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Population in 2010: 285. Population change since 2000: -26.7%
Males: 152  (53.4%)
Females: 133  (46.6%)

Median resident age:  19.9 years
Arizona median age:  33.8 years

Zip codes: 85371.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,452 (it was $17,625 in 2000)
Poston:

$18,452
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,005

Poston CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $8,612 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Poston:

$8,612
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $62,190; Mobile homes: $56,984; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $194,927

Median gross rent in 2012: $288.

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  • Hispanic - 158 (55.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 108 (37.9%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (3.9%)
  • White alone - 8 (2.8%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Poston: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 333 feet

Land area: 1.39 square miles.

Population density: 205 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Poston:

  • High school or higher: 34.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Poston CDP:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

173 residents are foreign born

This place:  48.9%
Arizona:  13.4%
Poston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yuma, AZ (90.6 miles , pop. 77,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Glendale, AZ (129.7 miles , pop. 218,812).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (137.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Big River, CA (3.2 miles ), Parker, AZ (3.5 miles ), Bluewater, AZ (3.8 miles ), Bluewater, CA (4.0 miles ), Cienega Springs, AZ (4.1 miles ), Parker Strip, AZ (4.5 miles ), Bouse, AZ (4.8 miles ), Quartzsite, AZ (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 33.99 N, Longitude: 114.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
Arizona:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (70%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (52%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (50%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Cashiers (24%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Financial managers (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)

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Earthquake activity:

Poston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 11/24/1987 at 01:54:14, a magnitude 6.5 (5.7 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.5 ML, 5.8 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from Poston center, causing 2 deaths (2 other deaths), causing $4,000,000 total damage
On 4/26/1981 at 12:09:28, a magnitude 6.3 (5.5 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.3 ML, 5.6 ML) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1979 at 05:49:10, a magnitude 5.6 (4.9 MB, 5.6 ML, 5.0 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1979 at 23:16:32, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML, 4.9 ML) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from Poston center
On 9/2/2005 at 01:27:19, a magnitude 5.2 (4.9 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.5 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 La Paz County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Poston:

  • LA PAZ REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; PARKER, AZ)

Political contributions by individuals in Poston, AZ

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Poston:

  • Arizona Western College (about 93 miles; Yuma, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,672)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 103 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 4,082)
  • College of the Desert (about 116 miles; Palm Desert, CA; FT enrollment: 3,751)
  • Estrella Mountain Community College (about 125 miles; Avondale, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc (about 128 miles; Avondale, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,088)
  • Midwestern University (about 130 miles; Glendale, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • Glendale Community College (about 131 miles; Glendale, AZ; FT enrollment: 7,126)

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La Paz County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 59.9%
(52.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 78.4% for American Indian residents, 56.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.5 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  23.5%
Whole state:  7.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Poston, AZ

Poston compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Poston travel time to work - commute


Poston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • No fuel used (9%)

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 Poston CDP (based on La Paz County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.49%
Here24.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodChristian and Missionary Alliance
Adherents31.0%17.0%15.6%4.8%4.5%
Congregations14.8%11.1%3.7%14.8%3.7%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristJewishConservative Baptist Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents4.2%4.1%4.1%3.2%11.6%
Congregations3.7%3.7%11.1%3.7%29.6%
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: 8
La Paz County:

3.98 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
La Paz County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
La Paz County:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

11.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.2%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
La Paz County:

28.0%
Arizona:

22.8%

11.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,189 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.28%
Arizona average:

8.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.18% ($20,000 average AGI)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.96% ($40,500)
from Mohave County, AZ  0.76% ($33,711)


10.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.32%
Arizona average:

5.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Maricopa County, AZ  1.55% ($29,091 average AGI)
to Mohave County, AZ  1.31% ($30,446)
to Riverside County, CA  0.48% ($54,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Poston:

  • KLPZ (1380 AM; 3 kW; PARKER, AZ; Owner: KEITH DOUGLAS LEARN)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Poston:

  • KWFH (90.1 FM; PARKER, AZ; Owner: DESERT VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KRRK (101.1 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: SMOKE AND MIRRORS, LLC)
  • K263AI (100.5 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: DONALD F. HENDREN)
  • KZUL-FM (104.5 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: MAD DOG WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KRCY-FM (96.7 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: RICK L. MURPHY)
  • KJJJ (102.3 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: STEVEN M. GREELEY)
  • K256AA (99.1 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • K264AB (100.7 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • K268AC (101.5 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)

TV broadcast stations around Poston:

  • W64AN (Channel 64; ROCK HARBOR, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)

Poston fatal accident list:

Oct 21, 1995 12:39 AM, Bia 1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 21
Total length: 59 meters (194ft)
Total costs: $3,038,000
Total average daily traffic: 11,153
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,709
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 13,501

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 9
  • 1960-1969: 11
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Poston, AZ


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • POSTON, Lat: 33.991111 Lon: -114.400500, Structure height: 10.1 m, Call Sign: WBB274
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Nakahata
    Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:



Poston on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health technologists and technicians"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Waiters and waitresses"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the hottest summers"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management occupations:"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations:"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Black residents"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of days clear of clouds"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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