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Population in 2010: 2,495. Population change since 2000: -10.9%
Males: 1,196  (48.0%)
Females: 1,299  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  30.1 years
Arizona median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 85634.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,034 (it was $20,610 in 2000)
Sells:

$36,034
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,212 (it was $6,283 in 2000)

Sells CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,504 (it was $51,100 in 2000)
Sells:

$58,504
AZ:

$166,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $196,487; Detached houses: $226,026; Townhouses or other attached units: $145,007; In 2-unit structures: $119,253; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $88,615; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $101,379; Mobile homes: $50,740; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,221

Median gross rent in 2013: $652.

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  • Races in Sells, AZ (2010)

    Sells races chart
    • 2,27291.1%American Indian alone
    • 1375.5%Hispanic
    • 361.4%Two or more races
    • 321.3%White alone
    • 150.6%Asian alone
    • 30.1%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sells: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (1.3%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 9.36 square miles.

Population density: 266 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sells:

  • High school or higher: 68.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 27.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sells CDP:

  • Never married: 60.6%
  • Now married: 24.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

41 residents are foreign born (0.6% Latin America, 0.3% Asia).

This place:

2.3%
Arizona:

13.5%



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sells, Arizona as of May 28, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Sells to the number of sex offenders is 2,495 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


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

Sells CDP:  0.6% ($300)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Sells satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Arivaca, AZ (42.9 miles , pop. 50,441).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tucson, AZ (59.8 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (112.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Ali Chukson, AZ (2.1 miles) , Chiawuli Tak, AZ (2.4 miles) , Ali Molina, AZ (2.5 miles) , Topawa, AZ (2.8 miles ), Santa Cruz, AZ (2.9 miles) , Papago, AZ (3.0 miles ), Nolic, AZ (3.1 miles) , Gu Oidak, AZ (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 31.91 N, Longitude: 111.88 W

Area code: 520

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

5.7%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (21%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Public administration (31%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (28%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Sells, Arizona

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Earthquake activity:

Sells-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 359% 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 312.2 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 240.4 miles away from Sells center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 233.3 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 228.5 miles away from the city center
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 319.2 miles away from Sells center
On 11/24/1987 at 13:15:56, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 ML, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 250.9 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 Pima County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Terrol Dew Johnson - Health activist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Sells:

  • SELLS INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE HOSPITAL (Government - Federal, PO BOX 548)
  • ARCHIE HENDRICKS SENIOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (HCO 1 BOX 9100)
  • SELLS DIALYSIS (DVA) (HWY 86 - MP 113)

airports located in Sells:

College/University in Sells:

  • Tohono O'Odham Community College (Full-time enrollment: 130; Location: Highway 86, Mile Post 125.5; Public; Website: www.tocc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sells:

  • University of Arizona (about 59 miles; Tucson, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 36,324)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 61 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • Pima Community College (about 62 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 18,794)
  • Central Arizona College (about 74 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (about 96 miles; Chandler, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,047)
  • Arizona State University-Polytechnic (about 97 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,311)
  • South Mountain Community College (about 102 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,736)

Private high schools in Sells:

  • LIVING WORD ACADEMY (Students: 17, Location: HIGHWAY 86, Grades: 1-10)
  • SOUTHWEST INDIAN SCHOOLS/LIVING WORD ACADEMY (Students: 16, Location: HIGHWAY 86 BEHIND ASSEMBLY O, Grades: 1-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sells:

  • SAN SIMON SCHOOL (Students: 85, Location: HWY 86, Grades: KG-8)
  • SANTA ROSA BOARDING SCHOOL (Location: HC 01 PO BOX 8400, Grades: KG-8)
  • SANTA ROSA RANCH SCHOOL (Location: HC 02 BOX 7570, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Sells

Library in Sells:

  • VENITO GARCIA LIBRARY (Operating income: $71,000; Location: MAIN STREET; 10,912 books; 67 audio materials; 468 video materials; 39 state licensed databases; 94 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sells: Papago Indian Tribal Council (A), Papago Indian Agency (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Pima 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: 33.3%
(34.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.8 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.9%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  18.3%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
133 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
4 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Sells in 2000:

  • 12 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 11 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 9 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Sells, Arizona environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Sells (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Tohono O'odham Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1997/01/01. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Arizona average:

12.5

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

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 Sells CDP (based on Pima County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic203,77050
Evangelical Protestant98,278362
Other45,011128
Mainline Protestant37,03777
Black Protestant4,19014
Orthodox2,2605
None589,717-
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: 122
Pima County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 52
Pima County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 226
Pima County:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 615
Here:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Pima County:

21.2%
Arizona:

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

15.2%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.3%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sells:

42.6%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.8%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sells:

10.4%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sells:

6.5
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

28.2%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

54.0%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.9%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sells, AZ Residents

4.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,289 average AGI)
Pima County:

0.13%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.54% ($34,939 average AGI)
from Cochise County, AZ  0.22% ($34,200)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.17% ($37,347)


4.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,122 average AGI)
Pima County:

0.14%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.71% ($38,204 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.17% ($42,220)
to Cochise County, AZ  0.16% ($30,798)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sells:

  • 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)
  • KTKT (990 AM; 10 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORP.)
  • KEVT (1030 AM; 10 kW; CORTARO, AZ; Owner: ONE MART CORP.)
  • KSAZ (580 AM; 5 kW; MARANA, AZ; Owner: OWL BROADCASTING & DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KQTL (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAHUARITA, AZ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF TUCSON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNST (790 AM; 5 kW; TUCSON, AZ)
  • KXEM (1010 AM; 15 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES OF PHOENIX, INC.)
  • KFNN (1510 AM; 22 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sells:

  • K261CK (100.1 FM; SAN XAVIER, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KXCI (91.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZLZ-FM2 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWFM-FM (97.1 FM; GREEN VALLEY, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K263AA (100.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K255AC (98.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUN. COLLEGE DIST)
  • KCDX (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, AZ; Owner: DESERT WEST AIR RANCHERS CORPORATION)
  • KUAT-FM (90.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KIIM-FM (99.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOYT (92.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHYT (107.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRQQ (93.7 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K292CM (106.3 FM; SUMMERHAVEN, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • KZLZ-FM1 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KMXZ-FM (94.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLPX (96.1 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
Sells fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Sells fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 38m125ftTotal length
  • $136,000Total costs
  • 17,894Total average daily traffic
  • 941Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,194Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 91960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sells, AZ

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sells)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • KITT PEAK, 17.5 Miles Ene Of (Lat: 31.961750 Lon: -111.600389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.5 m, Call Sign: WPY21
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: Kraskin, Lesse & Cosson, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 520, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 296-8890, Fax: (202) 296-8893, Email:
  • SELLS, Intersection Of Broadway & Hill Streets In Sells, Az (Lat: 31.911472 Lon: -111.882889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.5 m, Call Sign: WSL67
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: Kraskin, Lesse & Cosson, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 520, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 296-8890, Fax: (202) 296-8893, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB7IDL, Grant Date: 06/20/1989, Expiration Date: 06/20/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/21/2001, Registrant: Lorrie T Lott, Sells, AZ 85634
  • Call Sign: KF7DRS, Licensee ID: L01504210, Grant Date: 07/07/2009, Expiration Date: 07/07/2019, Certifier: Joseph G Salcido, Registrant: Joseph G Salcido, Sells, AZ 85634

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Sells compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Sells on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in unknown juvenile institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #1 (85634) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 (85634) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #15 (85634) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #17 (85634) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #92 (85634) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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