Safford, Arizona

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Population in 2013: 9,602 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 
Males: 4,446  (46.3%)
Females: 5,156  (53.7%)
Median resident age:  32.7 years
Arizona median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 85552.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,585 (it was $29,899 in 2000)
Safford:

$41,585
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,314 (it was $14,052 in 2000)

Safford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $135,635 (it was $78,200 in 2000)
Safford:

$135,635
AZ:

$166,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $695.

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  • Races in Safford, AZ (2013)

    Safford races chart
    • 5,21454.0%White alone
    • 4,06442.1%Hispanic
    • 2052.1%American Indian alone
    • 760.8%Asian alone
    • 620.6%Black alone
    • 210.2%Other race alone
    • 220.2%Two or more races
    • 50.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Safford: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (12.6%), German (8.5%), United States (5.7%), Irish (5.3%), Dutch (1.9%), French (1.7%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Elevation: 2916 feet

Land area: 7.92 square miles.

Population density: 1,213 people per square mile   (low).

Safford,AZ real estate house value index trend

Safford, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Safford:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Safford city:

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

425 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

4.4%
Arizona:

13.5%



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Safford, Arizona as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Safford to the number of sex offenders is 327 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $763 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $903 (0.6%)

Safford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Catalina Foothills, AZ (77.4 miles , pop. 53,794).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tucson, AZ (81.9 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (145.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Thatcher, AZ (1.7 miles ), Cactus Flats, AZ (2.1 miles ), Solomon, AZ (2.2 miles ), Central, AZ (2.3 miles ), Swift Trail Junction, AZ (2.5 miles ), San Jose, AZ (2.7 miles ), Pima, AZ (2.8 miles ), Bryce, AZ (3.1 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $74,900
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $56,000
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $71,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2006: 39 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2007: 198 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2009: 31 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2011: 31 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $112,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.82 N, Longitude: 109.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,158 (+22.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,103 (60.0%)

Area code: 928

Safford household income distribution Safford home values distribution

Crime rates in Safford by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2009
Murders 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00002
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.020.2
Robberies 02014
per 100,000 0.020.40.010.840.4
Assaults 12121211N/A
per 100,000 125.7122.2130.1119.3N/A
Burglaries 70906078167
per 100,000 733.0916.7650.4846.21,687.9
Thefts 158155129118382
per 100,000 1,654.51,578.71,398.41,280.13,860.9
Auto thefts 121314720
per 100,000 125.7132.4151.875.9202.1
Arson 00015
per 100,000 0.00.00.010.850.5
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 315.2) 154.9170.9141.6145.7344.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Safford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 24 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Arizona average:

1.85

Safford tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,536 (+20.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (26%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Safford, Arizona

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Earthquake activity:

Safford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 273% 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 404.2 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 348.0 miles away from Safford 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 404.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 351.8 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 344.3 miles away from Safford center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 352.6 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 Graham County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Safford topographic map

Birthplace of: D.J. Carrasco - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Kansas City Royals, born: Apr 12, 1977), Elliot Johnson (baseball) - Baseball player, Spencer V. Jones - LDS Church official, Frank R. Zapata - Federal judge, Fred Mortensen - Football player, Michael Ensign - Actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Safford:

  • MT GRAHAM REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 1600 SOUTH 20TH AVENUE)
  • SAFFORD DIALYSIS (FMC) (1250 S 20TH AVE)
  • MT GRAHAM HOME HEALTH REG MED CTR HOME HEALTH SVS (1600 20TH AVENUE, BUILDING E)
  • SUNSET HILLS CARE AND REHAB, INC (1933 PEPPERTREE DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Safford:

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College/University in Safford:

  • Hair Academy of Safford (Full-time enrollment: 89; Location: 1550 West Thatcher Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: hairacademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Safford:

  • Eastern Arizona College (about 3 miles; Thatcher, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,810)
  • Pima Community College (about 81 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 18,794)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 81 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • University of Arizona (about 83 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 36,324)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 84 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Cochise College (about 101 miles; Douglas, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,597)
  • Central Arizona College (about 113 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)

Private high school in Safford:

  • SAFFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 56; Location: 3616 S HWY 191; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Safford:

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Library in Safford:

