,770  (47.2%)
Females: 7,571  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  23.3 years
Arizona median age:  34.2 years

Zip code: 85247

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,401 (it was $19,746 in 2000)
Gila River:

$27,401
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $8,676 (it was $6,494 in 2000)

Gila River CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $71,534 (it was $40,400 in 2000)
Gila River:

$71,534
AZ:

$166,000
  • Races in Gila River, AZ (2000)

    Gila River races chart
    • 7,28984.8%American Indian alone
    • 7749.0%Hispanic
    • 3363.9%White alone
    • 1461.7%Two or more races
    • 230.3%Other race alone
    • 200.2%Black alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.01%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Gila River: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 436.2 square miles.

Population density: 33 people per square mile   (very low).

Gila River, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Gila River:

  • High school or higher: 54.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 23.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gila River CCD:

  • Never married: 49.5%
  • Now married: 33.2%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

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

Gila River CCD:  1.2% ($466)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Gila River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chandler, AZ (13.7 miles , pop. 176,581).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Mesa, AZ (21.0 miles , pop. 396,375).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (33.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Lower Santan Village, AZ (1.5 miles ), Sweet Water Village, AZ (1.7 miles) , Upper Santan Village, AZ (1.7 miles ), Santan, AZ (1.7 miles ), Sacaton, AZ (1.8 miles ), Stotonic Village, AZ (1.8 miles ), Casa Blanca, AZ (2.4 miles ), Wet Camp Village, AZ (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 33.11 N, Longitude: 111.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 520

Gila River household income distribution Gila River home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Gila River, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Gila River-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 400% 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 282.9 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 226.3 miles away from Gila River 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 284.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 232.4 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 224.2 miles away from Gila River center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 433.2 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Gila River:

  • GILA RIVER DIALYSIS EAST (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SACATON, AZ)
  • SUN LAKES DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; SUN LAKES, AZ)
  • GILBERT HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; GILBERT, AZ)
  • BANNER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; GILBERT, AZ)
  • SOUTHEAST VALLEY DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; QUEEN CREEK, AZ)
  • OASIS PAVILION NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CASA GRANDE, AZ)
  • ARCHSTONE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CHANDLER, AZ)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gila River:

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (about 13 miles; Chandler, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 8,047)
  • Central Arizona College (about 14 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Arizona State University-Polytechnic (about 16 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,311)
  • Mesa Community College (about 21 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 14,726)
  • University of Phoenix-Phoenix Campus (about 23 miles; Tempe, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,862)
  • Arizona State University-Tempe (about 24 miles; Tempe, AZ; FT enrollment: 45,951)
  • University of Phoenix-Online Campus (about 24 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 155,655)

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Notable locations in Gila River: Poston (A), Morgans Ferry (B), Dock (C), Bapchule Community Center (D), Dock Railroad Station (E), Gila Reservation Career Center (F), Olberg Trading Post (G), Poston Railroad Station (H), Sacaton Flats Community Center (I), Santan Railroad Station (J), Indian Health Service Regional Treatment Center (K), Gila River Indian Community Fire Department Station 421 Blackwater (L), Gila River Indian Community Fire Department Station 423 Sacaton (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gila River include: Culbertson Memorial Church (A), Lower Santan Church (B), Adventist Church (C), American Indian Mission (D), Sacaton Community Church (E), Saint Catherines Church (F), Saint Francis Borgia Church (G), Casa Blanca Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Ann Cemetery (1), East Sacaton Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Santa Cruz Wash (A), McClellan Wash (B), Little Gila River (C), Vekol Wash (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gila River include: Hohokam Pima National Monument (1), Sacaton Fairgrounds (2), Sacaton Ball Field Park (3). Display/hide their locations 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 384. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

384
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.567. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.567
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 22.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.4
U.S.:

6.6

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 61.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

61.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.67
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  3.8 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  80.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  14.4%
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: 0.4% of all households

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

48.2%
Whole state:

13.9%

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

28.9%
Whole state:

6.2%

People in group quarters in Gila River in 2010:

  • 92 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 80 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 19 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Gila River in 2000:

  • 263 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 92 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 73 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Gila River compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below 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:

11.8
Arizona average:

13.1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gila River CCD (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%

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 Gila River:

  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, 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.)
  • KCKY (1150 AM; 5 kW; COOLIDGE, AZ; Owner: CORTARO BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFYI (550 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • KXEM (1010 AM; 15 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES OF PHOENIX, INC.)
  • KDUS (1060 AM; 5 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: TEMPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KASA (1540 AM; 10 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KASA RADIO HOGAR, INC.)
  • KTAR (620 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KFNN (1510 AM; 22 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gila River:

  • KSLX-FM (100.7 FM; SCOTTSDALE, AZ; Owner: CACTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLT (98.7 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KEDJ (103.9 FM; GILBERT, AZ; Owner: NPR PHOENIX, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KZZP (104.7 FM; MESA, AZ; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDKB (93.3 FM; MESA, AZ; Owner: MESA RADIO, INC.)
  • K240CV (95.9 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ZORBA RESOURCES, INC.)
  • K207CO (89.3 FM; SUN LAKES, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA CNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST)
  • K216FO (91.1 FM; GUADALUPE, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • K224CJ (92.7 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ZORBA RESOURCES, INC.)
  • KCDX (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, AZ; Owner: DESERT WEST AIR RANCHERS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Gila River:

  • KAET (Channel 8; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KPHO-TV (Channel 5; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KTVK (Channel 3; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KTVK, INC.)
  • KPPX (Channel 51; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: AMERICA 51, L.P.)
  • KUTP (Channel 45; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPNX (Channel 12; MESA, AZ; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSAZ-TV (Channel 10; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KSAZ LICENSE, INC.)
  • KASW (Channel 61; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KASW-TV, INC.)
  • KNXV-TV (Channel 15; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTVW-TV (Channel 33; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KTVW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • GILA RIVER, 2 Mi W Of Ih 10 (Lat: 33.250028 Lon: -112.004861), Structure height: 15.8 m, Call Sign: WPNJ765
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/04/1998, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 08/08/2002
    Registrant: Phone: (972) 498-5702
  • SACATON PK, Sacaton Pk (Lat: 33.002194 Lon: -111.674361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQNW470
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11055.0 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:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Gila River on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal care and service occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social services occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Clothing and clothing accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average sunshine amount"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in federal prisons and detention centers"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of days clear of clouds"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the hottest summers"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with low-earning residents located near cities with high-earning residents"
  • #59 (85247) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #92 (85247) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home (pop 1,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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