Sanders, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 630.
Males: 346  (55.0%)
Females: 284  (45.0%)
Median resident age:

21.2 years
Arizona median age:

38.3 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,480
Sanders:

$30,480
AZ:

$62,055

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,199

Sanders CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $74,400
Sanders:

$74,400
AZ:

$255,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $112,152; mobile homes: $108,126

Median gross rent in 2019: $239.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sanders: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 31.3%
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  • Races in Sanders, AZ (2019)
    • 49781.3%American Indian alone
    • 6510.6%White alone
    • 437.0%Hispanic
    • 20.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Sanders, Arizona as of April 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sanders is 148 to 1.


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Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 5865 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coconino, AZ (123.1 miles , pop. 74,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (154.1 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (195.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Houck, AZ (2.7 miles ),
Wide Ruins, AZ (4.1 miles),
Lupton, AZ (4.3 miles),
Puerco, AZ (4.4 miles ),
Oak Springs, AZ (4.6 miles),
Klagetoh, AZ (4.8 miles ),
Zuni Pueblo, NM (5.4 miles ),
Black Rock, NM (5.7 miles )

Latitude: 35.22 N, Longitude: 109.33 W

Area code: 928

Distribution of median household income in Sanders, AZ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sanders, AZ in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

12.6%
Arizona:

7.6%

Earthquake activity:

Sanders-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arizona state average. It is 1351% 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 415.5 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 405.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 389.1 miles away from Sanders center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 408.1 miles away from Sanders 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 397.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 547.0 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Apache County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sanders:

  • San Juan College (about 126 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Coconino Community College (about 131 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 132 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 154 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 154 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 156 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 165 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)

Public schools in Sanders:

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Notable locations in Sanders: Arizona State Inspection Station (A), Puerco Fire District Sanders Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Yellowhorse Gallery (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; PO Box 340-1136).

Hotels: Best Western Chieftain In (33300 I 40 01), Best Western Chieftain Motel (33300 I40), Best Western Chieft (33300 I 40 02).

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

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

ARIZONA WINDSONG WATER COMPANY (Population served: 76, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: Fed Consent Decree/Judgement (SEP-15-2008)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: Fed Consent Decree/Judgement (SEP-15-2008)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: Fed Consent Decree/Judgement (SEP-15-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed Consent Decree/Judgement (SEP-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: Fed Consent Decree/Judgement (SEP-15-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2007), Fed Consent Decree/Judgement (SEP-15-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In NOV-06-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-21-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2014)
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • 10 minor monitoring violations
  • 84 regular monitoring violations
  • 44 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

3.1 people
Arizona:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.5%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.5%
Whole state:

7.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Sanders:

Marital status in Sanders, AZ
  • Never married: 48.9%
  • Now married: 35.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Sanders:

  • High school or higher: 75.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Arizona average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sanders, AZ (based on Apache County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other15,37735
Catholic15,00013
Evangelical Protestant3,83473
Mainline Protestant71511
None36,592-
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: 11
Apache County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
This county:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Apache County:

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Apache County:

12.8%
State:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.5%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Apache County:

10.2%
Arizona:

14.2%

10.87% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.87%
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 McKinley County, NM  2.23% ($26,230 average AGI)
from San Juan County, NM  1.84% ($28,195)
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.67% ($36,964)


9.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.12%
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 McKinley County, NM  1.60% ($26,437 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  1.52% ($27,747)
to Navajo County, AZ  1.50% ($28,395)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sanders:

  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDJI (1270 AM; 5 kW; HOLBROOK, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF HOLBROOK, L.L.C.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVWM (970 AM; 5 kW; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KRKE (1100 AM; 5 kW; MILAN, NM; Owner: CIBOLA RADIO COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sanders:

  • KXXI (93.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGLX (99.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWRK (96.1 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KGLP (91.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: GALLUP PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Sanders:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • Sanders, Arizona
  • Fatal accident count19
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents26
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:7
  • Fatalities20
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents60
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents7
  • Arizona average
  • Fatal accident count12033
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents18226
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4060
  • Fatalities13668
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents35874
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2236
See more detailed statistics of Sanders fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 18.9mTotal length
  • 18,232Total average daily traffic
  • 6,974Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sanders)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Sanders, AZ)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB4YAT, Licensee ID: L01480361, Grant Date: 04/07/2009, Expiration Date: 04/07/2019, Registrant: Randall B Wilson, Po Box 248, Sanders, AZ 86512
  • Call Sign: KB7OAW, Licensee ID: L00360394, Grant Date: 05/23/2001, Expiration Date: 08/20/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/21/2013, Registrant: Karen A Snow, Box 76, Sanders, AZ 86512
  • Call Sign: KC7FVC, Previous Call Sign: WB9JHD, Licensee ID: L00503139, Grant Date: 09/22/1994, Expiration Date: 09/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2002, Registrant: Carl V Call, 137 Prarie Ln, Sanders, AZ 86512
  • Call Sign: KC7RIZ, Licensee ID: L01126362, Grant Date: 06/08/2016, Expiration Date: 06/08/2026, Certifier: Larry L Hill, Registrant: Larry L Hill, 134 Prairie Ln, Sanders, AZ 86512
  • Call Sign: N7BEI, Grant Date: 03/08/1994, Expiration Date: 03/08/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2006, Registrant: Peter Bonigut, Sanders, AZ 86512
  • Call Sign: KF7ADL, Licensee ID: L01466318, Grant Date: 02/13/2020, Expiration Date: 02/12/2029, Certifier: Samuel Wood, Registrant: Samuel A Wood, Sanders, AZ 86512
  • Call Sign: KG7ENB, Licensee ID: L01800725, Grant Date: 07/11/2013, Expiration Date: 07/11/2023, Certifier: Kristine T Wood, Registrant: Kristine T Wood, 1094 South Hwy 191, Sanders, AZ 86512

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sanders, AZ
  • 88.2%Wood
  • 11.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sanders, AZ
  • 52.0%Electricity
  • 31.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.6%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Wood


Sanders compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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