  • SAFFORD CITY - GRAHAM COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $799,140; Location: 808 S. 7TH AVENUE; 43,953 books; 2,390 audio materials; 972 video materials; 39 state licensed databases; 72 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Safford: Graham County Sheriff's Office (A), Graham County Courthouse (B), Safford City Hall (C), Safford Fire Department (D), Safford City - Graham County Library (E), Safford Railroad Station (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Safford include: Harvest Tabernacle (A), Grace Tabernacle Church (B), First Christian Church (C), First Baptist Church of Safford (D), Faith Lutheran Church (E), All Saints Episcopal Church (F), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G), Saint Andrew Baptist Church (H), Safford Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Safford Union Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Dry Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Freeman Wash (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Discovery Park (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1651 West Discovery Park Boulevard) (1), Essence of Tranquility (Recreation Areas; 6074 South Lebanon Loop Road) (2), Kachina Mineral Springs Spa (Recreation Areas; 1155 West Cactus Road) (3), Safford City Government - City Hall (717 West Main Street) (4), Swings & Things Sports Park (380 East Entertainment Avenue) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge Safford (225 East US 70) (1), Comfort Inn Safford (1578 W Thatcher Blvd) (2), Budget Inn (1215 West Thatcher Boulevard) (3), Comfort Inn (1578 W Thatcher Blvd) (4), Best Western Desert Inn (1391 Thatcher Boulevard) (5), Olney House Bed & Breakfast (1104 South Central Avenue) (6), Days Inn (520 East USHighway 70) (7), Quality Inn & Suites (420 E Highway 70) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Safford City Government - Magistrate Court (717 West Main Street) (1), Graham County Government - Clerk of Superior Court (Courthouse) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Graham 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 2007 was 26.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 22.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.2
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Safford and their reported violations in the past:

ADOC ASPC FORT GRANT (Address: 896 S COOK RD , Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: State No Longer Subject to Rule (MAY-08-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: State No Longer Subject to Rule (MAY-08-2008)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 199 regular monitoring violations
  • 24 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.9%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.6% for American Indian residents, 21.0% for other race residents, 10.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.7%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Safford in 2010:

  • 131 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Safford in 2000:

  • 122 people in nursing homes
  • 75 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Safford, Arizona environmental map by EPA

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Safford compared to Arizona state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Safford (2011 data):

  • National Bank of Arizona: Safford Branch at 426 5th Street, branch established on 1956/08/20. Info updated 2008/09/11: Bank assets: $4,485.6 mil, Deposits: $3,731.3 mil, headquarters in Tucson, AZ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 73 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Safford Branch at 301 W. Main, branch established on 1953/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Safford Branch at 321 Main Street, branch established on 1899/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Safford, Arizona:

  • Safford Super 8, 1578 W Thatcher Blvd, Safford, AZ 85546 , Phone: (928) 428-5851, Fax: (928) 428-4968
  • Quality Inn And Suites, 420 East Hwy 70, Safford, AZ 85546 , Phone: (928) 428-3200, Fax: (928) 428-3288
  • Days Inn, 520 E Hwy 70, Safford, AZ 85546 , Phone: (928) 428-5000
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 450 Entertainment Ave, Safford, AZ 85546 , Phone: (928) 428-3200, Fax: (928) 428-3288
  • Best Western Desert Inn, 1391 W Thatcher Blvd, Safford, AZ 85546 , Phone: (928) 428-0521, Fax: (928) 428-7653
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Safford, Arizona

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Arizona average:

12.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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 Safford city (based on Graham County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other11,79330
Catholic6,1946
Evangelical Protestant1,98524
Mainline Protestant5614
Orthodox301
None16,657-
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: 6
Graham County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Graham County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Graham County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Graham County:

28.7%
Arizona:

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

11.4%
State:

14.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 17$87,191$61,5472$2,360
Other Government Administration 14$72,697$62,31213$6,826
Judicial and Legal 8$30,609$45,9140$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$116,736$58,3680$0
Police - Other 4$13,361$40,0830$0
Firefighters 0$0 49$11,468
Streets and Highways 24$90,066$45,0335$3,060
Solid Waste Management 10$32,051$38,4610$0
Sewerage 10$51,243$61,4920$0
Parks and Recreation 12$45,785$45,78513$13,503
Water Supply 28$113,995$48,8556$5,297
Electric Power 8$45,993$68,9900$0
Gas Supply 10$39,300$47,1600$0
Local Libraries 5$18,101$43,4425$7,522
Other and Unallocable 12$45,695$45,6952$3,229
Totals for Government 186$802,823$51,79595$53,265

