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Population in 2010: 1,188. Population change since 2000: +4.5%
Males: 607  (51.2%)
Females: 581  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  49.7 years
Arizona median age:  33.8 years

Zip codes: 86018, 86046.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,546 (it was $39,886 in 2000)
Parks:

$49,546
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,105 (it was $19,377 in 2000)

Parks CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $259,021 (it was $139,700 in 2000)
Parks:

$259,021
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $341,391; Detached houses: $359,413; Mobile homes: $216,294

Median gross rent in 2012: $725.

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  • White alone - 1,016 (85.5%)
  • Hispanic - 116 (9.8%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (1.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Parks: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (11.0%), English (5.0%), Irish (4.3%), Welsh (4.2%), Italian (4.1%), Polish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 7079 feet

Land area: 172.3 square miles.

Population density: 6.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Parks,AZ real estate house value index trend

Parks, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Parks:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parks CDP:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

30 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.5% Latin America).

This place:  3.0%
Arizona:  13.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,177 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,411 (0.4%)

Parks satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flagstaff, AZ (19.6 miles , pop. 52,894).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Scottsdale, AZ (117.7 miles , pop. 202,705).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (122.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Williams, AZ (3.7 miles ), Fort Valley, AZ (3.7 miles ), Flagstaff, AZ (4.4 miles ), Kachina Village, AZ (4.5 miles ), Mountainaire, AZ (4.7 miles ), Doney Park, AZ (5.1 miles ), Valle, AZ (5.2 miles ), Coconino, AZ (5.3 miles ).

Latitude: 35.29 N, Longitude: 111.96 W

Parks household income distribution Parks home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Parks, Arizona

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Earthquake activity:

Parks-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 448% 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 271.0 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 259.5 miles away from Parks center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 257.2 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 398.7 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 282.9 miles away from Parks 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 271.6 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 Coconino County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 6, Storms: 5, 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).
Parks topographic map

Amtrak stations near Parks:

  • 14 miles: WILLIAMS JCT. (235 N. GRAND CANYON BLVD.)
  • 14 miles: WILLIAMS (518 E. BILL WILLIAMS AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking.
  • 19 miles: FLAGSTAFF (1 E. SANTA FE AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, car rental agency, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parks:

  • Northern Arizona University (about 19 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 22,494)
  • Coconino Community College (about 20 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Northcentral University (about 52 miles; Prescott Valley, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,927)
  • Yavapai College (about 59 miles; Prescott, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc-Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Division (about 112 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,976)
  • Paradise Valley Community College (about 114 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,259)
  • Mohave Community College (about 117 miles; Kingman, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,309)

Public elementary/middle school in Parks:

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Maine Consolidated School is not KG-8. It is KG-6 now.

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Notable locations in Parks: Spring Valley Guard Station (A), Johns Park (B), Garland Prairie Vista (C), Garland Prairie Vista Family Picnic Ground (D), Sherwood Forest Fire District (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Fay Lake (A), Duck Lake (B), Moritz Lake (C), Raymond Lake (D), Horse Lake (E), Mineral Lake (F), Little Boulin Tank (G), BR Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Parks include: C. Hart Merriam Base Camp Site (1), Jonns Park (2), Oak Hill Snow Play Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Coconino 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 59.8. This is better than average.

City:

59.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 41.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

41.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.41. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.41
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.6%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 8.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Parks, Arizona environmental map by EPA

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Parks compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Parks travel time to work - commute Parks mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Wood (41%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Parks CDP (based on Coconino County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.89%
Here: 30.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of God
Adherents30.6%22.6%6.8%5.0%3.9%
Congregations22.0%6.4%7.1%0.7%8.5%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents3.7%3.7%3.1%2.9%17.8%
Congregations3.5%1.4%2.1%7.1%41.1%
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: 20
Coconino County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Coconino County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 72
Coconino County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 162
Here:

12.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Coconino County:

21.5%
Arizona:

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

8.3%
State:

14.2%

8.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.70%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($230 average AGI)
Coconino County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  2.04% ($31,202 average AGI)
from Yavapai County, AZ  0.67% ($28,218)
from Navajo County, AZ  0.46% ($28,862)


10.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.04%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($266 average AGI)
Coconino County:

0.09%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.46% ($34,832 average AGI)
to Yavapai County, AZ  0.82% ($39,637)
to Navajo County, AZ  0.44% ($25,893)

Strongest AM radio stations in Parks:

  • KYET (1180 AM; 10 kW; WILLIAMS, AZ; Owner: GRAND CANYON GATEWAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KAFF (930 AM; 5 kW; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: GUYANN CORPORATION)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAZM (780 AM; 5 kW; SEDONA, AZ; Owner: TABBACK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KVNA (600 AM; 1 kW; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: YAVAPAI BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Parks:

  • KWMX (96.7 FM; WILLIAMS, AZ; Owner: RED ROCK COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KJZA (89.5 FM; DRAKE, AZ; Owner: ST. PAUL BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • KWMX-FM1 (96.7 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: RED ROCK COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KFLX (105.1 FM; KACHINA VILLAGE, AZ; Owner: RED ROCK COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • KPUB (91.7 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY)
  • K265DN (100.9 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLOD (100.1 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: ROCKET RADIO CORPORATION)
  • K201CQ (88.1 FM; PRESCOTT, AZ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KVRD-FM (105.7 FM; COTTONWOOD, AZ; Owner: YAVAPAI BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKLD (98.3 FM; PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ; Owner: W. GRANT HAFLEY)
  • KGCB (90.9 FM; PRESCOTT, AZ; Owner: GRAND CANYON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KZGL (95.9 FM; COTTONWOOD, AZ; Owner: YAVAPAI BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAFF-FM (92.9 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: GUYANN CORPORATION)
  • KMGN (93.9 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: GUYANN CORPORATION)
  • KVNA-FM (97.5 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: YAVAPAI BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KJTA (89.9 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQST (102.9 FM; SEDONA, AZ; Owner: ROCKET RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KSED (107.5 FM; SEDONA, AZ; Owner: RED ROCK COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KNAU (88.7 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY)
  • KAHM (102.1 FM; PRESCOTT, AZ; Owner: SOUTHWEST FM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Parks)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: EVANS BRANDON GYROPLANE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUBARU ALL MDLS A/B (400 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 166BE , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 01/31/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Brandon T Evans, Po Box 50361, Parks, AZ 86018
  • Aircraft: POWRACHUTE PEGASUS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2541Z , Serial Number: A-359-PEG, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 10/20/2007
    Registrant (Individual): John Ross Neder, Po Box 50160, Parks, AZ 86018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$91,2103$197,3501$155,1102$122,710
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$207,2501$125,1601$123,880
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$194,9800$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0019.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2006
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$105,0501$78,770
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0019.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Parks, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Albert273.0 years
Margaret281.9 years
George270.4 years
Doris270.5 years
Dorothy278.5 years
Jack269.0 years
John277.0 years
David257.0 years
Thomas269.5 years
Patricia268.5 years
Most common last names in Parks, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Boan274.5 years
Holt267.0 years
Maynard282.0 years
Rehm271.0 years
Wright281.5 years

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  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Rail transportation"
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  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #10 (86046) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slavic first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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