Sawmill, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 748. Population change since 2000: +22.2%
Males: 372  (49.8%)
Females: 376  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  31.4 years
Arizona median age:  37.5 years

Zip codes: 86549.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $22,134 (it was $12,875 in 2000)
Sawmill:

$22,134
AZ:

$53,558

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $8,940 (it was $4,495 in 2000)

Sawmill CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $49,063 (it was $29,600 in 2000)
Sawmill:

$49,063
AZ:

$205,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $245,470; Detached houses: $311,237; Mobile homes: $24,351

Median gross rent in 2016: $419.

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  • Races in Sawmill, AZ (2010)

    Sawmill races chart
    • 72697.1%American Indian alone
    • 91.2%Two or more races
    • 70.9%Hispanic
    • 50.7%White alone
    • 10.1%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sawmill: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 5.81 square miles.

Population density: 129 people per square mile   (very low).

Sawmill, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Sawmill:

  • High school or higher: 70.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 31.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sawmill CDP:

  • Never married: 59.3%
  • Now married: 29.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 4.7%



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Sawmill, Arizona as of February 20, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Sawmill to the number of sex offenders is 336 to 1.


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

Sawmill CDP:  0.7% ($199)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Sawmill satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coconino, AZ (142.8 miles , pop. 74,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (153.5 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (233.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Navajo, NM (2.7 miles ), Fort Defiance, AZ (3.4 miles ), Crystal, NM (3.7 miles ), Window Rock, AZ (4.1 miles ), St. Michaels, AZ (4.1 miles ), Nazlini, AZ (4.1 miles ), Tse Bonito, NM (4.3 miles ), Nakaibito, NM (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 35.90 N, Longitude: 109.16 W

Sawmill household income distribution Sawmill home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

13.3%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (27%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Sawmill, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Sawmill-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 309% 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 433.9 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 422.1 miles away from Sawmill center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 415.7 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 437.7 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 426.9 miles away from Sawmill center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 557.7 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 (11) is near the US average (13).
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sawmill topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sawmill:

  • San Juan College (about 82 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 120 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Coconino Community College (about 149 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 150 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 153 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • 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)

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Notable locations in Sawmill: Rodeo Ground Corral (A), Sawmill Trading Post (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Quartzite Wash Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Apache 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 16.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

16.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 24.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 2.72. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.72
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 53.1%
(51.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.8 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  82.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.2%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
10 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.0
Arizona average:

12.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Sawmill CDP (based on Apache County data)

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
Apache County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.8%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Apache County:

31.5%
Arizona:

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

10.2%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sawmill:

45.4%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.9%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Sawmill:

28.8
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sawmill:

30.5%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sawmill:

11.2%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sawmill:

34.7%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Sawmill:

51.3%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Sawmill:

79.1%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sawmill, AZ Residents

9.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
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 McKinley County, NM  1.96% ($25,450 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.72% ($30,479)
from Navajo County, AZ  1.55% ($27,807)


9.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.35%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($106 average AGI)
Apache County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McKinley County, NM  2.04% ($23,221 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  1.53% ($29,666)
to Navajo County, AZ  1.35% ($27,548)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sawmill:

  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTHR (1230 AM; 1 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sawmill:

  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KGLX (99.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGLP (91.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: GALLUP PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXI (93.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KFXR-FM (107.3 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWRK (96.1 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KWIM (102.7 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sawmill:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)

Sawmill fatal accident list:

Feb 12, 2006 07:26 PM, Bia 7, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 26, 1993 05:50 AM, Nr7, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 16, 1989 01:30 AM, Nr7, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sawmill)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Near Jct Indian Rd 7 & 72 (Lat: 35.895000 Lon: -109.142028), Structure height: 102 m, Call Sign: KPH661, Licensee ID: L00014256
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.980 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/1987, Expiration Date: 10/01/1997, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000Registrant: The Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ 86515

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SAWMILL, Zip Code: 86549 (Lat: 35.884889 Lon: -109.172361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQLJ560
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/12/2010, Expiration Date: 02/12/2020, Certifier: Melissa CovingtonRegistrant: Americas Communications, 3702 E Roeser Rd Ste 5, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:
  • Sawmill School, Lat: 35.899083 Lon: -109.164389, Type: Bant, Structure height: 10.7 m, Overall height: 11.6 m, Call Sign: WQTC451
    Assigned Frequencies: 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/06/2014, Expiration Date: 01/06/2024, Certifier: Guy TurleyRegistrant: Americas Communications, 3702 E Roeser Rd Ste 5, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:

Most common last names in Sawmill, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Tsosie384.3 years
Yazzie382.3 years
Begay260.0 years
Charley278.5 years
Teller285.1 years
Vanchee279.4 years
Wauneka282.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (90%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Sawmill compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income significantly below 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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.

Sawmill on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Thailand (population 500+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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