Peridot, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 1,350.
Population change since 2000: +6.6%
Males: 607  (45.0%)
Females: 743  (55.0%)
Median resident age:

25.3 years
Arizona median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 85542.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,439 (it was $18,194 in 2000)
Peridot:

$39,439
AZ:

$62,055

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $11,282 (it was $5,765 in 2000)

Peridot CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $29,846 (it was $23,200 in 2000)
Peridot:

$29,846
AZ:

$255,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $103,085; detached houses: $105,507; mobile homes: $95,031

Median gross rent in 2019: $370.

March 2019 cost of living index in Peridot: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 34.9%
(89.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.6% for American Indian residents, 82.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Peridot, AZ (2019)
    • 1,59992.4%American Indian alone
    • 1005.8%Hispanic
    • 432.5%White alone
    • 80.5%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Peridot, Arizona as of September 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Peridot is 240 to 1.


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Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 2601 feet

Land area: 5.22 square miles.

Population density: 259 people per square mile   (very low).

Peridot, Arizona map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $229 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $431 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Pinal, AZ (55.0 miles , pop. 59,965).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Mesa, AZ (75.0 miles , pop. 396,375).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (94.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

San Carlos, AZ (1.8 miles ),
Cutter, AZ (3.4 miles),
East Globe, AZ (3.9 miles ),
Pinal, AZ (4.2 miles ),
Six Shooter Canyon, AZ (4.4 miles ),
El Capitan, AZ (4.4 miles),
Copper Hill, AZ (4.5 miles),
Globe, AZ (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 33.30 N, Longitude: 110.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

Distribution of median household income in Peridot, AZ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Peridot, AZ in 2019
Peridot satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.6%
Arizona:

7.6%
Most common industries in Peridot, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (16.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.0%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (11.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.2%)
  • Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers (5.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (43.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (30.0%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.0%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Peridot, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (23.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (24.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (9.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Construction laborers (5.4%)
  • Electricians (5.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (21.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.0%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (11.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.0%)

Average climate in Peridot, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Peridot, Arizona environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Peridot-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arizona state average. It is 1543% 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 354.7 miles away from Peridot 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 303.2 miles away from Peridot 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 353.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 310.7 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 302.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/24/1987 at 13:15:56, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 ML, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 318.6 miles away from Peridot 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 Gila County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Fires: 6, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Peridot topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Peridot:

  • SAN CARLOS DIALYSIS (FMC) (US 70 & AZ ROUTE 170)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peridot:

  • Eastern Arizona College (about 52 miles; Thatcher, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,810)
  • Arizona State University-Polytechnic (about 71 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,311)
  • Central Arizona College (about 74 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (about 78 miles; Chandler, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,047)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 78 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • Pima Community College (about 79 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 18,794)
  • University of Arizona (about 80 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 36,324)

Private elementary/middle school in Peridot:

  • PERIDOT LUTHERAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 73, Location: SR 170 HIGHWAY, Grades: KG-8)

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Gila County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

4.0 people
Arizona:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.6%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

12.0%
Whole state:

7.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Peridot:

Marital status in Peridot, AZ
  • Never married: 54.3%
  • Now married: 32.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in Peridot:

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 30.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
Arizona average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Peridot
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Peridot, AZ (based on Gila County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,51910
Evangelical Protestant5,41654
Other4,75617
Mainline Protestant1,45411
None33,452-
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: 7
This county:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Gila County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
This county:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

9.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
State:

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

12.9%
Arizona:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Peridot:

45.8%
State:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.5%
Arizona:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Peridot:

26.3%
Arizona:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.7%
Arizona:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Peridot:

6.6
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.7%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Peridot:

52.2%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Peridot:

80.2%
Arizona:

79.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Peridot, AZ Residents

7.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
Arizona average:

6.11%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Maricopa County, AZ  3.00% ($60,582 average AGI)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.50% ($47,407)
from Pima County, AZ  0.30% ($56,673)


6.18% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Arizona average:

5.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.34% ($37,506 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.54% ($49,656)
to Pima County, AZ  0.27% ($44,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Peridot:

  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJAA (1240 AM; 1 kW; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: GOOD MUSIC, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KFNN (1510 AM; 22 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KEVT (1030 AM; 10 kW; CORTARO, AZ; Owner: ONE MART CORP.)
  • KTKT (990 AM; 10 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORP.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXEM (1010 AM; 15 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES OF PHOENIX, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Peridot:

  • KRXS-FM (97.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: LINDA C. POTYKA)
  • KVJC (91.9 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KMRR (100.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KCDX (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, AZ; Owner: DESERT WEST AIR RANCHERS CORPORATION)
  • KGMG (106.3 FM; ORACLE, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KZLZ-FM2 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K263AA (100.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K255AC (98.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUN. COLLEGE DIST)
  • KUAT-FM (90.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K208BT (89.5 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: AZ BD OF REGENTS/UNIV. OF ARIZONA)
  • K292CM (106.3 FM; SUMMERHAVEN, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • KZLZ-FM1 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KXCI (91.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWRQ (102.3 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • Peridot, Arizona
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:6
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents6
  • Arizona average
  • Fatal accident count7677
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11577
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2648
  • Fatalities8571
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents21787
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1560
See more detailed statistics of Peridot fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 49Number of bridges
  • 371ft / 113mTotal length
  • $9,214,000Total costs
  • 34,457Total average daily traffic
  • 2,635Total average daily truck traffic
  • 39,443Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Peridot, AZ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 321920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Peridot, AZ

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Peridot)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 33.292667 Lon: -110.419917, Call Sign: WQWB483,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.112 MHz, 452.812 MHz, 457.112 MHz, 457.487 MHz, 452.487 MHz, Grant Date: 07/08/2015, Expiration Date: 07/08/2025, Certifier: Antonio De Marco, Registrant: Two Way Direct, 3262 Grey Hawk Court, Carlsbad, CA 92010, Phone: (888) 742-5893, Fax: (877) 694-6603, Email:
  • Lat: 33.295639 Lon: -110.417806, Call Sign: WQYQ940,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.725 MHz, 453.000 MHz, 457.725 MHz, 458.000 MHz, 461.150 MHz, Grant Date: 12/15/2016, Expiration Date: 12/15/2026, Certifier: Arlin Billy, Registrant: Air Comm, 4840 S. 35th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Phone: (602) 275-4505, Email:

Most common first names in Peridot, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank378.3 years
Ada283.5 years
Helen272.5 years
Geraldine246.0 years
Alberta272.5 years
James270.5 years
Alfred280.0 years
Alice275.0 years
Ambrose252.0 years
Amelia268.5 years
Most common last names in Peridot, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Noline671.5 years
Victor668.7 years
Dili566.2 years
Key569.4 years
Smith545.8 years
Harney471.2 years
Goseyun460.0 years
Dosela465.7 years
Russell475.5 years
Steele464.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Peridot, AZ
  • 31.5%Electricity
  • 28.7%Utility gas
  • 17.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.3%Wood
  • 4.4%Other fuel
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Peridot, AZ
  • 47.4%Electricity
  • 42.3%Utility gas
  • 10.3%Wood


Peridot compared to Arizona state average:

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