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Population in 2010: 2,495. Population change since 2000: -10.9%
Males: 1,288  (51.6%)
Females: 1,207  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  26.4 years
Arizona median age:  33.8 years

Zip codes: 85634.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,150 (it was $20,610 in 2000)
Sells:

$38,150
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,305 (it was $6,283 in 2000)

Sells CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $54,136 (it was $51,100 in 2000)
Sells:

$54,136
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $87,766; Detached houses: $87,766

Median gross rent in 2012: $666.

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  • American Indian alone - 2,272 (91.1%)
  • Hispanic - 137 (5.5%)
  • Two or more races - 36 (1.4%)
  • White alone - 32 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sells: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (1.4%).

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: 65.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 27.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sells CDP:

  • Never married: 67.5%
  • Now married: 18.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

20 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.1%
Arizona:  13.4%



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Sells, Arizona as of April 20, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sells to the number of sex offenders is 156 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $117 (0.2%)

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 June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (26%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Public administration (46%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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).
Sells topographic map

Birthplace of: Terrol Dew Johnson - Health activist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Sells:

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

Airports located in Sells:

  • Sells Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 200, Itinerant Ops: 1,000, Military Ops: 10)

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)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sells:

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 2012: 19.5%
(5.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.1% for American Indian 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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Sells compared to Arizona 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age 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.

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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

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)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.88%
Here: 44.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents59.5%6.0%5.3%4.5%2.9%
Congregations10.0%10.7%2.7%9.8%4.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.5%2.4%2.3%2.3%12.3%
Congregations3.3%3.3%2.5%1.1%52.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Sells, Arizona:
  • Fatal accident count: 14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 47
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Arizona average:
  • Fatal accident count: 276
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 440
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 101
  • Fatalities: 298
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 783
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 50
See more detailed statistics of Sells fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 31 meters (102ft)
Total costs: $135,000
Total average daily traffic: 13,494
Total average daily truck traffic: 659
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 15,774

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 9
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 6
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:

17 (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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: 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:

3
  • 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: N0USL, Licensee ID: L00486102
    Grant Date: 09/25/2012, Expiration Date: 12/22/2022, Certifier: Thomas Delikat
    Registrant: Thomas Delikat, West Hwy 86 Mile 74 Hc01 Box8155, 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

Sells on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Therapists"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Health care"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
  • #2 (85634) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #8 (85634) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #15 (85634) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home (pop 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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