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Median resident age:  23.3 years
Arizona median age:  34.2 years

Zip code: 85247

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,819 (it was $19,746 in 2000)
Gila River:

$27,819
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,358

Gila River CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $58,297 (it was $40,400 in 2000)
Gila River:

$58,297
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $97,945; Detached houses: $114,003; Townhouses or other attached units: $65,634; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $170,203; Mobile homes: $67,082

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Gila River races chart
  • American Indian alone - 7,289 (84.8%)
  • Hispanic - 774 (9.0%)
  • White alone - 336 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 146 (1.7%)
  • Other race alone - 23 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 20 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.02%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.01%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gila River: 125.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Gila River, Arizona as of July 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Gila River to the number of sex offenders is 14,341 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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 July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
Arizona:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Average climate in Gila River, Arizona

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Tornado activity:

Gila River-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Arizona state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/30/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 19.5 miles away from the Gila River place center injured 41 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1968, a category F2 tornado 20.3 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

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: 8, Storms: 8, Fires: 3, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; GILBERT, AZ)

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

  • Chandler/Gilbert Community College (about 13 miles; Chandler, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,924)
  • Mesa Community College (about 21 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,853)
  • Arizona State University (about 23 miles; Tempe, AZ; FT enrollment: 54,626)
  • Rio Salado College (about 24 miles; Tempe, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus (about 24 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,956)
  • University of Phoenix-Online Campus (about 25 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 380,232)
  • Scottsdale Community College (about 29 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,748)

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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)
AQI  CO  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 44.6. This is worse than average.
City:

44.6
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

30.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 48.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

48.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.76
U.S.:

9.59


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gila River, AZ

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.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 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:

  • 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

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Religion statistics for Gila River CCD (based on Pinal County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.19%
Here32.2%
USA50.2%

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.
State:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This 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.
Arizona:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 107
This county:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pinal County:

8.0%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Pinal County:

28.1%
State:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

14.2%

20.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,474 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

20.54%
Arizona average:

8.20%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($107 average AGI)
Pinal County:

0.06%
Arizona average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Maricopa County, AZ  11.17% ($51,347 average AGI)
from Pima County, AZ  0.71% ($47,104)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.51% ($47,535)


9.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,239 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.29%
Arizona average:

5.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($72 average AGI)
Pinal County:

0.03%
Arizona average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Maricopa County, AZ  4.54% ($41,886 average AGI)
to Pima County, AZ  0.73% ($34,765)
to Yavapai County, AZ  0.12% ($66,481)

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:



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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