Safford government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $4,376,000 ($455.74)
    Water Utilities: $1,604,000 ($167.05)
    Judicial & Legal: $655,000 ($68.21)
    Regular Highways: $196,000 ($20.41)
    Electric Utilities: $52,000 ($5.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $51,000 ($5.31)
    General Public Buildings: $41,000 ($4.27)
    Gas Utilities: $33,000 ($3.44)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($1.77)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,281,000 ($445.84)
    Water Utilities: $2,837,000 ($295.46)
    Gas Utilities: $2,022,000 ($210.58)
    Police Protection: $1,420,000 ($147.89)
    Central Staff Services: $1,034,000 ($107.69)
    Regular Highways: $917,000 ($95.50)
    Parks & Recreation: $719,000 ($74.88)
    Sewerage: $659,000 ($68.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $636,000 ($66.24)
    Financial Administration: $603,000 ($62.80)
    General - Other: $598,000 ($62.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $403,000 ($41.97)
    Fire Protection: $382,000 ($39.78)
    Libraries: $352,000 ($36.66)
    General Public Buildings: $312,000 ($32.49)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $60,000 ($6.25)
    Air Transportation: $46,000 ($4.79)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $109,000 ($11.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $113,000 ($11.77)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($2.08)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($1.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,521,000 ($574.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,125,000 ($117.16)

Safford government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,758,000 ($287.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $514,000 ($53.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $338,000 ($35.20)
    All Other: $46,000 ($4.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $60,000 ($6.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $153,000 ($15.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $135,000 ($14.06)
    Interest Earnings: $107,000 ($11.14)
    Rents: $21,000 ($2.19)
    Special Assessments: $13,000 ($1.35)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,325,000 ($554.57)
    Water Utilities: $3,390,000 ($353.05)
    Gas Utilities: $2,103,000 ($219.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,676,000 ($174.55)
    All Other: $899,000 ($93.63)
    Highways: $751,000 ($78.21)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,634,000 ($274.32)
    Public Utilities: $596,000 ($62.07)
    Property: $411,000 ($42.80)
    NEC: $37,000 ($3.85)

Safford government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $16,663,000 ($1735.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $15,471,000 ($1611.23)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,192,000 ($124.14)

Safford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,633,000 ($690.79)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $839,000 ($87.38)

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,887 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
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  1.13% ($31,870 average AGI)
from Greenlee County, AZ  0.62% ($43,164)
from Pima County, AZ  0.61% ($38,167)


6.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,602 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
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  1.38% ($35,984 average AGI)
to Pima County, AZ  0.90% ($36,250)
to Greenlee County, AZ  0.49% ($47,442)

Strongest AM radio stations in Safford:

  • KATO (1230 AM; 1 kW; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KHIL (1250 AM; 5 kW; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KTKT (990 AM; 10 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORP.)
  • KEVT (1030 AM; 10 kW; CORTARO, AZ; Owner: ONE MART CORP.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KQTL (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAHUARITA, AZ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF TUCSON LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Safford:

  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K208BT (89.5 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: AZ BD OF REGENTS/UNIV. OF ARIZONA)
  • KJIK (100.7 FM; DUNCAN, AZ; Owner: WILLIAM S. KONOPNICKI)
  • K204CE (88.7 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KFMM (99.1 FM; THATCHER, AZ; Owner: WICK COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KGMG (106.3 FM; ORACLE, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWCX-FM (104.9 FM; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • K255AC (98.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUN. COLLEGE DIST)
  • KWRQ (102.3 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K263AA (100.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZLZ-FM2 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KUAT-FM (90.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KCDX (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, AZ; Owner: DESERT WEST AIR RANCHERS CORPORATION)
  • K292CM (106.3 FM; SUMMERHAVEN, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • KZLZ-FM1 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KVJC (91.9 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KRXS-FM (97.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: LINDA C. POTYKA)
  • KMRR (100.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KXCI (91.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
Safford fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Safford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • $2,523,000Total costs
  • 58,502Total average daily traffic
  • 3,658Total average daily truck traffic
  • 58,612Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Safford, AZ
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Safford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Safford, AZ)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Safford)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 39 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Safford)
Most common first names in Safford, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7474.4 years
Robert7470.8 years
John7072.9 years
Mary6878.3 years
James5875.0 years
George5578.9 years
Frank3774.4 years
Charles3576.0 years
Frances2677.1 years
Maria2681.5 years
Most common last names in Safford, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4276.0 years
Garcia3770.9 years
Sanchez2975.0 years
Williams2972.5 years
Johnson2876.0 years
Rodriguez2770.0 years
Nelson2480.9 years
Morris2378.1 years
Jones2276.6 years
Taylor2069.3 years
Businesses in Safford, AZ
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Nissan1
Best Western1Quality1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Circle K3Super 81
Comfort Inn1U-Haul1
Dairy Queen1UPS3
Days Inn1Vans1
FedEx2Walmart1
KFC1

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  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average sunshine amount"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures (population 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Theresa Linne Morelli (4)
  • Steve Nels Dixon (4)
  • Charles Hoisington (1)
  • Gabe Bowman (1)
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  • Antonio Garcia (1)
  • Christine Rae Green (1)

Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2015.