Peridot, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 1,350. Population change since 2000: +6.6%
Males: 651  (48.3%)
Females: 699  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  25.1 years
Arizona median age:  33.8 years

Zip codes: 85542.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,070 (it was $18,194 in 2000)
Peridot:

$33,070
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,039 (it was $5,765 in 2000)

Peridot CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $24,116 (it was $23,200 in 2000)
Peridot:

$24,116
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $92,104; Detached houses: $108,447; Mobile homes: $13,111
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  • American Indian alone - 1,326 (98.2%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (1.1%)
  • White alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.07%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Peridot: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (4.3%).

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

For population 25 years and over in Peridot:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 30.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Peridot CDP:

  • Never married: 50.0%
  • Now married: 35.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 5.8%



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Peridot, Arizona as of February 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Peridot to the number of sex offenders is 270 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $358 (1.3%)

Peridot satellite photo by USGS

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

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

8.6%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (32%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Public administration (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (25%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (21%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Peridot, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Peridot-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 326% 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 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 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 Peridot 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 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 Gila County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
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 (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: 71; Location: 1 MILE N OF HWY 70 ON 170; 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 49.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 38.9%
(0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Peridot, Arizona environmental map by EPA

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Peridot compared to Arizona 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Utility gas (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Peridot CDP (based on Gila County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.00%
Here: 44.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents33.3%18.6%18.4%5.9%5.8%
Congregations9.5%16.2%14.9%9.5%5.4%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.0%2.1%1.5%1.3%10.0%
Congregations4.1%2.7%1.4%4.1%32.4%
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: 7
Gila County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
Gila County:

27.1%
Arizona:

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

12.9%
State:

14.2%

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
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 Maricopa County, AZ  2.56% ($40,824 average AGI)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.50% ($35,648)
from Pima County, AZ  0.34% ($24,817)


6.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
Arizona average:

5.60%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.59% ($32,731 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.66% ($43,557)
to Pima County, AZ  0.33% ($40,105)

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 fatal accident list:

May 21, 2001 02:19 AM, Us-70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 28, 1999 06:53 PM, Us-70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 27, 1995 05:39 AM, 170, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 7, 1993 05:01 AM, 170, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 22, 1985 06:49 PM, 70, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Oct 12, 1985 07:03 PM, 70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 12, 1978 01:54 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 38
Total length: 74 meters (243ft)
Total costs: $8,177,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,972
Total average daily truck traffic: 242
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 12,375

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 30
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 6
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Peridot, AZ

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Cindy Phillips, Highway 70 (Lat: 33.303056 Lon: -110.469167), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 60.6 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET
  • Cindy Phillips, Highway 70 (Lat: 33.303056 Lon: -110.469167), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 60.6 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET
  • Cindy Phillips, Highway 70 (Lat: 33.303056 Lon: -110.469167), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 60.6 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET
  • Cindy Phillips, Highway 70 (Lat: 33.303056 Lon: -110.469167), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 60.6 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET
  • Cindy Phillips, Gila County (Lat: 33.191083 Lon: -110.515389), Type: 21.3, Overall height: 18.2 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET

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

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  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Real estate and rental and leasing"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average sunshine amount"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of days clear of clouds"
  • #75 (85542) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home (pop 1,000+)"
  • #90 (85542) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 1,000+)"
  • #100 (85542) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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