Poston, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 285. Population change since 2000: -26.7%
Males: 142  (50.0%)
Females: 143  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Arizona median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 85371.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,022 (it was $17,625 in 2000)
Poston:

$22,022
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,200 (it was $6,938 in 2000)

Poston CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $27,348 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Poston:

$27,348
AZ:

$166,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $314.

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  • Races in Poston, AZ (2010)

    Poston races chart
    • 15855.4%Hispanic
    • 10837.9%American Indian alone
    • 113.9%Two or more races
    • 82.8%White alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Poston: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Poston, AZ collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 333 feet

Land area: 1.39 square miles.

Population density: 205 people per square mile   (very low).

Poston, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Poston:

  • High school or higher: 37.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Poston CDP:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 36.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

122 residents are foreign born (42.4% Latin America).

This place:

42.4%
Arizona:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Poston CDP:  0.0% ($0)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
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

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

9.6%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (48%)
  • Construction (30%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (33%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (33%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (29%)
  • Transportation occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (36%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (36%)
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Poston, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Poston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Arizona state average. It is 592% 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 122.8 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 121.8 miles away from Poston center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 119.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 271.3 miles away from Poston center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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 108.3 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: 3, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Poston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Poston:

  • LA PAZ REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; PARKER, AZ)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Poston:

  • Arizona Western College (about 91 miles; Yuma, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 5,454)
  • Mohave Community College (about 92 miles; Kingman, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,309)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 103 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 5,313)
  • College of the Desert (about 116 miles; Palm Desert, CA; FT enrollment: 5,686)
  • Yavapai College (about 118 miles; Prescott, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • Estrella Mountain Community College (about 124 miles; Avondale, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,932)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc (about 128 miles; Avondale, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,860)

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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 2013: 40.6%
(31.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.2% for American Indian residents, 29.7% for other race 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

Poston compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

40.3
Arizona average:

12.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • No fuel used (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Poston CDP (based on La Paz County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,31427
Catholic1,1094
Other1,0104
Mainline Protestant3023
Black Protestant1741
None15,580-
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: 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%

8.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
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  1.34% ($27,986 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.95% ($39,082)
from Mohave County, AZ  0.52% ($35,222)


8.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,598 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
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  1.36% ($31,129 average AGI)
to Mohave County, AZ  1.14% ($24,983)
to Riverside County, CA  0.50% ($23,385)

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
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 59m194ftTotal length
  • $3,038,000Total costs
  • 11,153Total average daily traffic
  • 1,709Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,501Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 91950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 11980-1989
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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